Dr. James Burgess, MD

Dr. James Burgess, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 67
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Dr. James Burgess, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1980 and specializes in neurosurgery.

420 E North Ave Ste 302E

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Contact Information

(412) 359-6200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Burgess' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burgess treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Burgess treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Chordoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
Meningiomas
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burgess treats Meningiomas more than 66% of his peers

Dr. Burgess treats this condition more than 66% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
Spine Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burgess treats Spine Disorders more than 23% of his peers

Dr. Burgess treats this condition more than 23% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Burgess' conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Aneurysm
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Ear Disorders
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Hydrocephalus
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Neuroplasty
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stroke
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thrombosis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Burgess, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1980 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1988
University At Buffalo State University Of New York
Residency Hospital
1985
University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Residency Hospital
1981
Upstate Medical University/ College Of Health Professions
Internship Hospital
1980
West Virginia University
Medical School
1988
1985
1981
1980

Awards

Dr. Burgess' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Burgess

2.9

Based on 11 reviews

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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
45.45454545454545%
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Absolute worst experience I have ever had with a doctor. Unprofessional, did not greet me, mumbled, left the room to look at my MRI, explained maybe 5% of my procedure to me. Told me he had back pain. Don't think he could physically or mentally do my discectomy. If I thought it possible,...Read More
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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...Read More
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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.
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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. ...Read More
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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...Read More
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Geisinger Health Plan
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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