Dr. James Pappas, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 60
  
Dr. Pappas
Accepting new patients

Active Sports Medicine

5255 Longley Ln Ste 140 Reno, NV 89511

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(775) 322-1200

Dr. James Pappas, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Reno, NV and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pappas has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs and Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Nevada School Of Medicine medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Northern Nevada Medical Center and Renown Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pappas to book an appointment.


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Dr. Pappas accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Choice-NV PPO
Balanced Pathway-NV HMO
Balanced Pathway-NV PPO
Balanced-NV PPO
Boyd Gaming Network-NV
Bronze Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
Bronze Nevada PPO
Bronze Pathway (Employer)-NV HMO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-NV PPO
Bronze Pathway -NV HMO
Bronze Pathway Guided Access -NV HMO
Bronze Pathway X Guided Access-NV HMO
Bronze Pathway X-NV HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-NV HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-NV HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-NV PPO
Choice (Tier 1 Pathway - Tier 2)-NV PPO
Choice-NV PPO
Gold Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
Gold Nevada PPO
Gold Pathway (Employer)-NV HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway - PPO / Small Grp)-NV PPO
Gold Pathway Guided Access-NV HMO
Gold Pathway X Guided Access-NV HMO
Gold Pathway X-NV HMO
Gold Pathway-NV HMO
Gold Pathway-NV PPO
Lumenos plans-NV
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Nevada HMO
Nevada PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-NV
Pathway /Pathway X-NV HMO
Pathway Guided Access/Pathway X Guided Access-NV HMO
Pathway-NV HMO
Pathway-NV PPO
Silver Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
Silver Core Pathway-NV HMO
Silver Pathway (Employer)-NV HMO
Silver Pathway (Pathway - PPO / Small Grp)-NV PPO
Silver Pathway Guided Access-NV HMO
Silver Pathway X Guided Access-NV HMO
Silver Pathway X-NV HMO
Silver Pathway-NV HMO
Silver-NV PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Assurant Health
Benefit Planners, Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
Preferred Healthcare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Nevada
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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 73% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pappas treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Pappas treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Knee Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pappas treats Knee Sprain more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Pappas treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Knee Dislocation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pappas treats Knee Dislocation more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Pappas treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Glenoid Labrum Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pappas treats Glenoid Labrum Tear more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Pappas treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pappas treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Pappas treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pappas treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Pappas treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

Check Dr. Pappas' experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Pappas' conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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3.9

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Very disappointing, who’s office just called and canceled my appointment because I apparently have degenerative joint disease. Well if I was in perfect condition I wouldn’t need to see the doctor. First time in my life that I have been declined by a doctors office. I’m guessing he’s not up for a challenge.
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Hill Christopher And Stephanie – Oct 14, 2019
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Outstanding!!! Has scoped my knees and repaired my shoulder. Explains everything and has a great staff. Nurse Terri is a jewel.
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Mar 15, 2019
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Dr. Pappas repaired my shoulder rotator cuff injury. His staff (specifically nurse Terri), was a great help and the main communicator for scheduling and teaching pre- and post-op tips. Dr. Pappas communicated with my physical therapist here in Elko and I was able to have appointments with him in Elko instead of traveling to Reno although I went there for the surgery. The repair held up even when I fell from a horse a couple years later and broke the wrist and hip on the same side!
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Spring Creek, NV – Feb 13, 2019
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Dr. Pappas is a wonderful doctor. He takes his time and explains everything thoroughly. His office environment is exceptional and all staff are very courteous and helpful. Had a wonderful experience and 10/10 will recommend to all. He’s the only doctor that we will see! We have to travel 80 miles one way and they are always very accommodating for our travel times.
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Justin in Susanville, CA – May 17, 2018
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My son has been an athlete for most of his life. He started having issues with his knee a few years into highschool football. We decided to go see Dr. Pappas when he was offered a scholarship to play collegiate football. Dr. Pappas has taken his time and provided us with multiple options to repair his knee. We've seen several ortho doctors in the past and Dr. Pappas is by far the most kowlesdgeable and caring. His staff is also top notch and do a great job not making you wait.
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WASHOE VALLEY – Feb 01, 2018
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Dr. Pappas is awesome and brought me back to normal after my fifth ACL reconstruction. This is the guy to see. He is the only one that does the quad tendon graft and is a pioneer in this. Went to Dr. Pappas as a second opinion after another doctor refused to help me. and wanted to give me a cane and a brace. Five years later still a rock solid knee. Check this guy out!!!
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Mehdi Rangchi in Reno NV. – Oct 04, 2017
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Dr. Pappas gave me a second opinion regarding possible shoulder surgery. He was very thorough in researching the history of my problem and spent a significant amount of time talking with me. He was very clear and helpful. I really appreciated him and his whole staff
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Yvonne in Reno, NV – Sep 25, 2016
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Dr. Pappas is of high integrity as an individual & physician. When I injured my shoulder he was the only Orthopedic physician that suggested an aggressive PT approach first which truly impressed me. Dr. Pappas has proven to me that his approach to orthopedic healthcare is the best. He has completed significant work on my shoulders and knees which has allowed me to maintain a high level of physical activity, to include competitive tennis and recreational skiing. Thank you Dr. Pappas.
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Reno, NV – Aug 25, 2016
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This is a efficient, friendly, professional office. I had a huge knee issue over the holidays, and Dr Pappas' office got me in quickly, worked around my busy patient schedule for surgery, and after surgery have been great with the post operative care. Head nurse, Terri, is so good very people, and very knowledgable. I love this office, and you will too.
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J. Wilkerson in Reno, NV – Mar 02, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr Pappas has advanced training and certification, as well as a vast experience in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. His surgical practice emphasizes shoulder and knee repair and reconstruction. Non surgical treatment is available for all oth...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1993
So Sports Med and Orth Center Vanderbilt University
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Vanderbilt University
Residency Hospital
1990
University So Fla
Residency Hospital
1987
U So Fla
Internship Hospital
1986
University Of Nevada School Of Medicine
Medical School
1982
University of Nevada At Reno
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Locations

Active Sports Medicine

Dr. James Pappas5255 Longley Ln Ste 140 Reno, NV 89511
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Northern Nevada Medical Center

Sparks, NV

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Renown Regional Medical Center

Reno, NV

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

Renown South Meadows Medical Center

Reno, NV

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average