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Dr. Oren Gottfried, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 44

Dr. Gottfried

Dr. Oren Gottfried, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from University Of Arizona College Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery.

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(919) 684-7777

Dr. Gottfried accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Dr. Gottfried's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Gottfried 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
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gottfried treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Gottfried treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gottfried treats Spine Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Gottfried treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Gottfried's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Meningiomas
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

I specialize in the surgical management of all complex cervical thoracic lumbar or sacral spinal diseases by using minimally invasive as well as standard approaches for arthritis or degenerative disease deformity tumors and trauma. I have a special i...


  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications


Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Utah School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Utah School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
University Of Arizona College Of Medicine
Medical School


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What People Say About Dr. Oren Gottfried, MD
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I have had back and knee pain since 1994. I was a Marine. Many treatments by different kind of doctors over the years. I needed spinal stenosis and a forminatomy/Laminectomy. I searched a read about Dr. Gottfried ultimately deciding he was my best hope. Not only am I practically pain free a few weeks out, his bedside manner, giving his personal cell for concerns, being so quick to respond to all messages all hours of the night, he is amazing. I tell everyone I can how impressed I am.
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In 2010 I underwent cervical spine surgery by a physician in Wilmington, NC. In 2012 I was still having pain and sought a second opinion by Dr. Gottfried. He discovered that I had a psuedoarthrosis as well as slippage at the C7-T1. So in 2012 I had surgery by him. I found him to be most highly educated in his field as well very personable. He clearly explained the procedures to me as well the expected outcomes. I have had nothing but the upmost respect for this fine doctor and recommend him!
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Dr. Gottfried is an excellent neurosurgeon! I prayed for a great Dr & God lead me to him. I met Dr. Gottfried in July of 2017 with two crushed discs & a cracked vertebrae. He said surgery was the last resort. He operated on me in Dec of 2017 at my request. Rods at L4, L5, & S1. Put a cage in through my abdomen. It's now May 2018 and I feel so much better then before. I would recommend him to my family & anyone that needs spinal surgery. It was tough at first but the results were worth it!
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I would like to send this note about Dr. Oren Gottfried and his staff, the staff at Duke Hospital, and Duke-Raleigh Hospital for their stellar preparation, work, recovery, and most personal recovery and follow up after surgery. My wife Susan had a very delicate spinal fusion two years ago, with complications during recovery that resulted in a second surgery and recovery, and to this day, Dr. Gottfried still follows up with my wife and I, himself. Something uncommon in today's medical profession.
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April 30, 2017, at 8:05pm My 20 year old son was hit by a truck while long boarding. He received a skull fracture, brain bleed and two contusions. He does not remember four days of his life. He had to relearn walking, feeding himself, bathing, etc. He also lost the ability to talk for weeks. Dr Gottfried was AMAZING. He shared the facts every step of the way. He was encouraging, yet honest with what the future could hold. We were blessed to have Gottfried. He saved my son's life and future.
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In December 2010, Dr. Oren Gottfried performed an Exterior Cervical Infusion after I suffered a broken neck. Thanks to Dr. Gottfried I am recovering from partial paralyzes on my right side and several other conditions related to the accident I experience. I truly appreciate the excellent care provided to me by this neurosurgeon and his fine staff. I do have a very good friend that I recommend to have a procedure. We have shared our experience with each others. Thank you, Dr. Gottfried.
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