Herbert E. Fuchs, MD, PhD Herbert E. Fuchs, MD, PhD

Herbert E. Fuchs, MD, PhD

Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Pediatric Spine Surgeon, Spine Surgeon

4.8 out of 5  (205 ratings, 27 reviews)
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919-684-5013 Office number
919-684-8274
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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

Duke Children’s offers the full spectrum of services for children, and pediatric neurosurgery is very strong here. I have an excellent group of people working with me, and we really strive to take excellent care of these children and their families. We work hard to build up a trust, because this is a very stressful and strained time in people’s lives when their children are ill. We work to build that trust and to maintain it on a daily basis. The whole team works together for the good of the child and the family. My favorite part of my job is seeing children who came in with a very serious health issue – and after getting them through the surgery and recovery – when they come back to clinic and we see that they have returned to their normal lives, that they’re doing better, that they’re enjoying all the things kids should be enjoying and really getting on with their lives. It’s really rewarding to think I played a role in that child going on to have a healthy and productive life.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English, German
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Experience
Duke Spine Services

I am part of a team of spine orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons that offers a full spectrum of spine surgery options, including disc replacement to relieve pain and swelling, complex reconstructive surgeries for scoliosis, and procedures to remove spinal cancer lesions.

My surgical specialties
  • Cerebral spinal fluid shunts
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  • Neuroendoscopy
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  • Microsurgery
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  • Craniectomy and craniotomy
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Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Surgeries Performed by the Spine Team
40,753
Surgeries Performed by the Spine Team
40,753
My surgical specialties
  • Cerebral spinal fluid shunts
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  • Neuroendoscopy
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  • Microsurgery
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  • Craniectomy and craniotomy
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Procedures I Perform the Most

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Training
EDUCATION
MD, PhD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1984
RESIDENCY
Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, 1985-1991
Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children's Memorial Hospital (Illinois), 1991-1992
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Neurological Surgery, Surgery, Neurosurgery
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interests focus on 1) Chiari malformation and syringomyelia: part of a nationwide consortium studying Chiari malformation and syringomyelia, and best ways to treat these conditions. 2) Brain tumors: Part of the Children’s Oncology Group and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium, providing innovative treatments to children with brain tumors. 3) Use of checklists in the OR: toward safer surgery: adapting principles from aviation to the surgical environment to provide better and safer care to our patients.

PUBLICATIONS
View Herbert Fuchs's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.8 out of 5 (205 ratings, 27 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.