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 with it. The expertise we have is unsurpassed in this region if not in the country. I was lucky enough to start with the minimally invasive surgery movement about 15 years ago. We have moved from the very simple operations to the most complex. At this point there is almost no operation that cant be done using minimally invasive techniques. Even with complicated significant surgeries we can show how much we can change peoples lives and do it better than in the standard open surgery approach. At the same time very simple operations can become even simpler when done using minimally invasive techniques.
Dr. Robert Isaacs, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Durham, NC. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Isaacs is affiliated with Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital.