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Dr. Robert Isaacs, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 49

Dr. Isaacs

Dr. Robert Isaacs, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Baylor College Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery.


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(919) 684-7777

Dr. Isaacs accepts the following insurance:

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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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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
very high
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Epilepsy
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • 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
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • 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)
  • 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

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...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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
2002
2001
1996
1995

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Isaacs' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Isaacs

3.8

Based on 38 reviews

5 Stars
65.78947368421052%
(25)
4 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
(1)
3 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
(1)
2 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
(1)
1 Star
26.31578947368421%
(10)

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He was a great doctor I loved him dearly
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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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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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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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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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