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Dr. James Graham, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 67

Dr. Graham

Northwest Spine Center

9200 Pinecroft Dr Ste 280 Shenandoah, TX 77380

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Dr. James Graham, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Shenandoah, TX and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At Houston in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, spinal cord injury medicine, and more.


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(281) 296-9444

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Graham's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Graham treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Graham treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Graham treats Thoracic Spine Myelopathy more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Graham treats this condition more than 62% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Graham treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 51% of his peers

Dr. Graham treats this condition more than 51% of his peers

Dr. Graham's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1990
Baylor College Of Med
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University Tex
Residency Hospital
1985
University Tex
Internship Hospital
1984
University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
Medical School
1990
1989
1985
1984

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Dr. Graham's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Graham

3.2

Based on 45 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
42.22222222222222%
(19)

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I rue the day I let this man convince me that his surgery on my neck would eliminate my spinal stenosis. It didn't; it became worse. Today, both legs deliver constant pain and my left forearm and hand are numb. In a follow-up visit, he told me he only did the surgery to keep my condition from becoming worse. The man is an incompetent fraud. Steer clear of him.
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Dr. Graham is a very good surgeon and I would recommend him to anyone. He was very through in his explanation of my condition realistic about the outcome of surgery. I have had very good results and if I ever need any other surgery, he will be my doctor of choice.
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Dr. Graham performed neck surgery on me in 2012 - absolutely the best thing in the world - no more pain. He also did my back surgery in 2018 and I am very happy with the results. Dr. Graham is compassionate and does everything possible to relieve his patients of the pain they are experiencing and if possible provides permanent solutions.
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Dr. Graham was thorough when explaining my options and I was very impressed by him and his staff. I found in him a caring, knowledgeable doctor with years of experience and education that he puts to use in a practical manner to care for his patients. I highly recommend him and would give 10 stars if I could! He explained everything in a very clear and concise manner and was very informative regarding my back issues. I was also impressed with the professionalism of Ashley in the office.
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Got a cervical fusion from Dr. Graham today and thought his bedside manner was great. He came in and explained the whole procedure to my wife and even came out to the waiting room and told her when it was over, how I did, and what extra stuff was done while he was in there. He may not tell knock knock jokes, but he knows his stuff and is a professional.
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I've been to a lot of back doctors over the years and pretty much know how this goes. However, Dr. Graham is Completely inept and as cavalier as a Doctor could be. Dr. Graham could never remember or previous conversations or that he had even ordered over $10,000.00 worth of tests, even though it was written in his notes. His bedside demeanor is the epitomy of old school physician rudeness and he never had time to discuss details.
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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!
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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.
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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 !
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Do you want the truth? or should I spare him the embarrassment. let's just say I would never have him for my doctor.
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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.
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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!!!!!
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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!!!
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I have been a patient of Dr. Graham since 2000. I trust his knowledge and his surgical skills.
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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
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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.
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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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