Dr. Russell Margraf, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 55

Dr. Margraf
Accepting new patients

Triangle Neurosurgery PA

1540 Sunday Dr Ste 214 Raleigh, NC 27607

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(919) 785-3400

Dr. Russell Margraf, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC. 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 is affiliated with Rex Hospital Raleigh, a highly rated hospital.

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Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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. Margraf's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Margraf treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Margraf treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Margraf treats Low Back Pain more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Margraf treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Herniated Disc Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Margraf performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Margraf performs this procedure more than 87% 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
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Dr. Margraf's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Dr. Margraf accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Wellpath Preferred PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MedCost
MedCost PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
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Dr. Margraf's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Margraf

3.5

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
61.53846153846154%
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
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1 Star
34.61538461538461%
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (17)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (16)
  • Listened & answered questions (16)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (10)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (9)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (9)
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I highly recommend Dr. Margraf. My appointment was arranged in a timely, proficient manner by his staff including the scheduling of a MRI prior to the appointment. I was scheduled for a spinal fusion within days based on an excellent explanation of the need for the procedure. The surgery has been a complete success and I am on the road to recovery.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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M.Mullins – Aug 13, 2020
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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 ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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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About Me

Biography

Dr. Russell Margraf, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Duke Health Raleigh Hospital and...Read more

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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What are Dr. Russell Margraf, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Margraf frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Herniated Disc Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Margraf treats.

Where is Dr. Russell Margraf, MD's office located?

Dr. Margraf's office is located at 1540 Sunday Dr Ste 214, Raleigh, NC 27607. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

Triangle Neurosurgery PA1540 Sunday Dr Ste 214 Raleigh, NC 27607
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Margraf is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Duke Health Raleigh Hospital

Raleigh, NC

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Rex Hospital

Raleigh, NC

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

WakeMed Raleigh Campus

Raleigh, NC

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received