Robert D. Fitch, MD Robert D. Fitch, MD

Robert D. Fitch, MD

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Pediatric Spine Surgeon

4.5 out of 5  (251 ratings, 41 reviews)
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919-684-3104 Office number
919-681-8703
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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.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

Duke attracts complex cases that can be difficult to manage. I’ve accepted that challenge. Duke delivers quality care. Our orthopaedic department has world-recognized practitioners. But it’s more than the practitioners. It’s the entire Duke program. How patients are managed, the respect they receive – it’s all outstanding at Duke. I deal with the immature musculoskeletal system – children before completion of growth. There are unique disorders in children related to growing, such as fractures in growth areas, a spinal curvature disorder called scoliosis, as well as congenital anomalies, such as club feet or shortening of legs or arms. I focus on getting to the bottom of the problem that brings the patient to me, and that means talking with the patient and the parents. There has to be a rapport with the family and an understanding of the circumstances unique to each individual patient. I continue to be amazed and inspired by children who face and overcome medical adversity with such positive attitudes. It’s rewarding to see them recover.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Experience
Pediatric orthopaedics team

I am part of a team of pediatric orthopaedic specialists who treat congenital, developmental, and traumatic disorders that affect bones, soft tissues, joints, and the neuromuscular system, including scoliosis, club foot, leg length differences, orthopaedic tumors, fractures, cerebral palsy, and other conditions.

My surgical specialties
  • Foot surgery
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  • Major musculoskeletal surgery
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  • Spinal bone graft
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  • Leg and ankle surgery
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  • Inserting spinal rods, plates and screws into the spine
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  • Removal of hardware from bones
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  • Posterior spinal fusion
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  • Major hip surgery
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  • Hip replacement and other major hip surgery
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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 Pediatric Orthopaedics Team
5,123
Surgeries Performed by the Pediatric Orthopaedics Team
5,123
My surgical specialties
  • Foot surgery
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  • Major musculoskeletal surgery
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  • Spinal bone graft
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  • Leg and ankle surgery
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  • Inserting spinal rods, plates and screws into the spine
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  • Removal of hardware from bones
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  • Posterior spinal fusion
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  • Major hip surgery
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  • Hip replacement and other major hip surgery
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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, Duke University School of Medicine, 1976
RESIDENCY
Orthopaedics, Duke University Medical Center, 1978-1982
FELLOWSHIP
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 1982-1983
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My clinical research interests involve congenital and developmental deformities of the extremities and congenital disorders of the hip.

PUBLICATIONS
View Robert Fitch's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.5 out of 5 (251 ratings, 41 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.