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My philosophy behind patient care is to treat every single patient as if they are a member of my family.
– Kunoor Jain-Spangler, MD

Kunoor Jain-Spangler, MD

General Surgeon, Weight Loss Surgeon

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Board Certified
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
Where I See Patients
Duke Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery, Durham Clinic - Durham, NC
Duke Weight Loss Surgery Burlington - Burlington, NC
My philosophy behind patient care is to treat every single patient as if they are a member of my family.
– Kunoor Jain-Spangler, MD
My Locations
Duke Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery, Durham Clinic
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Duke Weight Loss Surgery Burlington
1234 Huffman Mills Road
Burlington, NC 27215-8700
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
About Me

I am a General Surgeon specializing in Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery. My philosophy behind patient care is to treat every single patient as if they are a member of my family. By allowing me the privilege of operating on them and caring for them, my patients become my family and this has helped me enjoy some of the most rewarding moments of my life. The ability to help people through medical and surgical difficulties as well as the pain, frustration, depression and doubt that sometimes accompanies them is gratifying on a very personal level. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family. I love going on adventures with my son and husband, including camping, skiing, going to the beach, and boating. We also love cooking together as well as reading books and playing in the woods.

School of Medicine Department
School of Medicine Division
Languages I Speak
English, Hindi, Spanish
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.49 out of 5
65 ratings, 10 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
Fellowship
Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 2011-2013
Residency
General Surgery, Medical College of Virginia, VCU Medical Center, 2004-2011
Education
MD, Medical College of Virginia, 2004
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

I have focused on clinical research and evidence based medicine for the last 15 years. My research has been on varied surgical topics, most recently focusing on weight loss surgery. I am interested in learning more about how and why weight loss surgeries work, as well as the technical differences during surgery that help my patients achieve better outcomes long-term.

Publications
View my publications on PubMed
Insurance Accepted

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 Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Duke Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • 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 co-payments, co–insurances, 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
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