We found 4 neurosurgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Las Vegas, NV.

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

Dr. William Smith works as a neurosurgeon. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include stroke, hydrocephalus, and chronic pain. He is affiliated with MountainView Hospital. Dr. Smith honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, George Washington University Medical Center, and Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Smith attended Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric neurosurgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schmidt is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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, who practices in Henderson, NV and Las Vegas, NV, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. 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. Dr. Forage's education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and 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 specializes in neurosurgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Duke is affiliated with Southern Hills Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Duke graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic.

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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.