Dr. James Blankenship, MD

Dr. James Blankenship, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. James Blankenship, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Fayetteville, AR and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med in 1986 and specializes in neurosurgery.

2793 E Millennium Pl Ste 1

Fayetteville, AR 72703

Contact Information

(479) 582-9025

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
very high
more than 95% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 94% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

27  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

13  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • U Ark For Med Sci
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • U Ark For Med Sci
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. James Blankenship, MD
Dr Blankenship did back surgery on my husband nine months ago. He has healed wonderfully and his pain has reduced 50%. My husband did not have to quit smoking which was good since he has failed to quit smoking many times. Dr B has no time for office visits, In and out, in 10 minutes but he's an...Read More
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Jill in Fayetteville , AR – Aug 24, 2018
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He was supposedly my doctor since 2016, however, when my hospital sent him my CATscan and called for follow up, he would not call back, nor would his PA. (My hospital recommended a different doctor for me , dr Blankenship is arrogant,
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Lena boswell – Aug 18, 2018
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Dr. Blankship and Rhonda are so compassionate, well trained, and always professional. He has the best staff in office and at the hospital. I had surgery with virtabra fusion and have had some expected nerve pain at incision sight with scar tissue. The risk of pain from scar tissue was explained to...Read More
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Henry Blasingame in Van Buren , AR – May 31, 2018
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Would not recommend him to my worst enemy. He did a back surgery on my family member a year ago and didn't do a good job. He had to have surgery again 3 weeks ago and was still in unimaginable pain. 3 days ago he had to have surgery on his back AGAIN to repair the damages Blankenship caused from 3...Read More
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Jun 15, 2017
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It's been six months since my wife's spinal fusion (Nuvasive® XLIF) with Doctor Blaneinship and the Physicians Specialty Hospital, all went smoothly and my wife is back to her old self. Doctor Blankenship and his staff were most professional and still friendly and approachable with our questions...Read More
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Barbara Drizner in Berryville, AR – Jul 25, 2016
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