Dr. James Burgess, MD

Dr. James Burgess, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
(11)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Burgess, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Pittsburgh, PA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 37 years.

420 E North Ave Ste 302E

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Contact Information

(412) 359-6200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UPMC

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Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
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more than 74% of peers
Brain Disorders
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more than 60% of peers
Spine Disorders
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more than 55% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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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
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Burgess has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Burgess' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Burgess to family and friends
2.9
based on 11 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Burgess' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Lucinda, PA |
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, someone walking down the street was brought in to be the doctor for my appt. Because the man I met today, surely was NOT one. Beware and stay away.
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 accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UPMC
    UPMC PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Burgess has admitting privileges

Allegheny General Hospital
320 E North Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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