Orthopedic Surgery, Board Eligible Spine Surgery Fellowship Area of Focus in Spine, Neck & Back Care
Kurt Duncan, MD, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon who specializes in surgical and non-surgical management of various conditions affecting the neck and back. After a full history of your symptoms and past treatments is taken and a physical examination is performed, all of the available imaging and other diagnostic information is used to help narrow down a diagnosis. Sometimes additional tools such as advanced imaging studies (MRI, etc.), electrodiagnostic tests (EMG/NCV) and spinal injections are also necessary to make or help confirm a diagnosis. Dr. Duncan believes that educating patients about their condition or diagnosis, what treatments are available and what outcomes they should expect is paramount. Except in urgent/emergent situations, conservative (non-surgical) treatments usually precede surgical treatment. If surgery is indicated, Dr. Duncan discusses available 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 patient to come to a decision that best matches their unique goals of treatment and their overall health status.
Spine and Neck Care, including Spine Decompression, Spine Fusion, Disc Degeneration/Spondylosis, Disc Herniation, Fracture Management, Myelopathy, Radiculopathy, Spinal Stenosis, and Spondylolisthesis, Discectomy
Dr. Duncan also sees patients for operative and non-operative care of extremity fractures.
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
State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
High Pointe Surgery Center
Fairview Lakes Medical Center
St. John’s Hospital
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
North American Spine Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Team Physician: North St. Paul High School