Dr. James Metcalf, MD

Dr. James Metcalf, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(13)
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Dr. James Metcalf, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Ithaca, NY. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 37 years.

16 Brentwood Dr

Ithaca, NY 14850

Contact Information

(607) 269-0033

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

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Top Care Areas

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Herniated Disc
high
more than 80% of peers
Spondylosis
normal
more than 82% of peers
Spine Disorders
normal
more than 75% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
45

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • 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
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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

  • Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Nat'l Naval Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Tn College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Metcalf has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Metcalf's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Metcalf to family and friends
2.4
based on 13 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Metcalf's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Spencer |
The most unprofessional doctor I have ever met. He was aware that I went to him for a second opinion and it was evident as he started the the appointment with," I understand I am your second opinion." He was rude, arrogant and referred to other surgeons in his field as ( Boys ). I left with more questions then I had when I arrived and it seemed as if he turned his nose to me because I didn't see him initially. I was warned prior to going to him and I should have listened. Wasted 2 hours of life.
in Groton, NY |
I went Dr. Metcalf as a second opinion. I found him to be very straight forward about benefits and risks of recommended surgery. He explained procedure and answered questions. He and his entire staff are both professional and compassionate. Surgery was less than 3 weeks ago. Everything going as explained. I had one issue and called the office. The PA, Erica, called back in 5 minutes and gave explanation of problem and called in appropriate medication.
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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Dr. Metcalf accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO

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Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca
101 Dates Dr
Ithaca, NY 14850
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Strong Memorial Hospital
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