Dr. James Mahalek, MD

Dr. James Mahalek, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
(21)
Save
Dr. James Mahalek, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Kearney, NE and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

2810 W 35th St Ste 1

Kearney, NE 68845

Contact Information

(308) 865-2570

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 16 More

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Mahalek

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Mahalek performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Mahalek's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

80  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Less
Read Less

24  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Nebraska.

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 Nebraska / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • University Tx Med School San Antonio
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • South Texas Spinal Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mahalek has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Mahalek does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Mahalek and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Mahalek's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mahalek to family and friends
21 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Mahalek's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Dr. Mahalek re did a surgery that didn't turn out well by another doctor. I can walk again and am almost pain free.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option2thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Amazing physician. He's very compassionate and listens. Answered all my questions and spent plenty of time with me. Highly recommended.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option1thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
He was rude, refused to listen to me or answer my questions. Was rushing out of the room so fast I had to say wait I have more questions. Would not recommend him to anyone.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option0thumbs down icon option1
I went to see Dr. Mahalek four years ago about my back pain. He answered all my questions. He explained how my condition will go over time. I took about four years before I decided on surgery. Everything went as he explained and I should have done it years ago. Dr. Mahalek and his staff were great...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option2thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
I do not think he listens very well
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option2thumbs down icon option1
Image of Dr. Mahalek
Are you Dr. Mahalek?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Nearby doctors with similar experience

Orthopedic Surgery
(35)
Orthopedic Surgery
(33)
Orthopedic Surgery
(26)
Orthopedic Surgery
(6)
Orthopedic Surgery
(8)
Orthopedic Surgery
(4)
Orthopedic Surgery
(14)
Orthopedic Surgery
(4)
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
(28)