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Each condition is unique and I strive to ensure that the evaluation and treatment process is both engaging and educational for patients and families.
– Fraser J. Leversedge, MD

Fraser J. Leversedge, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

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Board Certified
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand
Where I See Patients
Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center - Durham, NC
Duke Orthopaedics at Page Road - Durham, NC
Each condition is unique and I strive to ensure that the evaluation and treatment process is both engaging and educational for patients and families.
– Fraser J. Leversedge, MD
My Locations
Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center
2400 Pratt St
Durham, NC 27710-3976
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Duke Orthopaedics at Page Road
4709 Creekstone Dr
Durham, NC 27703-0016
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
About Me

I enjoy the diversity of hand surgery, managing conditions from the elbow to the fingertips. I have particular interests in nerve repair and reconstruction (including brachial plexus injury, peripheral nerve injury and compression neuropathies), tendon injuries, Dupuytren’s contracture and pediatric/congenital upper extremity conditions. I have an extensive background caring for athletes at all levels, including youth teams, professional athletes, athletes at two Olympic Games and the weekend warrior. Each condition is unique and I strive to ensure that the evaluation and treatment process is both engaging and educational for patients and families. Mentoring Duke students, residents and hand surgery fellows inspires me to come to work each day. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and three daughters – pursuing activities such as golf, tennis, biking, sailing and skiing. I am excited to go to work each day as a rest from keeping up with my family!

Languages I Speak
English
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Procedures
Procedures I Perform the Most
Hand and Upper Extremity Team

The orthopaedic hand and upper extremity team that is committed to diagnosing and treating hand pain and discomfort, including carpal tunnel syndrome, thumb arthritis, joint dislocations, nail-bed injuries, and trigger finger. Please note that not every provider on the team offers all of the procedures listed. For more information on scheduling appointments for specific procedures please call 855-855-6484.

Surgeries Performed by the Hand and Upper Extremity Team
11,522

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2018 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Ratings and Reviews

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall Provider Rating
4.72 out of 5
191 ratings, 37 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand
Fellowship
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine (Missouri), 2001
Residency
Orthopaedic Surgery, Emory University Affiliated Hospitals (Georgia), 2000
Education
MD, Dartmouth Medical School (New Hampshire), 1995
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

My research interests reflect the challenges of our diverse specialty. I have been involved in developing advanced programs for training our next generation of leaders in orthopaedic and hand surgery and am interested in research related to this educational process. I have extensive experience in clinical and basic scientific research in nerve repair and regeneration, tendon repair and reconstruction, wrist injuries, compartment syndrome and upper extremity anatomy. We are fortunate at Duke Orthopedics to have resources available to tackle many challenging questions in our field - ultimately to improve the outcomes and the experiences of our patients.

Clinical Trials
Publications
View my publications on PubMed
Insurance Accepted

Visit planforduke.com to view the full list of plans Duke Health will accept in 2020 from each carrier or network.

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Medicare HMO Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Premier Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Prime Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
    • Aetna Select HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice
    • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
    • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
  • Ambetter
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
    • Blue Advantage
    • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
    • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
    • Blue Select
    • NC State Employees Health Plan
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

  • CIGNA
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

  • Duke Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • Experience Health
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Gateway Health Plan
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
  • NC Medicaid
    • NC Medicaid*
    • *Not all Duke locations and doctors participate in this plan. Please contact the location you will be visiting to determine what is accepted.

  • OneNet PPO
  • Optima Health
    • FAMIS
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
  • TRICARE
    • TRICARE Extra*
    • TRICARE for Life*
    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Standard*
    • *Duke Primary Care does not participate with the plan.

  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • State Employee Health Plan (for retirees)
    • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
    • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
    • United Healthcare of the River Valley
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Options PPO with Harvard Pilgrim
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)

Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any copayments, co–insurance, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Industry Relationships
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has an outside financial interest with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • AxoGen, Inc
  • Bioventus
  • Orthohelix Surgical Designs, Inc. / Wright Medical
  • Stryker Orthopaedics
  • Wolters Kluwer Health (publishing)