Dr. Stuart Kaplan, MD

Dr. Stuart Kaplan, MD

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50 y/o
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Dr. Stuart Kaplan, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Las Vegas, NV. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Kaplan is affiliated with Sunrise Children’s Hospital, MountainView Hospital, Valley Hospital Medical Center, University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus and Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

Western Regional Center for Brain & Spine

2471 Professional Ct Ste 200

Las Vegas, NV 89128
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Hydrocephalus
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
90

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertigo

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Background Check

2 Malpractice Claims
  • Settlement : 9/13/2013
    Amount or Range: $175,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: Plaintiffs alleged failure to diagnose worsening hydrocephalus following removal of a floating intraventricular catheter....result death.
  • Settlement : 6/23/2015
    Amount or Range: $290,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: Plaintiff claimed failure to properly perform fusion surgery at L3-L4, necessitating corrective surgery.
0 Sanctions

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

1 Board Action
  • Unprofessional Conduct (9/8/2017)
    Action Taken: Education
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Nevada

Education

  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Washington University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Washington University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • St Louis Children's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Kaplan has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Kaplan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kaplan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kaplan to family and friends
3.5
based on 44 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Kaplan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Henderson, NV |
Dr. K is great but trying to get a hold of someone on the phone is near impossible and no option for other. No one is available just leave your number and "I"ll get back to you at "MY" convenience". That's a poor and arrogant attitude. I even tried the new patient number and was on hold for more than 15 minutes before I just hung up.
ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY.......DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HE IS DOING> VERY FAST TO SCHEDULE EVERYONE FOR SURGERY. GET A SECOND OPINION >>>>>RUN!!!!!!!!
in Las Vegas, NV |
Before seeing Dr. Kaplan, I was diagnosed with severe lumbar spinal stenosis, used a cane, and was on medications. At my first appointment, he evaluated me and explained in "english" what was was wrong and what needed to be done and scheduled me for surgery. He had a great bedside manner and helped calm me as I went into sedation from anesthesia. Before I knew it I was awake and the surgery went better than expected. Now I can walk without a cane and don't need medication. Thank You Dr. Kaplan!
in Las Vegas, Nevada. 89178 |
Absolutely gave me my life back. I have herniated discs in my neck and lower back for almost 30 years. I was ok with my neck after 10 years as long as no one leaned on my shoulders. After a car accident in Aug 2014, I was in pain with my neck and lower back. In September of 2016, when I could no longer walk without a cane and only a very short distance, Dr. Kaplan said it was time to do cervical spine surgery. On September 29th 2016, Dr. Kapan did a 100% successful surgery. I am pain free.
in Pahrump, NV |
Dr Kaplan was on of the best surgeons i have ever met. His professionalism is top notch.. I would highly recommend his to anyone.. He explains everything down to the last minute detail... I am so glad i had him for a surgeon...
in Henderson, NV |
Dr Kaplan and his assistance Ryan were most professional in identifying the Sciatic Nerve Problem and performing the surgery to relieve the condition. Very direct during office visit(s) and quite personable. However, he is a very busy doctor but knows what to do and how to do it. Very successful surgery of L-4 & L-5. Would recommend Dr Kaplan to any of our friends. Was recommended to wife by Chiropractic Doctor who mentioned he was a quite busy doctor but we never experienced long waits.
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Dr. Kaplan accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kaplan has admitting privileges

Sunrise Children’s Hospital
3186 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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MountainView Hospital
3100 N Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89128
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Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
3186 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus
3001 Saint Rose Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89052
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University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
1800 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102
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Valley Hospital Medical Center
620 Shadow Ln
Las Vegas, NV 89106
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