Dr. James Kalyvas, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male

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Dr. James Kalyvas, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in New Orleans, LA. He specializes in neurosurgery.


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Ochsner Baptist - A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center

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Great doctor.I had awesome outcome He did my fourth and last spine surgery
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My husband has had 4 cervical surgeries in the past 15-18 years by various doctors. He was living in chronic pain. We had been to 4 or 5 neurosurgeons in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans area in the past 8 yrs.and they said they were unable to help him. We even sent everything (MRI's etc) to John Hopkins who said he was not a candidate for surgery. We went to Oschner and saw a Dr Sulaiman who referred us to Dr Kalyvas. Surgery was August 15th. Dr Kalyvas did a excellent job! Successful surgery!!
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He’s very skilled,compassionate, and understanding! He understands your fears and will address your concerns. He’s smart and has an amazing staff. His work is like art and I’m proud to have had him as my surgeon. Thanks Dr. K! I get my life back!
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Dr Kalyvas explained all of the requirements, benefits and possible complications of spinal surgery. He explained the steps we were going to take prior to surgery and the reasons for each. Although I was ready to schedule surgery that day, everything he told me needed to be done first was reasonable and made sense.. He spent enough time with me to explain every suggestion and answered all my questions. Dr Kalyvas has a very pleasant and warm demeanor and made me feel very comfortable..
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Great surgery experience. Stays in touch and explains everything so it is easy To understand.
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Dr. James Kalyvas just did my surgery, I am glad I found him and had the good sense to put my fate in his hands. If you need a neurosurgeon, talk to this man before you make a decision.
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He was very knowledgeable, compassionate, and patient. Dr. Kalyvas is very informative and makes you feel that you are in great hands!
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I would recommend Dr. Kalyvas to other patients. He is very intelligent and treats you with respect.
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I would recommend Dr. Kalyvas to others. He is very intelligent and has compassion for his patients.
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Dr. Kalyvas is very patient and gives you as much time as you need. I did not feel rushed during my clinic visit. He is very easy to understand and very knowledgeable. I would recommend Dr Kalyvas to other patients.
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Dr. Kalyvas' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Myelopathy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalyvas treats Myelopathy more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kalyvas treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalyvas treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Kalyvas treats this condition more than 92% 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
Scoliosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalyvas treats Scoliosis more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Kalyvas treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar

Dr. Kalyvas' conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Kalyvas received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Columbia University in New York, New York.   He completed an Neurological Surgery Residency at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ.  Additional, Dr. Kalyvas completed...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

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Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)