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Dr. James Killeffer, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Killeffer

Dr. James Killeffer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(865) 524-1869

Dr. Killeffer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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. Killeffer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spondylosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Killeffer treats Spondylosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Killeffer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Killeffer treats Meningiomas more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Killeffer treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
Bone Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Killeffer treats Bone Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Killeffer treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Killeffer's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • 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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • 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 Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • 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
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Killeffer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Killeffer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Killeffer

4.5

Based on 26 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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He is a very smart man. He takes the time to talk to explain everything. I would trust him again
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Excellent physician. Had back problems requiring a surgery. I have recommended him to others suffering from back problems. Very thankful to have the opportunity to see a very skilled, very caring health care provider.
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Dr Killeffer was professional, confident and caring and his staff is top notch. It is no exaggeration to say he saved my wife's life. Other surgeons had given up and told her to live with her unbearable pain. She was on cancer patient level pain killers and still just wanted to die. His used his skills to fix her back and she was back to work within a few months. You will not regret trusting your care to Dr. Killeffer.
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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
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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!
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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
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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.
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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
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Knowledgeable, experienced, and professional. Looks at all the evidence prior to making a decision.
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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