Dr. Robert Isaacs, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 51
  
Dr. Isaacs
Accepting new patients

Duke Spine Center

40 Duke Medicine Cir Ste 1c Durham, NC 27710

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(919) 684-7777

Dr. Robert Isaacs, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Durham, NC and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Isaacs has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Isaacs to book an appointment.


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(919) 684-7777

Dr. Isaacs accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Isaacs treats Spine Disorders more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Isaacs treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Spondylolisthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Isaacs treats Spondylolisthesis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Isaacs treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Scoliosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Isaacs treats Scoliosis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Isaacs treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

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Dr. Isaacs' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • 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
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Epilepsy
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • 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
  • Lupus
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • 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)
  • Scoliosis
  • 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
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Isaacs' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Isaacs

3.8

Based on 41 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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I had spinal stenosis and could barely sit at my desk while at work without wrapping my lower back with two heating pads. I was in constant pain which was getting worse, not better. Dr Isaacs analyzed my condition in one visit and the surgery took place a couple of months later. I recovered very quickly from surgery and haven’t had any back pain since.
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I had surgery with Dr.Isaas inDecember 2012 He is not much on bedside management But he is a great surgeon. I could not hardly walk due to spinal stenosis it started in my lower back and went down my leg. After hours of surgery I woke up with barely any pain. It’s been 7years now and the degenerate bone disease is causing some issues but it is something hereditary not from my surgery. When people ask me about my experience I always tell them if I had to do it again I wouldn’t hesitate it helped me that much . Thank you Dr.Iassa . Brenda Wagner N.C.
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Brenda Wagner – Nov 12, 2019
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He was a great doctor I loved him dearly
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Beth travis in Stoneville, NC – Feb 22, 2019
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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 hours. The postop staff at Duke, his team, the followup were all great. I was up walking the evening of the surgery. My course was as he predicted. Top notch MD, staff, hospital. Highly recommended
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Dr. B in Chapel Hill, NC – Jun 11, 2018
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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 and a lier for a surgeon Isaacs is your man
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Mark Foreman in bayboro, nc – Feb 03, 2018
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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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Danny Long in Chapel Hill nc – Nov 17, 2017
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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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Jacquelyn S Bailey in Rocky Mount, NC – Aug 14, 2017
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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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Kathie Dickey in WV – Jul 13, 2017
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A great surgeon with exceptional skills but their administration department is the worst ever. Almost impossible to get a return phone or e mail in a timely manner. Time after time over long periods the same thing. What a shame! For administration I would give them 1 STAR
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jim burgio in High Point, NC – May 02, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Robert Isaacs, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Durham, NC and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Isaacs has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine me...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2002
Rush University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Vanderbilt University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1999
Arizona State Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Vanderbilt University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1995
Baylor College of Medicine
Medical School

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Locations

Duke Spine Center

Duke Spine Center40 Duke Medicine Cir Ste 1c Durham, NC 27710
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Duke University Hospital

Durham, NC

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)