Dr. Oren Gottfried, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 46

Dr. Gottfried
Accepting new patients

Duke Raleigh Hospital

3400 Wake Forest Rd Raleigh, NC 27609

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(919) 954-3000

Dr. Oren Gottfried, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC. He is affiliated with medical facilities Duke Health Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gottfried to book an appointment.

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Dr. Gottfried is affiliated with Duke University Hospital Durham, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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  • Recent Reviews
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

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

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gottfried treats Spinal Stenosis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Gottfried treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Gottfried's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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(919) 954-3000

Dr. Gottfried accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Gottfried's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gottfried

4.3

Based on 21 ratings

5 Stars
80.95238095238095%
(17)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
4.761904761904762%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
14.285714285714286%
(3)
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Dr Gottfried is the only doctor I trust to take care of my back. He listens to me and has been completely straight forward with me since my first visit. If I have a question or concern, he responds the same day . He performed successful major back surgery in November of 2019 and I have had no problems with that part of my back since. An MRI confirmed it is good. I have had new issues in 2021 which he is addressing. He is excellent and I highly recommend him to anyone with back issues.
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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Linda E Berwick – Sep 13, 2021
Great
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 30, 2020
I find him to very knowledgeable in his field, but not very companionable. During our first and second visit he was very short with me, didn't seem to care how I was effected or offer anything that would help any. I didn't feel like it was broken down to where I could understand anything. I had to come home and google everything off my printout. It was very disappointing after reading all of his outstanding reviews online, and after many years of dealing with pain. I feel like his PA spent more time in the room than he did, which he was very nice by the way. I am not sure if maybe due to the COVID-19 maybe he is under more pressure, but I did not feel like I got the same attention and care everyone else in all these reviews got. Hoping the next visit is better.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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disappointing – Jun 16, 2020
I found that Dr. Oren Gottfried,to be an honest, straight forward and genuine neurosurgeon. He will directly tell the patient what the problem is, how he can alleviate the problem,and the steps to be taken to resolve this issue. Dr. Gottfried took me into his office prior to my surgery and literally explained, what have been happening to me for the past 3 years,with my back problem. He further explained on the initial post visit,what he did. Its 6 months after my surgery, and I am pain free,thanks to Dr.Gottfred and his staff. His work is definitely phenomenal. I am living now with a sense of normalcy.
3 people found this helpful
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Paul Deane – Jul 19, 2019
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.
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
7 people found this helpful
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James Claxton in Surf City, NC – Jun 12, 2018
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!
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
8 people found this helpful
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Charla Allen in Rocky Point, NC – May 16, 2018
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!
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
8 people found this helpful
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Chris in Rex, NC – May 14, 2018
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.
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
8 people found this helpful
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Buck Thrailkill in Fayetteville, NC – May 01, 2018
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.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Amanda Sublett in Durham – Apr 29, 2018
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.
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
16 people found this helpful
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Audrey in Fayetteville, NC – Jan 21, 2016

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Biography

Dr. Oren Gottfried, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC. He is affiliated with medical facilities Duke Health Raleigh Hospital and Duke University...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

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What are Dr. Oren Gottfried, MD's top areas of care?

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

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Dr. Gottfried's office is located at 3400 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Duke Raleigh Hospital3400 Wake Forest Rd Raleigh, NC 27609
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Duke Endocrinology of Raleigh3480 Wake Forest Rd Ste 310 Raleigh, NC 27609
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Duke Health Raleigh Hospital

Raleigh, NC

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Duke University Hospital

Durham, NC

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

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)