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Dr. James Elder, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 43

Dr. Elder

Dr. James Elder, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Columbus, OH and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 2002 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(614) 293-8714

Dr. Elder accepts the following insurance:

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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Dr. Elder's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Stereotactic Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elder performs Stereotactic Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Elder performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Stereotactic Radiosurgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elder performs Stereotactic Radiosurgery more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Elder performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for AVM
  • Leksell Gamma Knife® 4C Radiosurgery
  • Novalis® Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal
  • TrueBeam™ Radiosurgery
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elder performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Elder performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Skull Base Surgery

Dr. Elder's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • 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
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Elder, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Columbus, OH and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 2002 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2002
Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School
2002

Awards

Dr. Elder's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Elder

4.4

Based on 28 reviews

5 Stars
82.14285714285714%
(23)
4 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
14.285714285714286%
(4)

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Top notch surgeon. Professional treatment, shows great bedside Manor, wonderful follow up questions terrific staff. Highly recommended to all.
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Dr. Elder is an awesome surgeon. I was in major distress upon entering ER. He performed surgery on my serious health condition with utmost skill. In addition, he treated me with kindness, respect, and dignity. He communicated well with myself as a patient and my family during my 1 week hospitalization. When returning for the follow up visit he explained all of the medical terminology at our level of understanding. He is a very courteous and humble Dr. that I would highly recommend!
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Dr Elder is in a class all his own.Aside from saving my life he also restored my faith in the medical industry.He is not only the best doctor I ever had and the best neurosurgeon in the world I hear, but he is also a fine human being. Thank you Dr Elder!
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He explained my condition and the options he thought should be followed to try and alleviate the problem. He was precise and I was able to understand the options and make a decision to follow his advice by the end of our meeting. He was referred to me by a former patient and I would recommend him based upon my Initial visit .
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