Dr. James Neel, MD

Dr. James Neel, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 42
Dr. James Neel, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Norman, OK and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center in 2007 and specializes in cardiovascular surgery, cardiac surgery, and more.Read his story

3500 Healthplex Pkwy # 200

Norman, OK 73072

Contact Information

(405) 515-2288

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Oklahoma
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Vascular Disease
more than 68% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 67% of peers
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
more than 66% of peers

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Dr. Neel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Neel "I was born and raised in Oklahoma. I have spent many years completing my medical training and lived in various locations along the way. It has always been my dream to return to my home state and take care of my fellow "Okies". My family and I are thrilled to be back in Oklahoma close to our family and friends. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Neel "I am blessed to have the training, education, and expertise to allow me to conduct operations on the heart, lungs and blood vessels.  I can envision no more fulfilling endeavor for me to pursue.  

My philosophy in treating patients and helping them navigate the confusing maze of medical information is to give them all of the information in plain terminology and discuss all of the potential risks, benefits, and alternatives to surgical therapy.  In medical school, we essentially learned a foreign language as a means to discuss medical conditions, treatments, etc. with our colleagues.  If I come into your room and start speaking in Spanish, you could be a rocket scientist; if you never learned Spanish, you will have no idea what I am talking about.  The same applies to medical terminology.  Just because you may not have attended medical school doesn't mean you or your family member are not perfectly intelligent.  You just didn't learn the same foreign language we learned in medical school.  

I see my role as physician, and specifically as a heart surgeon, to give my patients the benefits of my training and experience by interpreting all of the medical jargon and laying all of the information out in front of them so they are able to understand all of the options and then we together decide on their best method of treatment.  I support them in their decision making process all along the way.   Ultimately, it is always the patient's decision."

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7  Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracoabdominal Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

66  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
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55  Procedures

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Louisiana State University Health Shreveport / School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • University Of Louisville
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

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What People Say About Dr. James Neel, MD
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Dr. Neel and his staff are truly Awesome. At 56 years old in september 2016 I found myself needing a triple heart bypass. I am a woman who has always been active in life. Taken care of my husband and daughter and others in my family. Ive never smoked and rarely partake in alcohol . So when i got...Read More
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Dr Neel and his staff exudes professionalism and has impeccable bed side manor. You can tell he genuinely cares about his patients and does everything possible to make sure the patient and family feel at ease. He has a way with words and explains everything in detail in a way that is...Read More
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I had a procedure done by Dr Neel .. He was extremely informative , Kind and listened to everything we had to say and produced the best answers he had for the issues... We never felt rushed like at most dr appointments.. Thank You.
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