Dr. James Leiphart, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 50
  
Dr. Leiphart
Accepting new patients

Inova Medical Group - Neurosurgery

1800 N Beauregard St Ste 300 Alexandria, VA 22311

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(703) 970-2670

Dr. James Leiphart, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Alexandria, VA and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Leiphart has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery and Neurocritical Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Northwestern University Medical School medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Leiphart to book an appointment.


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Dr. Leiphart accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 61% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leiphart performs Brain Surgery more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Leiphart performs this procedure more than 78% of their peers

Neurostimulation
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leiphart performs Neurostimulation more than 63% of their peers

Dr. Leiphart performs this procedure more than 63% of their peers

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leiphart performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 44% of their peers

Dr. Leiphart performs this procedure more than 44% of their peers

Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leiphart treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Leiphart treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Subdural Hemorrhage
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leiphart treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Leiphart treats this condition more than 74% of their peers

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leiphart treats Subarachnoid Hemorrhage more than 71% of their peers

Dr. Leiphart treats this condition more than 71% of their peers

Check Dr. Leiphart's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Leiphart's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • 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
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • 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
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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My husband underwent emergency brain tumor surgery. Unfortunately, the incision was not completely closed or expeditiously corrected. As a result of this occurrence, my husband suffered irreparable harm! The end result, meningitis, a stroke, and hydrocephalus now stabilized by a permanently, installed shunt. The lack of empathy and dismissiveness displayed by Dr. Leiphart was appalling! As were his efforts to correct his surgical error. Research of physicians is an invaluable resource!
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Dr. Leiphart performed a discectomy on my L5-S1. After a year of pain, I'm a week out from the surgery and pain free.
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Christine Firth in Springfield, VA – May 11, 2018
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I had a C2 fracture to my neck in a car accident and was in a neck brace. The neck brace was so that I didn't turn or bend my neck so it could heal, but he said I could drive a car if I wanted to, which made no sense fro obvious safety reasons. He seemed mean spirited and no compassion. I had a large bump on the back of my neck and he would not touch it/me. He brushed off my concerns and was useless when I asked him anything. I need a 2nd opinion because this guy is idiot or doesn't care.
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About Me

Biography

A specialty care physician board certified in neurological surgery with Inova Medical Group - Neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
UCLA Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2003
Yale University
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1997
Northwestern University Medical School
Medical School

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Locations

Inova Medical Group - Neurosurgery

Inova Neurosurgery - Alexandria1800 N Beauregard St Ste 300 Alexandria, VA 22311
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Inova Medical Group - Neurosurgery

Inova Medical Group - Neurosurgery8503 Arlington Blvd Ste 200 Fairfax, VA 22031
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Inova Alexandria Hospital

Alexandria, VA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

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

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)

Inova Loudoun Hospital

Leesburg, VA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Alexandria, VA

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)