Dr. James Rappaport, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 67

Dr. Rappaport
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Sierra Regional Spine Institute

6630 S Mccarran Blvd Ste A4 Reno, NV 89509

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Dr. James Rappaport, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Reno, NV. He is affiliated with medical facilities Renown Regional Medical Center and Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rappaport to book an appointment.

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3.8

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  • Appointment was rushed (6)
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Great surgeon! BUT if you live in a rural area you better stockpile pain medication ahead of time. I had surgery on 9/14/20 and as of 10/16 I have had more days WITHOUT pain medication than I have had with pain medication. The mailed prescription for refills takes a minimum of 4 days to get from Reno to Elko, then the pharmacy had to order the pain meds which takes 3-4 days. He prescribes 8 days at a time. I told Rachel about the mail/pharmacy issue upfront. Hopefully they got the memo this time around and will mail it early. Going one week on and one week off is ridiculous. So if you are looking to have a surgery with them and you live in Elko or other rural area, get your pain medicine stocked up somehow and make arrangements with them to get your meds to you. My issue also is my ins only covers 2 refills in 60 days so 8 days at a time doesnt fly and you have to pay cash. I didnt have pain meds first 4 days after discharge! Make sure ins is contacted by them. That SUCKED!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Rich – Oct 18, 2020
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Just a great experience. Dr Rappaport is very skilled and knowledgeable, his office staff as well. Quick, accurate work-up, great plan of action, feel much better! Complete confidence in their care and would not consider going anywhere else!
What went well
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  • Office environment
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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PeteH in Ren, NV – Aug 03, 2018
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Dr. Rappaport is a caring and knowledgeable professional. His patience and kindness will help you find the right procedure for complete relief from pain. My Interlaminar Lumbar Instrumented Fusion (ILIF) procedure was accomplished with a short period of recovery without any negative consequences. I would highly recommend this surgeon.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeffrey Moffett in Quincy – Apr 20, 2018
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Dr. Rappaport and his staff are so welcoming, nice, knowledgeable and thorough. Love the well dressed and kind male receptionist as well. Dr. Rappaport knows his stuff. He did the best job ever on my husband's spine. A very complex operation made easy for us. Complete satisfaction my husband says regarding his operation experience. Thank you for your excellent care. Michele for James Means.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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James Means in Fernley. NV – Aug 25, 2017
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Dr Rappaport is amazing, my savior. I was involved in a car accident that caused major damage to my neck and it caused my left arm to be useless. I also had emergency surgery on something unrelated a month earlier. My life was pretty much upside down. Surgery on my neck was a fantastic relief, not going to lie, recovery was a little tough but well worth it. I really liked this doctor and staff a lot! Negative- Did not like his PA Star Chenoweth he came off as a jerk and I dreaded appts with him
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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sparks, NV – Apr 30, 2017
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I have close personal friends that have been to Dr. Rappaport. They recommended him to me and when I met with him I was amazed. Dr Rappaport took the time to listen to me and when I was done he had the recommendations right upfront. He explained everything in terms that I understood. When my Surgery was done it was just like he said it would be and I feel that I am close to 100%. His entire staff and partner Dr Starr were friendly and very caring through out the entire process.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Richard Pillon in Reno, NV – Jan 20, 2017
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Dr Rappaport was recommended by my Dr in Redding, Ca. I have been seen by a specialist in S.F., Davis, and Redding,Ca. After 23 years of migraines and neck pain I finally have my life back!! It's been 3 mo and not one migraine. My neck finally feels strong and I feel that will be singing again and spending my time with my grandkids and husband.....and be enjoying my life! The team with the Dr feel more like part of my family now, so loving and truly caring.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Diana Coffman in Oak Run, CA – Aug 04, 2016
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This Dr. was referred to me by Univ. of Calif. Medical Center in San Francisco. He had to do two revision surgeries to fix my back from a previous botched surgery by a highly advertised spine center in Reno. He did an outstanding job and after a year now, I am almost totally pain free. An excellent surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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Sheila in Reno, NV – Feb 11, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Provide High Tech care with old fashioned caring. Dr Rappaport believes in a conservative approach. He prefers to exhaust all non surgical treatment before performing surgery.

Biography

I have been in private practice since 1991.  I beleive in conservative approach to spine problems.  I am a strong proponent of education and...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1988
London Clin
Fellowship Hospital
1987
St Lukes/Baylor
Fellowship Hospital
1986
University of California-San Francisco
Residency Hospital
1981
University of California-San Francisco
Internship Hospital
1976
Stanford University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. James Rappaport, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rappaport frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Bone Scan, and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rappaport treats.

Where is Dr. James Rappaport, MD's office located?

Dr. Rappaport's office is located at 6630 S Mccarran Blvd Ste A4, Reno, NV 89509. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. James Rappaport, MD speak?

Dr. Rappaport speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. James Rappaport, MD offer telehealth services?

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No malpractice claims found for Nevada
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Rappaport's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Bone Scan
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Implantable Peripheral Neurostimulator
  • Interlaminar Spacer
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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(775) 828-2873

Dr. Rappaport accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
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
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
HealthFirst
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedHealthInsurance
Medicaid
Meritain Health
Principal Life
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Locations

Sierra Regional Spine Institute

Sierra Regional Spine Institute6630 S Mccarran Blvd Ste A4 Reno, NV 89509
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rappaport is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Renown Regional Medical Center

Reno, NV

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center

Reno, NV

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

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