Dr. James Killeffer, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 54
  
Dr. Killeffer
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Neurosurgical Associates

1932 Alcoa Hwy Ste 360 Knoxville, TN 37920

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(865) 524-1869

Dr. James Killeffer, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Killeffer has more experience with Spine and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Blount Memorial Hospital and University of Tennessee Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Killeffer to book an appointment.


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(865) 524-1869

Dr. Killeffer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 83% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Killeffer treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 100% of their peers

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

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Killeffer treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Killeffer treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Neuro-oncology specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Killeffer treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Killeffer treats this condition more than 76% of their peers

Brain Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Killeffer treats Brain Cancer more than 59% of their peers

Dr. Killeffer treats this condition more than 59% of their peers

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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
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • 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

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Dr. Killeffer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Killeffer

4.6

Based on 30 ratings

5 Stars
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My husband broke his whole left side from neck to toes. His foot was hanging off. Hand shattered. Neck broke an crushed. He should have never walked again. An he can walk. He just got his back broke an he won't do surgery unless it's him. His team was great too. Every time we talk to someone about his injury like his he recommends dr killeffer. He stopped the bleeding on his brain. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Y'all believed you could fix him an you did.
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Sam an Chrissy – Mar 26, 2020
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I feel blessed to feel so good after years of suffering thanks to Dr Killefer! the entire experience was wonderful. Job Well Done, Honest ,straight forward in his kind demeanor, excellent friendly stall, prompt, and a most genuine person.
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Kimberly Vick – Jan 16, 2020
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Wonderful Experience! Dr. Kellifer performed back surgery on me after suffering with sciatica nerve problems in my back, down my leg, and to foot. He was very personable, knowledgeable and immediately put me at ease. Surgery gave me fantastic results which I am so pleased with. Tennova Hospital was also a pleasure to have the surgery performed. Great care. Excellent doctor with fantastic results! Highly recommend.
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Debbie Higginbotham – Sep 27, 2019
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He is the very best neurosurgeon I have been blessed use. I had a broken neck, he calmed me down by explaining everything to me. He never rushes you, just like talking to a friend.
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Charlene – Sep 07, 2019
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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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Apr 23, 2019
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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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Jan 17, 2019
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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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Jim Neubert in Knoxville, Tennessee – Jan 16, 2018
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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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Emma. Anderson in Talbott. TN – Nov 09, 2017
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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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Athens, TN – Aug 05, 2017
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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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Knoxville, TN – Apr 27, 2017
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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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Knoxville, TN – Feb 06, 2017
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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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Tommy Richardson in Rockwood TN – Feb 16, 2016
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Knowledgeable, experienced, and professional. Looks at all the evidence prior to making a decision.
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bwh in Spring City, TN – Feb 08, 2016
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Dr. James Killeffer, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Killeffer has more experience with Spine and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Blount Memorial Hospital and Univers...

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  • Neurosurgery

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Locations

Neurosurgical Associates

Neurosurgical Associates, PC1932 Alcoa Hwy Ste 360 Knoxville, TN 37920
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  • Hours
    • 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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Affiliated Hospitals

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Blount Memorial Hospital

Maryville, TN

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average

University of Tennessee Medical Center

Knoxville, TN

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)