We found 4 neurosurgeons who accept Humana Silver HMO near Las Vegas, NV.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
3061 S Maryland Parkway; Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. William Smith is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include stroke, hydrocephalus, and chronic pain. He is professionally affiliated with MountainView Hospital. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, George Washington University Medical Center, and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Smith's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Hydrocephalus, Chronic Pain, Stroke

Dr. Kelly Suzanne Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
3006 S Maryland Parkway; Suite 765
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Kelly Schmidt specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Schmidt takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. James Steven Forage, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
3006 S Maryland Parkway; Suite 765
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. James Forage's areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery; he sees patients in Henderson, NV and Las Vegas, NV. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Forage performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
3006 S Maryland Parkway; Suite 765
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Derek Duke's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Duke at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Southern Hills Hospital.

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What is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is the highly skilled specialty devoted to the surgical treatment of issues affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. It is similar to the specialty of neurology, which also treats disorders of the nervous system. Even though there is some overlap, neurosurgery focuses on the surgical treatment of nervous system disorders. However, not every neurosurgery job means surgery -- neurosurgeons may also provide a diagnosis, interpret imaging and test results, or provide non-surgical treatment, depending on the nature of the illness.

Neurosurgeons treat nervous system disorders such as:
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Brain or spine tumors
  • Blood clots in the brain
  • Hydroencephalitis
  • Aneurysms or stroke
  • Seizures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Carpal or cubital tunnel syndromes
  • Repair of severed nerves
  • Infections of the brain or spinal fluid

Because the nervous system is both so delicate and so complex, neurosurgery has one of the most rigorous and competitive medical education programs. After college and medical school, it is common for a neurosurgeon to require 7-10 additional years of intense training.

New discoveries in this field allow neurosurgeons to heal and accomplish more than ever before, and they are now able to treat many injuries and illnesses that were once fatal.