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Kurt J. Duncan, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Eligible Spine Surgery Fellowship Area of Focus in Spine, Neck & Back Care

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Areas of Focus

Spine & Neck Care

Practice Overview

Kurt Duncan, MD, is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon who specializes in non-surgical and surgical management of various conditions that affect the neck (cervical), low back (lumbar), and mid-back (thoracic) regions of the spine. After a patient’s initial visit with Dr. Duncan, diagnostic tools such as advanced imaging studies (MRI, etc.) and spinal injections are often used to help make or confirm a diagnosis and define the source of a patient’s symptoms. When a diagnosis is made, Dr. Duncan believes that educating his patients about their condition and what outcomes they should expect is paramount. Except in urgent/emergent situations, conservative or non-surgical treatments usually precedes surgical treatment. If and when surgery is indicated, Dr. Duncan discusses available surgical options with his patients so that they can make an informed decision about their course of treatment. He believes that this type of patient-doctor relationship allows each unique patient to come to a decision that best matches their goals of treatment and best fits their overall health status.

Clinical Interest

Spine and Neck Care, including Spine Decompression, Spine Fusion, Disc Degeneration/Spondylosis, Disc Herniation, Fracture Management, Myelopathy, Radiculopathy, Spinal Stenosis, and Spondylolisthesis


Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Spine Surgery Fellowship at Twin Cities Spine Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan

Medical Degree
State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Abbott Northwestern Hospital
High Pointe Surgery Center
Fairview Lakes Medical Center
Lakeview Hospital
St. John’s Hospital
United Hospital

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
North American Spine Society

Achievements and Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society


Lauren G.
Clinical Assistant

Patient Testimonials

February 12, 2018


Dr. Duncan and Dr. Peterson were thorough with my elderly mother.  She was thrilled with each appointment and they each explained the diagnosis that is causing her pain. While driving away from each appointment she would comment on how she appreciated their kindness and attention to her problem. Thank you both!

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