Dr. James C. Metcalf, MD

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Dr. James C. Metcalf, MD

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Neurosurgery | Male

Progressive Neurosurgery 1301 Trumansburg Rd # Q1, Ithaca, NY 14850 Get Directions
(607) 269-0033

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Dr. Metcalf specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Ithaca, NY. He practices at 1 location.

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based on 10 total surveys (2 with reviews)
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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in cincinatus NY |
i recently had a major spine surgery performed by metcalf and would not recommend anyone to him. ever. he was nice until the surgery was complete. it took him over an hour to approve pain medication as i laid in the recovery room sobbing. my pain medication (absolute minimum dose) required a refill just 2 days later. it took him 5 days to refill it. agony. pure agony. save yourself the poor treatment and get a different doctor. one that cares...
in Ithaca, NY |
Dr. Metcalf removed a Cyst that was pressing against my Nerve near L3-4. His seems very knowledgeable and skilled. Metcalf gives you the information he thinks you need and probably is the only information you need, but as a patient you would like a little reassurance.
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

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
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for New York.

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Nat'l Naval Med Center
    University Of Tn College Of Med

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Metcalf's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

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How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients