Dr. James Killeffer, MD

Dr. James Killeffer, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
(23)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Killeffer, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Knoxville, TN. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

1932 Alcoa Hwy Ste 360

Knoxville, TN 37920

Contact Information

(865) 524-1869

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Tn Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • West Virginia University Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Killeffer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Killeffer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Killeffer to family and friends
4.4
based on 23 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Killeffer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Talbott. TN |
Dr Killifer operated on my husband Bruce major back OR. Is an excellent. Very knowledgeable. Takes his time explaining neurosurgeon. So very happy and pleased he did BRUCES OR. The recovery has been mostly painless. Hallelujah Wouldn’t trust Bruce to anyone else ever!!! Dr Killeffers staff is also outstanding. Great job Great neurosurgeon!!!! Thank you Dr Killeffer and staff. Emma
Athens, TN |
Dr. killeffer is an outstanding Dr. I felt he was very knowledgeable and professsional. I would recommend him to any one . My husband and I both had surgery a year apart, he did an excellent job, when diagnosing and correcting our medical issues. Thank you again Dr. killeffer!
Knoxville, TN |
Clear concise and to the point his demeanor was reassuring to my family and myself the Doctor is my Doctor going forward with NO reservations
Knoxville, TN |
His assistant Tara was rude & unprofessional, she refused to do her job. She wouldn't leave a message for the N.P. so I could get the correct test ordered by N.P. Regina. Dr. Killefer was arrogant, quick, and uncaring. He smiled while offering to do a 4 level cervical fusion and told me it was about hopeless to help my pain. When I asked a question and for him to look at my MRI & X-Ray he acted like it was bother. He acted like I was lying about Regina recommending a different test. Horrible Dr.
in Rockwood TN |
Dr killeffer is one of the best doctor's I have ever met he explains everything so that you can understand.very friendly and has got the very best nurses and staff that I have ever seen.I would recommend Dr killeffer to ANYONE
in Spring City, TN |
Knowledgeable, experienced, and professional. Looks at all the evidence prior to making a decision.
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Dr. Killeffer accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Blue Network E
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Killeffer has admitting privileges

Laughlin Memorial Hospital
1420 Tusculum Blvd
Greeneville, TN 37745
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University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37920
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