Dr. James Harrop, MD

Dr. James Harrop, MD

Neurological Spine SurgeryMale

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Dr. James Harrop, MD is a Neurological Spine Surgery Specialist in Philadelphia, PA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Jefferson Methodist Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Harrop to book an appointment.

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Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

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Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals909 Walnut St Fl 2 Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Jefferson Neurosurgery

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Thomas Jefferson at Navy Yard3 Crescent Dr Philadelphia, PA 19112
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Thomas Jefferson University Neurosurgery

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Thomas Jefferson University Neurosurgery443 Laurel Oak Rd Voorhees, NJ 08043
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Harrop's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Harrop

4.4

Based on 59 ratings

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After being diagnosed with scoliosis at age 14, I had surgery at a rural hospital in NJ. My spine was fused and I was placed in a body cast for 9 months. The surgery was not successful. Ten years later I had it redone at Jefferson by Dr. John Fenlin. This time my own bone was used and I was in a body cast for 6 months. The surgery was very successful. 11 years ago my fusion fractured at L1 because I was asking my back to do too much. I was referred to Dr. James Harrop, Neurosurgeon at Jefferson. In March 2010 Dr. Harrop operated on me and repaired the fracture using my own bone and titanium rods and screws. The surgery was a total success. Not only is Dr. Harrop an amazingly talented surgeon, he truly cares about each of his patients, treating each one with dignity; he takes the time to explain and to answer questions. I have seen Dr. Harrop over the years for a variety of reasons. He is the same caring doctor he always was. I cannot thank Dr. Harrop enough for giving me my life back!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Martha Matt – Sep 13, 2021
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He is the best neuro- spinal surgeon . He saved my life, my ability to walk, and the time left in my life I have nothing but praise for this fine surgeon. He removed a malignant, one in a million type tumor from my spine in an all day surgery. His follow-up, concern and care was superb. His entire staff is skilled in working with patients so that you never feel that you are not being listened to. They go out of their way to help you and support your care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Dec 19, 2019
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An extremely skilled Surgeon and a very caring person! I can rest easy knowing that he’s keeping taps on my chronic spine conditions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michelle – Oct 26, 2019
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Dr. Harrop is both professional and compassionate, with a great bedside manner. After surgery, my back and nerve pain were gone and I was back on my feet in no time. His staff is knowledgeable and responsive to questions and concerns. Your spine is in good hands with Dr. Harrop!
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
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Kathleen Russo in Barnegat, NJ – Apr 19, 2019
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Dr. Harrop is a great Neurosurgeon who performed my lumbar laminectomy on February 4, 2019. It's now six weeks and I am feeling better every day and the nerve pains are slowly going away. He has given me my life back! I would recommend Dr. Harrop for anyone in need of neurosurgery.
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Mar 19, 2019
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I have no doubt that Dr Harrop saved my life. He performed a very complex surgery to remove a rare type of benign tumor from my cervical spine. Prior to the surgery, I was in severe pain and rapidly losing arm and leg strength/control. Dr Harrop's confident bedside manner and sense of humor greatly helped to comfort both my wife and me during the very difficult period. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Harrop, -- he's the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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SD in PA – Dec 13, 2018
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I recently had spinal fusion surgery and had such excellent results that I still can't believe how well I did considering all of the negative things I have heard and read about this particular surgery. I feel I just cannot give enough credit and positive feedback to Dr. Harrop who I believe literally gave me my life back. I feel he has to be by far the best of the best in his field and I would highly recommend him to anyone that requires a competent, experienced and brilliant neurosurgeon.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Angela M. in Upper Chichester – Aug 29, 2018
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My all time favorite doctor. Personality plus and always makes you smile. Very knowledgeable and kind. I admire and wish all doctors were like Jim. His nurses are wonderful too. A must see. Thank you for all you've done.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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NJ – May 06, 2018
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Operated on me. Wonderful and caring doctor. Great bedside manner. Great sense of humor. Very confortable to be with. Very honest. So glad I don't have to go for anymore checkups. Nurses were exceptional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sue Franks in Galloway, NJ – Mar 26, 2018
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He has been taking care of my dad for many many years. Amazing surgeon and the staff is wonderful.
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
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jessica breza in Levittown, PA – Apr 13, 2017
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Dr Harrop and his staff are AMAZING !!! Thanks to Dr Harrop I can stand up straight again. I feel like a new woman. He restored my height and gave me my life back . 8 weeks post-op and I could not be happier. Dr Harrop is a FANTASTIC, BRILLIANT Surgeon and I HIGHLY recommend him .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Angela in Medford, NJ – Feb 08, 2017
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BRILLIANT CARING DOCTOR...EXCELLENT OFFICE STAFF AND HOSPITAL STAFF
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
6 people found this helpful
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LAURIE SHILDT in Medford, NJ – Aug 04, 2016
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Dr. James Harrop is very considerate and answers all your questions. I have been going to him for years for a degenerative spine.. Considers all options available in managing your health care needs.
What went well
  • 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
10 people found this helpful
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Chistina S in Quakertown, PA – Jun 01, 2016
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Dr. Harrop performed neurosurgery on my seriously injured son. He sustained massive spinal fractures, an incomplete spinal cord injury and brain injury. Dr. Harrop is not only one of the best in his field, he has great bedside manner!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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Ruth Briggs in Philadelphia, PA – Apr 02, 2016
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Top notch surgical skills mixed with decent patent interaction. Dr. Harrop is no nonsense and very talented at what he does. For this reason he's very busy. He spends enough time to care for you, but be prepared with your questions, because otherwise he'll be in and out before you can think of things. Overall, top notch and healed my problem completely. Talented and therefore someone I could trust. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
10 people found this helpful
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Cranbury, NJ – Mar 16, 2016
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Dr. Harrop's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Harrop, MD is a Neurological Spine Surgery Specialist in Philadelphia, PA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Jefferson Methodist...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Cleveland Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
Cleveland Clinic Fdn
Residency Hospital
2001
Jefferson Hosp
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (215) 259-5822, and for other questions, call (215) 955-7000.

Does Dr. James Harrop, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Harrop has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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

Dr. Harrop frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Scoliosis, and Herniated Disc Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Harrop treats.

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

Dr. Harrop's office is located at 909 Walnut St Fl 2, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Jefferson Methodist Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr, PA

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

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)