Dr. James Forage, MD

Dr. James Forage, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
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47 y/o
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Dr. James Forage, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Henderson, NV and has been practicing for 15 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery.

The Spine and Brain Institute

861 Coronado Center Dr Ste 200

Henderson, NV 89052
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Forage performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Forage's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

100  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • 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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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

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Forage to family and friends
40 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (40)

  • 5
    (22)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (3)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (14)

Dr. Forage's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY 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 (9)

After a terribly-done L1-S1 fusion, my mother was left in excruciating pain & crippling symptoms. We saw numerous surgeons, none of whom were willing to "touch" her. Even UCLA Spine Center dejected her. After much contemplation, Dr. Forage took her on. After 8 hours on the table, he undid her...more
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My first visit to Dr Forage, he was referred by the hospital where I was admitted. I found Dr Garage very open and honest. He pointed out the report from the hospital was incorrect and I had a small fracture that had probably been there for many years. He was engaging and I felt he was concerned...more
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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...more
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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...more
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