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

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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 works as a pediatric neurosurgeon. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schmidt is professionally affiliated with Sunrise Children's Hospital. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For her professional training, Dr. Schmidt completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Schmidt is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Derek Duke is a specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Duke is professionally affiliated with Southern Hills Hospital and Sunrise Children's Hospital. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Duke attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. William Smith is a specialist in neurosurgery. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Smith trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, George Washington University Medical Center, and Georgetown University Hospital for residency. His clinical interests encompass stroke, hydrocephalus, and chronic pain. Dr. Smith's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. His professional affiliations include MountainView Hospital and Sunrise Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hydrocephalus, Chronic Pain, Stroke

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

Dr. James Forage's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Forage's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Amerigroup, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 Sunrise Children's 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.
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