Dr. James Melisi, MD

Dr. James Melisi, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. James Melisi, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Henrico, VA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med in 1986 and specializes in neurosurgery.

1651 N Parham Rd

Henrico, VA 23229

Contact Information

(804) 288-8204

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 89% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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16  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • George Washington University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • National Institutes Of Health Clinical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Melisi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. James Melisi, MD
Service from his nurse Nov is absolutely horrible. Takes forever to return a phone call (you will be lucky if you get one back). Considering switching doctors. This is just bad from the very beginning!
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Sandy – Aug 24, 2018
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He seems appropriate at first, but is very pushy to do surgery. I had a bad infection and he ignored at afterwards!
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M Roybal – May 24, 2018
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Danger here, there are so many other options. He will coerce you to do surgery and ignore your concerns afterwards.
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May 15, 2018
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I experienced numbness and tingling in right arm. Was admitted at St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Melisi informed me I had a ruptured disc and needed surgery. He explained everything in detail and made me feel at ease about the procedure. His staff as well explained step by step things that would be...Read More
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Richmond, Virginia – Mar 01, 2018
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Diagnosed: Ruptured disc in lower back. Dr. Melisi proposed best option was to perform a "Spinal Lumbar Laminectomy". I was walking for 15 minutes right after surgery. Followed instructions to walk as much as possible and let heal for 4 months. The surgery was a great success. The staff helped me...Read More
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Lawrence Mosley in Richmond, VA – Dec 28, 2017
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