Dr. James Forage, MD

Dr. James Forage, MD

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47 y/o
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Dr. James Forage, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Henderson, NV. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.

The Spine and Brain Institute

861 Coronado Center Dr Ste 200

Henderson, NV 89052
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Low Back Pain
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more than 97% of peers
Back Pain
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more than 97% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Steroid Injection

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

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

  • Univ Of Arizona
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • UCLA Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • UCLA Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Barrow Neur Inst
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Forage has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Forage's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Forage to family and friends
3.2
based on 37 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Forage's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Henderson NV |
Dr Forage was so understanding and open minded. I was scared to get surgery so he assured me we would try everything else before cutting into me! When the procedures we tried didn't work he assured me he would take great care of me,and they sure did after surgery I am feeling much better and feel like this was a huge step in the right direction. Have a list of questions and he will make sure to answer them.The wait is long sometimes go expecting it and it's not so bad. Thx dr Forage and staff.
Louisville, KY |
I was appalled at his curt, indifferent, and flippant attitude. He was operating on my mother the next day to remove a large brain tumor. He stared at the computer files and typed without making any eye contact with us. It was difficult to get our questions answered on what to expect with the surgery. He seemed to have no recollection of examining her in the hospital 10 days before or her existing physical deficits. My mother had a grim prognosis and his cavalier attitude was not reassuring.
in Henderson, NV |
I have to say a majority of the reviews were not very nice and after experiencing Dr. Forage I myself was irritated with his demeanor, however that being said, I don't care what his demeanor is as long as he is good at what he does. I decided to reserch this doctor and found he is excellent at what he does! He did my sons brain surgery two days ago and was awesome! Research yourself, don't go off reviews, personality doesn't matter when it's your life! I recommend him!!!
in 360 palo verde Henderson nv 89015 |
I was in a lots of pain for over 6 years, till I was recommended to Dr Forage, in a few words I would say from the bottom of my heart, thank you Dr Forage for my new life, I had a multiple problems with discs 5, 6 and seven, I went into surgery at 3 pm and I was out by 7 pm, the 1 thing I remember was by 1 am in the morning I was walking on my on without the horrible pain , I appreciate everything that you did for me and again my new life. Sincerely; Leonardo Alfaro from vegas
in Henderson, NV |
After waiting over 3 hours to see Dr Forage, I approached the office staff. I was told if I did not like it they would be happy to cancel my appointment and I could find another doctor. I stayed and saw Dr Forage. I will never go back.
in Las Vegas, NV |
Dr Forage explained my husband's condition and the surgery procedure in a very caring and understandable way. Was very pleased with the appointment.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Forage accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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St. Rose Dominican, San Martin Campus
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St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus
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Henderson, NV 89052
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MountainView Hospital
3100 N Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89128
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Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center
9300 W Sunset Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89148
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Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
3186 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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