Welcome to Nandan Lad, M.D., Ph.D. - Innovative Neurosurgery
Dr. Nandan Lad is a neurosurgeon, scientist, innovator and currently an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Duke University Medical Center with a focus in neuromodulation.
The Duke neuromodulation program was founded with the practice belief that the most effective method of improving patients’ conditions is through a multidisciplinary approach and non-surgical as well as surgical procedures. This is done while remaining aware that symptoms can affect an individual’s quality of life, functionally, emotionally, and socially. Dr. Lad provides a personalized, comprehensive and technologically advanced approach to the treatment of pain, movement disorders, and other challenging neurological disorders. His treatment goal is to minimize dependence on opioids, improve quality of life, improve function, and improve coping skills so that the patient may better adapt to their daily activities and get back to their normal daily function.
Dr. Lad brings together a multidisciplinary team that offers each patient a customized treatment approach. The team performs a variety of safe, innovative approaches: Microvascular Decompression, Dorsal Root Entry Zone (DREZ), Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS), Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS), Intrathecal Therapies (ITT), and the breakthrough HF10 Stimulation and DRG Stimulation.
Dr. Lad serves as Director of the Duke NeuroInnovations program, a systematic approach to innovation to large unmet clinical needs. He also directs the Duke Neuro-Outcomes program, which helps address key health policy questions and patient-centered outcomes in neurosurgery.
We believe in supporting the best students, residents and faculty collaborators that are passionate about improving the lives of patients with challenging neurological conditions. There's a lot to learn and together we can make a dramatic impact by participating in translational research (that actually translates), understanding the health economics of various conditions and helping develop new innovations that advance our current standard of care.
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