Kurt J. Duncan - Orthopedic Surgeon - Twin Cities Orthopedics

Kurt J. Duncan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Board Eligible
Spine Surgery Fellowship 
Area of Focus in Spine, Neck & Back Care

Areas of Focus
Spine & Neck Care
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Dr. Kurt J. Duncan – Twin Cities Orthopedics Specialist
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Practice Overview

Kurt Duncan, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon who specializes in non-surgical and surgical management of various conditions that affect the neck (cervical), low back (lumbar), and mid-back (thoracic) regions of the spine. After a patient’s initial visit with Dr. Duncan, diagnostic tools such as advanced imaging studies (MRI, etc) and spinal injections are often used to help make or confirm a diagnosis and define the source of a patient’s symptoms. When a diagnosis is made, Dr. Duncan believes that educating his patients about their condition and what outcomes they should expect is paramount. Except in urgent/emergent situations, conservative or non-surgical treatments usually precedes surgical treatment. If and when surgery is indicated, Dr. Duncan discusses available surgical options with his patients so that they can make an informed decision about their course of treatment. He believes that this type of patient-doctor relationship allows each unique patient to come to a decision that best matches their goals of treatment and best fits their overall health status.

Clinical Interest

Spine and Neck Care - spine decompression, spine fusion, disc degeneration / spondylosis, disc herniation, fracture management, myelopathy, radiculopathy, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis


Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Spine Surgery Fellowship at Twin Cities Spine Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
Medical Degree
State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo

Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations

    Lakeview Hospital
    Fairview Lakes Medical Center
    St. John’s Hospital
    United Hospital
    Abbott Northwestern Hospital
    High Pointe Surgery Center

Professional Affiliations

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    North American Spine Society

Achievements and Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society


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