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

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

Dr. Derek Duke works as a neurosurgeon. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Patients gave Dr. Duke an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Southern Hills Hospital.

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

Dr. William Smith's specialty is neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith is especially interested in stroke, hydrocephalus, and chronic pain. He is professionally affiliated with MountainView Hospital. Dr. Smith takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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.

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Clinical interests: Hydrocephalus, Chronic Pain, Stroke

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

Dr. James Forage's medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. Patients gave Dr. Forage an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Forage is affiliated with MountainView Hospital.

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

Dr. Kelly Schmidt is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Schmidt attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schmidt is conversant in Spanish.

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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.