Dr. Mark Held, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 59

Dr. Held
Accepting new patients

Carolinas Craniospinal Neurosurgery

2111 Neuse Blvd Ste A New Bern, NC 28560

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Dr. Mark Held, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in New Bern, NC and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Georgetown University medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with CarolinaEast Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Held to book an appointment.

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Dr. Held is affiliated with CarolinaEast Medical Center New Bern, a highly rated hospital.

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Held's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Held treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Held treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Held treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Held treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Herniated Disc
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Held treats Herniated Disc more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Held treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Held's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chordoma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Held accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
American Republic
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Options PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Humana
MagnaCare
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Held's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Held

4.3

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
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1 Star
14.814814814814815%
(4)
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Dr. Held did a very successful surgery on my lower spine in April 2021. Today was my FU visit and I am basically pain free! I am so grateful that Dr Held was referred to me by my local primary care physician. He is attentive, informative and a very highly respected surgeon here in New Bern, NC. Thanks so much Dr Held!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jul 20, 2021
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Fantastic results from lower back surgery in 2013!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Aug 21, 2020
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After suffering from severe lower back pain for over a year and seeing multiple specialists, I was referred to Dr. Held by my Pain Management doctor. He performed lumbar fusion, which entailed a graft between 3-4, with a plate and screws. I was in a lot of pain following surgery but after 4 months, I am now almost back to normal. I still have some minor after-effects of surgery but overall, I am extremely pleased with my treatment by Dr. Held and his staff. His care pre- and post-op has been outstanding. I would highly recommend him and would definitely return for further spinal care/surgery if necessary. As a matter of fact, my daughter had a similar problem in her cervical area which was treated by Dr. Held. She has also been very satisfied with him. I am so grateful for his skill, care and compassion.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jill Roberts – Jun 06, 2020
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My personal experience with Dr. Held has been very positive. He is an extremely gifted surgeon and a truly compassionate person overall. I've seen some negative comments regarding the excessive wait time for his appointments. The reason for your wait at times is because he treats every patient with dignity and respect. When he is with you, you are the only person he focuses on and will make sure you are educated, understand and that he addresses each and every one of your questions or concerns fully. He performed a spinal stenosis procedure on L3-6 and the improvement in my daily life has been remarkable. If you are looking for a neuro-surgeon I would highly recommend setting up an appointment with Dr. Mark Held and his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Richard W. Seeger – Feb 11, 2020
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DR HELD WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND REALIZED MY HURT. HE WORKED ME IN FAST AND I AM TOTALLY RELEAVED.THIS THE DOCTOR YOU WANT
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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GAIL WHITE – Feb 01, 2020
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Dr.Held is an extremely compassionate and caring surgeon. He did my lumbar surgery 11-18-19 and I couldn't be more pleased! I suffered with extreme lower back pain for 8 and a half months before my insurance said I had tried all options. When I met Dr. Held he explained what my procedure would involve in terms I could understand. (Not sure where the negative feedback is coming from, but I experienced NO problems!) I can not say enough about his capability and concern. My procedure was scheduled for a Monday and he personally called me Sunday night to check in and talk to me and he took his time. Don't know many Surgeons who do that! After surgery, I was up and feeling mild discomfort which decreased within a few days. If I were to have any more surgery, I would return to him and am referring him. Dr.Held, if you are reading this, I can't express my gratitude for giving me my life back after so much pain this year. You are a gifted surgeon and I wish you the very best! God bless!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rebecca Ann Whitley – Dec 13, 2019
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Neck arm pain
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Larry Feldhaus – Dec 06, 2019
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Mark Held gave me my life back.I dealt with back pain for a long time and being younger no one took me seriously until I found him.A year after surgery and I am 100%better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tanya – Nov 13, 2019
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Quite negative...He has the skills but no bedside manner...Rude Arrogant, Sarcastic . It was usually and hour + wait time. Front office staff rude .I left his office crying due to his non professional behavior
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Nov 07, 2019
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My first appt for surgery Spinal fusion was last week . Dr Held was very professional in answer all of my questions but gave me the chance to think about it and chance to come back to answer more questions I might have as I will be back later the following week . I am almost beating the 50 yr old female that is very active kiteboarder not ready to give up on my passion in the water just yet . He reassured me that I could return to my love of water sports . I'll be giving you an update in months to come on my surgery and recovery . I must say I feel the staff and dr Held are very caring people just in my first visit .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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cheryl salter in Beaufort , NC – Jul 22, 2019
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I cannot thank Drs. Held & Dalrymple enough. Their staff is the best. All of my questions were answered with patience and kindness. When I began my journey with them, I could barely walk. Believe it or not, I actually skipped down the hallway to their office for my last follow up. I am so blessed that I was referred to them. Their care coordinators are angels and were able to handle insurance and scheduling with ease. Even in the midst of a hurricane and approaching holiday season, everything fell right into place. A hundred stars and tons of gratitude to everyone that helped me through the most difficult year in my entire life. If you have been referred or need to be, rest assured that you will be in good hands and will receive the best of care.
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May 03, 2019
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The best there is in my book.
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Apr 17, 2019
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A big "Thank You" to Dr. Mark Held on my successful back surgery. Dr. Held is a wonderful surgeon. New Bern is lucky to have him! Thanks again, Dr. Held. George Kramer
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Apr 15, 2019
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I'm very grateful to have had Dr. Held as my back surgeon. He genuinely cares about his patients health issues. I can't say enough about him, his professionalism, his skills, and expertise. My back surgery was a success and I'm living a pain free life. Thank you Dr. Held. You're amazing!!!!
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Apr 02, 2019
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He is a good listener, takes time to review test results with you. ( X-RAYS, MRI). He also demonstrates where the problem is etc. Will recommend or agree to therapy if you choose and ultimately will perform surgery if necessary .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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New Bern, NC – Jan 03, 2019
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I've seen dr held three times and every time was a 2+ hr wait. He was very short with me and rude.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Kristen in New Bern, NC – Aug 31, 2017
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I was very leery of back surgeries after hearing tons of horror stories. However a friend of a friend recommended Dr Held and after having the surgery I couldn't be more satisfied. I was up and walking within 30 minutes of waking up. First time I could stand up straight in seven months do to two car wrecks in 3 weeks. He has given me back my mobility and allowed me to continue pursuing my career!!! I highly recommend D Mark Held!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
16 people found this helpful
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jim in new bern, nc – Jul 07, 2016
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I personally work with Dr. Held in the OR and I would trust him with my life or any of my family member's lives. He's professional, takes great pride in his work, and is a phenomenal surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
15 people found this helpful
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Asheboro, NC – May 04, 2016
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Dr. Mark Held, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in New Bern, NC and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Georgetown...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Mayo Clin
Residency Hospital
Mayo Clin
Internship Hospital
1988
Georgetown University
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Mark Held, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Held frequently treats Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Herniated Disc. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Held treats.

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Dr. Held's office is located at 2111 Neuse Blvd Ste A, New Bern, NC 28560. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

Carolinas Craniospinal Neurosurgery2111 Neuse Blvd Ste A New Bern, NC 28560
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CarolinaEast Medical Center

New Bern, NC

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)