Dr. Robert Isaacs, MD

Dr. Robert Isaacs, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Robert Isaacs, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Baylor College Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery.


Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information

(919) 684-7777

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim Found
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. Isaacs' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Isaacs treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Isaacs treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Chronic Neck Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Isaacs treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 99% of his peers

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

Herniated Disc Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Isaacs performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Isaacs performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy

Dr. Isaacs' conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adhesive Capsulitis
Ankle Fracture
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cauda Equina 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
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Cranial Trauma
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 Injuries
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Hematoma
Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
Femur Fracture
Foot Conditions
Fracture Care
Gait Abnormality
Hammer Toe
Hand Conditions
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Limb Cramp
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Neck Muscle Strain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
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
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rib Fracture
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Secondary Malignancies
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sjögren's Syndrome
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Synovial Biopsy
Systemic Sclerosis
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Traumatic Brain Injury
Trigger Point Injection
Vascular Disease
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
Vertebral Column Tumors
Wrist Fracture

About Me

Care Philosophy

I came to Duke for the opportunity to see something really substantial grow our spine program. A patient should want to come here because we offer what few places in the country can offer -- the breadth of what we can deal with and how we can deal wi...


  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications


  • 2002
    Chicago Institute Of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch
    Fellowship Hospital
  • 2001
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital
  • 1996
    Vanderbilt University Hospital
    Internship Hospital
  • 1995
    Baylor College Of Medicine
    Medical School


  • Spanish
  • English

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I'm an MD with 40 years in the business and needed XLIF surgery. Seen a lot of hospitals and docs. Dr. Isaacs was excellent. Carefully explained my options, the risks (including anesthesia), the postoop course including possible side effects from the surgery. Surgery went excellently lasting 5...Read More
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Had surgery 28 Nov 2016 durring witch he damaged my spinal cord causing cauda equina leaving me incontinant for life. At the time he told me my incontinant problem was from the anastesia. 2 months after the surgery he sent me a letter saying he is dropping me as a patient. If you want a coward...Read More
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This man laughed in my face after leaving my wife 24/7 dependant. Nurse had to escort him by the arm out of the room, he would not stop laughing at me while I cried over my wife in ICU. Trust is a fools game.
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Had spinal fusion surgery done by Dr. Isaacs in April 2017, and feel as though I have been given my life back. I am 4 months out from very complex surgery, and am pain free. Can't say enough about how impressed I am with Dr. Isaac's surgical skills.
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Would not hesitate to recommend Dr Isaac. I am pain free thanks to his minimally invasive surgery. Excellent doctor
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