Dr. James Metcalf, MD

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Progressive Neurosurgery 1301 Trumansburg Rd # Q1 Ithaca, NY 14850 Get Directions
Dr. James Metcalf, MD

Dr. James Metcalf, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Ithaca, NY. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Metcalf is affiliated with Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca and Strong Memorial Hospital.

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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's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

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
  • 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

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

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

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