Dr. James Burgess, MD
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Dr. James Burgess, MD

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Neurosurgery | Male

Allegheny General Hsptl Nrsgy 420 E North Ave Ste 302E Pittsburgh, PA 15212 Get Directions

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Dr. James Burgess, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Pittsburgh, PA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Burgess is affiliated with The Western Pennsylvania Hospital - Forbes Regional Campus and Allegheny General Hospital.

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Dr. Burgess' Reviews

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based on 11 total surveys (4 with reviews)
Dr. Burgess' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
Acme, PA |
Dr. Burgess comes across as someone who hates life and hates his job. He is unfriendly and uncommunicative. I went to him with severe sciatica pain and he spent most of the exam typing into his computer. He then said he couldn't help me and referred me to an orthopedic surgeon. He offered nothing for my pain and just walked out of the exam room. A horrible man! I wouldn't recommend him to ANYONE!
Chelsea, MA |
Operated on wrong part of back left me with 3 spinal leaks. Had another Dr fixed me 2 days later. I now have adhesive arachnoiditis I still have servere spinal stenosis and herniated disc and caudia equina syndrome. My life is a mess and I can't barely walk.
in Pittsburgh, PA |
I scheduled an apointment because I am having low back and hip pain. After i was finally taken back, Dr. Burgess came in to see me at 2:27(1:30 appt). He said Hi I'm Dr. burgess and he sat down and started typing on the computer. After several minutes he started to engage me with questions. None of which had anything to do with my back pain. To make a long story short, he didn't even acknowledge my pain and referred me to Rhuematologist. The appt was absolutely useless!
in New Cumberland, WV |
I would recommend Dr Burgess , My Father had to have brain surgery to remove a tumor on the lining of his brain. He was so pleased with Dr Burgess and his team that he wanted me to be sure to get on here and write a review. He was very nice and came to speak to us as soon as the surgery was over and let us know that dad did great. He explained everything to us before the surgery ever took place and made sure we knew it was going to take time and not to be worried. My father was very pleased .
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Dr. Burgess' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    West Virginia University

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Upstate Medical University/ College of Health Professions

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    University At Buffalo State University Of New York

    Completed in 1988

    University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus

    Completed in 1985

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities