Dr. Robert Isaacs, MD

Dr. Robert Isaacs, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 49
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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.

40 DUKE MEDICINE CIR Ste 1C

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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Top Care Areas

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Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Myelopathy
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Isaacs "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."
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2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

104  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Wrist Fracture
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29  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Isaacs has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Isaacs' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Isaacs

3.8

Based on 37 reviews

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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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