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Dr. Shivanand Lad, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 39

Dr. Lad

Dr. Shivanand Lad, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Chicago Medical School in 2004 and specializes in neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery.


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(919) 684-7777

Dr. Lad accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (7/7/2014)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lad's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lad treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lad treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Neurostimulation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lad performs Neurostimulation more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Lad performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Implantable Peripheral Neurostimulators
  • Neurostimulation, Spinal
Spinal Cord Stimulation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lad performs Spinal Cord Stimulation more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Lad performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Lad's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel 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
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Meningiomas
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

I am a neurosurgeon and researcher who focuses on surgical solutions for movement disorders and pain due to cancer prior nerve injury stroke failed back surgery limb amputation trigeminal neuralgia and other causes. I have always been fascinated by h...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2011
Stanford University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2009
Stanford University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Chicago Medical School
Medical School
2011
2009
2004

Dr. Lad's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lad

3.8

Based on 8 reviews

5 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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I’ve had several surgeries with Dr Lad. He is very professional and extremely knowledgeable of my surgery. He has a wonderful bedside manner,and always has time for my concerns. I would highly recommend him to family and friends.
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Dr. Lad is one of the most compassionate, professional and thorough doctors I have seen. His entire team, and particularly Beth, explained everything in detail; answered my endless questions with patience, and took great care of me. Dr. Lad has performed 5 surgeries on me and has provided profound relief of my facial pain and occipital pain. They are a busy practice, so at times there is a wait, but they are worth it! I know I got top notch care! I think they truly care about their patients.
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Dr. Lad truly cares about his patients and really listens to his patient's needs.
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In 2014 I had brain and chest surgery, was allowed to stay at Duke hospital for one night. Sent home without follow-up. Went to UNC emergency the next day since I didn't have balance. Now I have the following disabilities - numb upper lip and numb right hand. I use weights on my right hand so I can type I cannot recommend Dr Lad
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Great bedside manners, very intelligent, easy to speak with. Him and his team are awesome. My mom has been extremely nervous about going through with DBS surgery. But with encouragement, information, and a little humor, the team and Dr. Lad had my mom on board. She's now two days post op and recovering smoothly! Bless the hands of all surgeons who are equipped with this level of precision and intelligence. I would recommend Dr. Lad to anyone going through neurosurgery.
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Top notch! I have been treated by Dr Lad for the last 9 months and have required 2 surgeries. Dr Lad worked closely with my Neurologist to assure I neither rushed to surgery nor delayed relief once medical management failed. Not only did Dr Lad explain TN to me, Beth also took the time to reexplain to my family and friends helping to build an effective support for me at home. BRILLIANT! Highly recommended!! This team is busy, yes, but effective behind the scenes and will take good care of you!
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My appointment was at 12:00 pm on September 8, 2016. I was seen by medical student at 2:15, who asked me some questions and check my reflexes on knee and ankles. At 2:30 pm Dr. Lad came in, no examination at all, just stated that my spinal cord injury could not be fixed. That maybe with aggressive spinal cord rehab it may heal or it may not. I was completely disappointed, since Dr. Dennis Turner referred my case to Dr. Lad.
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He was great in explaining exactly what was going to happen! If it was just Dr. Lad we were dealing with the experience would probably have been wonderful . We thought Beth was going to be a help during the process . Unfortunately ,Beth the PA was not organized didn't have paper work ready when she said she would ,,didn't communicate with us at all in regard to the complications with the surgery and is still not!! She has been a hindrance. We are now looking elsewhere to have the surgery .
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