Dr. Russell Margraf, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 55
  
Dr. Margraf
Accepting new patients

Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic

5838 Six Forks Rd Raleigh, NC 27609

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(919) 785-3400

Dr. Russell Margraf, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Margraf has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Duke Health Raleigh Hospital and Rex Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Margraf to book an appointment.


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Dr. Margraf 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
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
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Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Wellpath Preferred PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MedCost
MedCost PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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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 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Margraf performs Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Margraf performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Margraf treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Margraf treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Low Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Margraf treats Low Back Pain more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Margraf treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

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Dr. Margraf's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • 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
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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I had a four level fusion in April 2016 by another surgeon which was a total failure my pain was worst and after 2 years of chronic uncontrollable pain I was sent to Dr Margraf by my pain management Dr... two weeks later I had a surgery that included my surgery from 2016 being redone and four levels above!! I went from not being able to control my left leg to completely picking it up as I was waking from recovery... I feel like Dr Margraf gave me my life back two weeks after the surgery and I can walk with no dragging my left leg I can also pick it up 3 foot laying flat down!! I am a 60 year old female and I feel like my life just done a 360 turn around I have quality to life now and I do not have that deep down excruciating pain and that I am very grateful to Dr Margraf he is amazing and I thank God I was referred to him! I do have pain now but it’s the normal after surgery pain .. Thanks again Dr Margraf and your staff you guys are wonderful ??
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Mary Rachel Hardison – Aug 28, 2019
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Dr. Margraf operated on my meningioma in a timely, honest, and successful manner. All of my symptoms disappeared! We are so grateful to have him and his entire staff In Raleigh. Everyone was so calm and professional during this stressful time of our lives. THANK YOU!
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Raleigh, NC – Jun 25, 2019
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DR Margraf performed back surgery on me this past Oct. I was turned down and not given much hope by others because of some complications. DR Margraf from day 1 had hope. Surgery was a success. His staff are just as amazing! I won't trust anyone else ...
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Shannon in Spring Hope Nc – Jan 04, 2018
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I would not refer my dog to him. My doctor sent for a referal, took them two weeks to call to set up an appointment. Once in, he sends me to the MRI trailer for 2 brain MRI's, get out they are closed, no follow up, waited all day on Friday leaving messages, only to find out he only works 2 days a week and then they close at 2PM on Fridays. No follow up, no appointments, jusy call and leave messages. SO I guess I do not have any brain tumors or issues, since no follow up or future appointments.
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Raleigh, NC – Sep 26, 2017
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Six years ago, I was diagnosed with double herniated discs in my neck. The pain was unbearable. After getting nothing but waiting lists from other neurosurgery practices, Dr. Margraf's office said come in immediately. I met with the doctor who told me he could do the surgery the following day. He used a titanium plate and 6 screws. Problem solved. I can honestly say that 6 years later no further problems have happened in that area of my body. Excellent job Dr. Margraf!!
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Steve Zaslow in Raleigh, NC – May 20, 2017
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On March 7, 2014, my life changed. As a then 33 year old woman, I found myself facing an aneurysm that caught to take my life. Dr Margraf and the staff that works along side of him, were calm, poised to take action, professional, and were willing to spend any amount of time to answer questions and keep my family informed. I never intended to cross paths under these circumstances, but I'm sure glad I did. He was a true blessing. Trust him - you won't be sorry.
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Erin Gross in Raleigh, NC – Jul 18, 2016
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Diagnosed my problem and fixed perfectly immediately.
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Patrick J Blell in Sanford, NC – Jul 16, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Russell Margraf, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Margraf has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Duke Health Raleigh Hospital and Rex Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Margraf to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
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Board Certifications

Education

Duke University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1992
Wesleyan University
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Locations

Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic

Raleigh Office5838 Six Forks Rd Raleigh, NC 27609
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Duke Health Raleigh Hospital

Raleigh, NC

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Rex Hospital

Raleigh, NC

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)

WakeMed Raleigh Campus

Raleigh, NC

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average