Dr. Shivanand Lad, MD

Dr. Shivanand Lad, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 38
Dr. Shivanand Lad, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Chicago Medical School in 2004 and specializes in neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery.


Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information

(919) 684-7777

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 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

Dr. Lad's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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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2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Lad does not have any board certifications listed.

90  Conditions Treated

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24  Procedures

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
8 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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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 (8)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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