Dr. Takanori Fukushima, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 79

Dr. Fukushima
Accepting new patients

Carolina Neuroscience Institute

4030 Wake Forest Rd Ste 115 Raleigh, NC 27609

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(919) 239-0264

Dr. Takanori Fukushima, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC. He is affiliated with medical facilities Duke University Hospital and WakeMed Raleigh Campus. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fukushima to book an appointment.

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Dr. Fukushima is affiliated with Duke University Hospital Durham, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Fukushima's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pituitary Tumor
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fukushima treats Pituitary Tumor more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Fukushima treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fukushima performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Fukushima performs this procedure more than 76% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Skull Base Surgery
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Brain Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fukushima performs Brain Surgery more than 58% of his peers

Dr. Fukushima performs this procedure more than 58% of his peers

Dr. Fukushima's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage

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Dr. Fukushima's Reviews

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4.3

Based on 17 ratings

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Excellent neurosurgeon especially if you have the rare disease - Trigeminal Neuralgia. He did MVD (cranial surgery) 2/19/2021 I had no complications. I woke up icu with pain gone. No pain so far, 6 months later. His nurse Lori was excellent with setting up the surgery I was pleased with his office staff. I travel from SC to get an experience neurosurgeon. He has done over 2,800 of this surgery. I hope that I will be able to see him again for the same surgery on the opposite side in 6 months.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Linda Hammond – Aug 07, 2021
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Dr. Fukushima saved our daughter’s life! She had a huge brain tumor in a difficult location. 15 years later, she has a big job at a top tech company, has a child, and is doing great in every respect.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jul 16, 2020
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He operated on my sister, Katherine Renn, and possibly saved her life. Both she and I were impressed with him on the first visit. We both felt like he was the best. We had gone to Duke first, but we decided we did NOT want interns to help with surgery. Dr. Fukushima was the ONLY one who would be operating on my sister. We are very happy that he was the one who did her surgery. She has done extremely well over the years since the surgery. I believe it has now been 10 years since her surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Signing for my sister, Nancy A. Ledford – Dec 30, 2019
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Dr. Fukushima did my surgery 8 years ago and preserved my hearing. His precision is the best in the world. Trust me I researched surgeons. I am still debatable about his pain management after surgery but that could be because it is brain surgery. Not sure if that or his Japanese culture or the surgery itself. Yes, it was very painful at the hospital, it went away a week later. I do suffer from migraines even after surgery. Having another surgery with BAHA placement June 13, 2017. He is the best
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Laurie Kasten in Leland, NC – May 13, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Takanori Fukushima, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC. He is affiliated with medical facilities Duke University Hospital and WakeMed...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

Mayo Grad School Med/mayo Fndn
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese

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What are Dr. Takanori Fukushima, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Fukushima frequently treats Pituitary Tumor, Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy, and Brain Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Fukushima treats.

Where is Dr. Takanori Fukushima, MD's office located?

Dr. Fukushima's office is located at 4030 Wake Forest Rd Ste 115, Raleigh, NC 27609. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Carolina Neuroscience Institute

Carolina Neuroscience Institute4030 Wake Forest Rd Ste 115 Raleigh, NC 27609
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Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic

Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic5838 Six Forks Rd Ste 100 Raleigh, NC 27609
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Fukushima is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Duke University Hospital

Durham, NC

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

WakeMed Raleigh Campus

Raleigh, NC

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received