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 how the brain and spinal cord works converting a thought in your mind to a physical action or feeling. As a neurosurgeon I get to treat people who have problems with this process. Every day I get to help patients make dramatic improvements in their quality of life which is greatly rewarding. At Duke were lucky to have access to the latest technologies and world-class research. Our technology allows us to perform surgeries in the least invasive most precise ways possible. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and three young boys.
Dr. Shivanand Lad, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Durham, NC. He is 37 years old and has been practicing for 13 years. Dr. Lad is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.