L. Fernando Gonzalez, MD L. Fernando Gonzalez, MD

L. Fernando Gonzalez, MD

Neurosurgeon

4.82 out of 5  (75 ratings, 11 reviews)
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919-668-0650 Office number
919-668-3392
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Insurance

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

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I’m a dual-trained neurosurgeon in both open and endovascular minimally invasive vascular surgery. My professional goal is to treat my patients and their families as if they were my family. My main interest is the treatment of cerebrovascular diseases once the devastating event occurs, either a bleed or a stroke, or, ideally, in a preventive manner. I just moved to North Carolina from Philadelphia where I worked at Thomas Jefferson University for almost five years. Duke’s reputation in technology and quality patient care attracted me, and additionally so did the warmer weather. In my time off, I enjoy the outdoor activities including hiking, running and bicycle riding.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English, Spanish
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia), 1992
RESIDENCY
Neurosurgery, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Neurological Institute of Colombia, 1994-1998
Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute (Arizona), 2001-2008
Chief Resident, Barrow Neurological Institute (Arizona), 2007-2008
FELLOWSHIP
Neurosurgery Research, Skull Base and Vascular Microanatomy Microsurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute (Arizona), 1999-2001
Spine Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute (Arizona), 2003-2004
Endovascular Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute (Arizona), 2006-2007
Cerebrovascular and Skull Base, Barrow Neurological Institute (Arizona), 2007-2008
ACGME-Endovascular, Barrow Neurological Institute (Arizona), 2008-2009
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Neurological Surgery, Surgery, Neurological
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My current research is looking into the biomechanics of cerebral aneurysms, trying to understand better what causes them and possible ways to treat them.

PUBLICATIONS
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.82 out of 5 (75 ratings, 11 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.