Dr. James Graham, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Northwest Spine Center 9200 Pinecroft Dr Ste 280 Shenandoah, TX 77380 Get Directions
Dr. James Graham, MD
Dr. James Graham, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Shenandoah, TX. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Graham is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital.

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My goal and promise is to quickly establish an accurate diagnosis for your medical complaint, make sure that you understand your problem and why you have pain, and then to institute the least-invasive treatment program available.

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Patient Comments (12)
in The Woodlands, TX |
I was referred to Dr. Graham by another doctor. I was in excruciating pain and he and his staff got me in right away. They scheduled surgery as soon as possible. I am three weeks out from the surgery. Dr. Graham is a fantastic surgeon with a great bedside manner. I would highly recommend him as your surgeon!
Texas |
Horrible bedside manner. Very short and abrupt. He doesn't fully explain what's going on with you. He also doesn't review your history or fully know what's going on with you before or during your appointment. Each visit he told me something different. One visit I needed surgery the next one I didn't but nothing had changed. I think it's time for him to hang up his hat. Please get a second opinion as I am doing as I would not trust this doctor to do any procedure on me.
in Houston |
I had back surgery that DR. Michael Graham performed I had a double fusion . I donated my own blood and bone . He is direct and to the point . His nurse at the time was Brookes she was simply amazing ! Since the surgery which has been at least 10 years ago , I still feel amazing ! No more issues and I was bone to bone . I recommend him to others still to this day .He changed my life. I can not say enough about him . Good work Michael Graham !
Spring, TX |
Do you want the truth? or should I spare him the embarrassment. let's just say I would never have him for my doctor.
in Spring, TX |
Dr. Graham said the numbness/weakness in my limbs (caused by stenosis) would be eliminated by surgery to my neck. He said the stenosis in my lumbar region had nothing to do with my condition. Recovery, he said, would take 2-8 weeks. I had the surgery last November. In a follow-up, he said I might not fully recover and what I might gain could take two years. He also said the main reason for the surgery was to prevent my condition from worsening --NOT TO ELIMINATE MY CONDITION. STAY CLEAR OF HIM!
in Houston, Texas |
Does not seem to care about his patients at all. Does not explain anything. Barely spend any time with me. I would never recommend him to anyone.
in The Woodlands |
I had my L4-L5 fusion in 2000. 16 years later I still feel GREAT!!! Dr. Graham told me what to expect. He held nothing back!!! It was the BEST thing I ever did (besides having a hysterectomy!)!! I have had ZERO problems since Dr. Graham operated! Get it while you're young enough to heal properly. Thank you, thank you, thank you Dr. Graham!!! Awesome job!!!!!
in The Woodlands, TX |
I researched Dr. Graham after I was referred to him by my pain doctor and he warned me that he didn't smile a lot, not the friendliest but he was the best at what he did! I was reluctant after I read some reviews but kept in mind that reviews are personal opinion. I went to see him and was expecting the worst. And to my relief he was very pleasant and yes he did smile! I had my surgery two weeks ago and I AM THE HAPPIEST GIRL in the WORLD! He is an excellent Doctor! I recommend him highly!!!
in Tomball TX |
I have been a patient of Dr. Graham since 2000. I trust his knowledge and his surgical skills.
Don't let his smile fool you...he's the worst doctor I've had to see!! Especially for a injury that was so crucial in my life....he showed me no concern of my injury...not to mention the staff...do yourself a favor and see another doctor
Spring, TX |
Will not recommend to anyone, this Dr. only shows interest if it's in it for him. If you don't need any surgery he will not care. He was in and out in 5 min. did not care to even explain. If you are not going to need any surgery he will not give you the time or the day.
in The Woodlands, Tx |
Great! Dr Graham is a kind and generous Doctor! He cares for his patients, by being compassionate, patient and not mention very smart! He takes his time to go over all you need to know about your condition! I would highly recommend Dr Graham!
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Dr. Graham's Care Philosophy

My goal and promise is to quickly establish an accurate diagnosis for your medical complaint, make sure that you understand your problem and why you have pain, and then to institute the least-invasive treatment program available.

Dr. Graham's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    University Of Texas Medical School At Houston

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    University Tex

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    University Tex

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Baylor College Of Med

    Completed in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection