Dr. Shivanand Lad, MD

Dr. Shivanand Lad, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 38
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Shivanand Lad, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Durham, NC. He is 38 years old and has been practicing for 13 years.


Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information

(919) 684-7777

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers
Spinal Cord Stimulation
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lad 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.


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  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Lad does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • 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)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Meningiomas
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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)
  • 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 Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 7/7/2014
    Nature of Complaint: INCIDENT LOCATION: DURHAM, NC
    State: North Carolina
0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Stanford University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Stanford University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Lad has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lad's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lad to family and friends
based on 6 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Lad's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Durham, NC |
Dr. Lad truly cares about his patients and really listens to his patient's needs.
in Wellfleet, MA |
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
Aberdeen, NC |
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.
in Charlotte, NC |
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!
in Leland, NC |
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.
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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Dr. Lad accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Lad has admitting privileges

Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
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