Dr. James Guess, MD

Dr. James Guess, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 62

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Dr. James Guess, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Carrollton, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Medical City Lewisville and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Frisco. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Guess to book an appointment.

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OrthoTexas - Carrollton

Carrollton Office4780 N Josey Ln Carrollton, TX 75010
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Guess

3.8

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
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(17)
4 Stars
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3.8461538461538463%
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Office environment (20)
  • Staff friendliness (19)
  • Appointment scheduling (17)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (8)
  • Appointment was rushed (7)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (7)
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I highly recommend Dr. James Guess. He skillfully fused me at L4-L5 four years ago. My spouse and I were so impressed with his surgical skill, my husband asked Dr. Guess to do his L5-S1 the next year. We both highly recommend him to everyone!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Cindy Hons – May 22, 2021
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Dr. Guess was engaging and pleasant. He offered practical solutions and non-evasive options.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michelle Jones – Dec 02, 2020
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Dr. Guess recommended a spinal cord implant made by Neuvectra. The trial run failed and he should have stopped there. I questioned him before the final implant that I had read the chairman of Neuve ctra has stepped down and feared they were going bankrupt and he and the pharma rep told me that was not going to happen and if it did they would take care of me and they lied about the warranty. After the final implant...Neuvectra went bankrupt so I am stuck with this item in my back. Thank you Dr Guess I hope you are happy with your surgery fee and your rep for his commission.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan Ryder – Aug 04, 2020
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Dr. Guess performed an L3-L5 fusion with laminectomy & discectomy in late 2016; I continue follow-ups with him but I have been pain-free and have returned to lifting free weights and cardio exercise. Prior to surgery I spent a month in the supine position, on oxy. Dr. G basically saved my bacon.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Romulus – Mar 15, 2020
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Dr. Guess is my answered prayer. I’ve been suffering with low back pain for several months. I saw two other doctors who couldn’t help. My first visit with Dr. Guess, he had a plan. I asked Dr. Guess if I would have to live with my pain. He told me that he would find my pain source. I’m scheduled to have a block next week. If you’re looking for a doctor who cares, Dr. Guess is the doctor for you.
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What could be improved
No results
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Aug 25, 2019
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Dr Guess is so personable and laid back, and so knowledgeable! He and his staff are wonderful! They are very organized. I went to the Carrollton location. I have a very difficult work schedule and they went above and beyond, working me into a very busy schedule to get my MRI and then come back to see Dr Guess, all on the same day! I am a surgery scheduler for a very busy office myself and know how difficult this is. I greatly appreciate the effort to accommodate me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Ramona – Jul 14, 2018
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It's been over 10 years and the procedure (disc nucleoplasty) that the good Dr. performed on my can be considered a cure. His team was top-notch and the care and consulting I received was the same. MJR
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Mark Robinson in Dallas, TX – May 21, 2017
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The best.
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Nora Sparks in Carrollton, TX – Mar 31, 2017
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Guess' conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • 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 Bursitis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Interlaminar Spacer
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Guess accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Guess, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Carrollton, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Medical City Lewisville...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

University Hospital
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. James Guess, MD?

Call (972) 833-4198 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Is Dr. James Guess, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. James Guess, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Guess frequently treats Low Back Pain, Back Pain, and Lumbar Spine Fracture. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Guess treats.

Where is Dr. James Guess, MD's office located?

Dr. Guess' office is located at 4780 N Josey Ln, Carrollton, TX 75010. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. James Guess, MD speak?

Dr. Guess speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. James Guess, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Guess has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Guess is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Medical City Lewisville

Lewisville, TX

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Frisco

Frisco, TX

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Carrollton Regional Medical Center

Carrollton, TX

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano

Plano, TX

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)