Dr. James Markert, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 58

Dr. Markert
Accepting new patients
510 20th St S Ofc Tower Birmingham, AL 35233

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Dr. James Markert, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Markert has more experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery, Nervous System Neoplasms, and Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with UAB Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Markert to book an appointment.

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Dr. Markert is affiliated with UAB Hospital Birmingham, a highly rated hospital.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Markert

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Markert treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Markert treats other conditions, please contact the office at (205) 934-7171.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures to treat diseases and conditions of the brain and spinal cord in children and teenagers under age 18.Compare with other Pediatric Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Markert is experienced in the area of Pediatric Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
Dr. Markert
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Hydrocephalus
Chiari Malformation Type 1
Chiari's Deformity
Reconstruction for Craniosynos
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Nervous System Neoplasms

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Nervous System Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Markert is experienced in the area of Nervous System Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
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Meningiomas
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Cancer
Acoustic Neuroma
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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.

Dr. Markert is experienced in the area of Cranial Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
Dr. Markert
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Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Brain Surgery
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency
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Dr. Markert's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Markert accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Markert's Reviews

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5.0

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  • Explained conditions well (15)
  • Listened & answered questions (15)
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    Dr. Markert preformed my craniotomy to remove an oliogodenroglioma in 2014. He was able to clear 100% of the margins & I've little to no deficit to speak of. In addition to being an awesome surgeon, he has an impeccable bedside manner. I've recommended him to others unfortunately too many times. I've got the option to use doctors at places like Emory in Atlanta that are much closer to me. But I'd drive cross country to see Dr. Markert. He's definitely the top in the southeast, and I'm sure one of the best in the USA, as I've had opportunity to to speak with many brain cancer patients. May the Lord continue to bless him!
    What went well
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    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    Consulate blend of brilliance, professionalism, and compassion! His TEAM follows thru in delivering the same! A Blessing!!!!
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    About Me

    Biography

    Dr. James Markert, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Markert has more experience...Read more

    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery

    Board Certifications

    Education

    1995
    University of Michigan Hospitals
    Residency Hospital
    1989
    University of Michigan Hospitals
    Internship Hospital
    1988
    Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg
    Medical School

    Awards

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Dr. James Markert, MD accepting new patients?

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    What are Dr. James Markert, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Markert frequently treats Pediatric Neurosurgery, Nervous System Neoplasms, and Cranial Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Markert specializes.

    Where is Dr. James Markert, MD's office located?

    Dr. Markert's office is located at 510 20th St S Ofc Tower, Birmingham, AL 35233. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Locations

    Practice

    510 20th St S Ofc Tower Birmingham, AL 35233
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    Surgical Dermatology Kirklin Clinic2000 6th Ave S Birmingham, AL 35233
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    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Markert is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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    UAB Hospital

    Birmingham, AL

    80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

    11 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)