Dr. James Billys, MD

Orthopedic Hand SurgeryMaleAge 67

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Dr. James Billys, MD is an Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Brandon, FL and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University in 1981. He is affiliated with medical facilities Adventhealth Carrollwood and HCA Florida Trinity Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. James Billys, MD

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

305 E Brandon Blvd Brandon, FL 33511
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(813) 657-8448
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Experience
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Background Check

1 board action Found
  • Wrong-site surgery (3/18/2021)View details
2 malpractice claims Found
  • Settlement (2/1/2019)View details
  • Settlement (4/20/2020)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Billys' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Billys treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Billys treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Billys treats Post-Laminectomy Syndrome more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Billys treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Billys treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Billys treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Billys' conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Tear
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Interlaminar Spacer
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Anesthesia
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain

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(813) 657-8448

Dr. Billys accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Florida
Coventry Health Care of Florida PPO
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
MultiPlan
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Billys' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Billys

4.5

Based on 93 ratings

5 Star
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84%
4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
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Failed back surgery rods installed backwards
Fused l1-l5 in Visalia Ca. Just before he left town with his nurse. Put me in rehab. I was still in so much pain they released me in 3 days because I needed pain Mgmt and therapy. For all this time I got cussed out of “the best” surgeons in my area because it was so messed up. No one would touch me. I found out through a surgeon that took me in at UCSF and did a miracle. 12+ dr team of amazing doctors that care. Don’t go with a one man show. He ruined me for almost 2 decades of my life. My surgery was at Kaweah delta Visalia Ca. I’m not looking for compensation, just a snapshot of his extraneous failure and running!
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Michael Richardson – Aug 24, 2022
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If I can't use the word "God"
If I can't use the word God that I'll use the word genius this man has changed my life. The back surgery that doctor Billy's had suggested and performed has changed my life dramatically. Dr. Billy's you are the man hopefully one day I will see you again in person so I can thank you myself!
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Brian Boismier – May 11, 2022
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If you are considering surgery with Dr. Billys DON’T DO IT!! I had L4/L5 fusion and Dr. Billys put one of the screws in incorrectly and fractured a bone. I was never told about this until nearly four years later when I was in excruciating pain and required 3 fusions. The second surgery was necessary all because of Dr. Billys lack of skill. Run, don’t walk away from this doctor!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Marilyn Jackson – Aug 12, 2021
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We liked Dr. Billy's. He was very thorough and not an alarmist. A very calming demeanor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Apr 10, 2021
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Love everyone there all are very good
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Mariza Miranda – Mar 20, 2021
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Dr Billys was very nice and helpful. He referred me to a neurologist for more help.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 15, 2021
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Dr. Billys is trying to help me understand and disagnose severe back pain I experience. He explains everything in a way I can understand and answers any questions I have. Yes, I would recommend him friends or famiy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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jtack – Feb 26, 2021
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Very positive experience with Dr. Billys and staff. From checkin, physician encounter and checkout. Highly rec ommend this practice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nikki R. – Feb 25, 2021
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I had my first visit today for a second opinion. Dr. Billy and his staff was great. His entire demeanor was excellent. He explained my injuries and the procedure he will be doing to where my husband and I could understand. I would definitely recommend Dr.Billy. Every Staff member was pleasant. I will give another review after my procedure in March.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pansy Schneider – Feb 19, 2021
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I loved this dr. He was so nice and had a great bedside manner. I’m excited to have surgery with him. I’ll be in great hands. The staff was lovely too, so professional highly recommended m 10/10
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jennifer S. – Jan 14, 2021
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Dr. Billy’s performed fusion on my back approximately four years ago hit a nerve and had to redo the surgery and I have been suffering with nerve damage ever since.
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Jan 05, 2021
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Dr Billys is an OUTSTANDING DOCTOR. He truly cares about EACH PATIENT and makes you feel very important to him and the practice. His experience and knowledge level are second to none and his bedside manner is one of caring, understanding and problem solving!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Stephen Finelli – Dec 17, 2020
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Dr. Billys is the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 10, 2020
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Dr Billys takes all the time you need with him. His bedside manner is kind & gentle.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Eileen Sklon – Oct 02, 2020
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Very pleased with the care I received.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 26, 2020
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Dr. Billy's is an amazing Doctor. He doesn't do any maybe or could be stuff. He did an Artificial disc replacement in my L5/S1 and i can tell you i feel Amazing. I can do alot of stuff i couldn't do before. I recommend him to anybody i see. And his Staff are so amazing and Helpful and follow up
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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James Elliott – Sep 19, 2020
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Dr.Billys has the concern of his patients well being. He goes through your procedure step by step.Listens to your concerns,and answers any questions that you might have. Also, they have a wonderful staff! Very friendly and highly professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 05, 2020
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MY only concern was that my appointment was scheduled for 3:00 but I did not see the doctor until 4:05. I was told to arrive at 2:30 which I did. I saw the doctor for about 10 minutes, at the most. I would greatly appreciated less wait time
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ann T. – Sep 05, 2020
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My visit with Dr. Billy’s was the best decision I ever made. Dr. Billys reconstructed my whole spine. He was guided by God during my very successful surgery. I have not a pain in my back or hip whatsoever ever. I thank Dr. Billys for giving me back my life and my happiness. Dr. Billys is kind, has compassion for his patients and so very intelligent. God bless Dr. Billys.Dr. Billys did my surgery September 13, 2013.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 01, 2020
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I like this office visit. The doctor came and talked with me. He explained everything going on with my back and neck. Told me the next steps for treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Henry – Aug 31, 2020
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe in open communication. My goal is for my patients to really understand their issues, and the treatment options open to them.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Stanford University
Fellowship Hospital
1990
California Pacific Medical Center, Davies Campus
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Duke University Health System
Residency Hospital
1987
Duke University
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Duke University Medical Center Department Of Surgery
Internship Hospital
1981
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School
1977
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
Undergraduate School
1974
Wabash College, Indiana
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. James Billys, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. James Billys, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. James Billys, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Billys's profile.

What conditions does Dr. James Billys, MD treat?

Dr. Billys frequently treats the following conditions: Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Post-Laminectomy Syndrome, and Intervertebral Disc Disease. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. James Billys, MD's office address?

Dr. Billys' office is located at 305 E Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. James Billys, MD fluent in?

Dr. Billys is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. James Billys, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Billys provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. James Billys, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. James Billys, MD is affiliated with Adventhealth Carrollwood and HCA Florida Trinity Hospital.

Is Dr. James Billys, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. James Billys, MD holds board certifications in Orthopedic Surgery.

How much experience does Dr. James Billys, MD have?

Dr. Billys has over 41 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. James Billys, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.5/5 for Dr. James Billys, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Brandon305 E Brandon Blvd Brandon, FL 33511
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Fastmd

Fastmd1801 N Belcher Rd Ste A Clearwater, FL 33765
2

Florida Advanced Spine and Sports Trauma Centers

3
Fastmd2040 Short Ave Odessa, FL 33556
4

Practice

Brevard Orthopaedic Spine & Pain Clinic, Inc.2222 S Harbor City Blvd Ste 610 Melbourne, FL 32901
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Billys is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Adventhealth Carrollwood

Tampa, FL

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

HCA Florida Trinity Hospital

Trinity, FL

64% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% lower than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2023)