Dr. James Rappaport, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(17)
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Dr. James Rappaport, MD
I have been in private practice since 1991. I beleive in conservative approach to spine problems. I am a strong proponent of education and participate as a clinic instructor of the Universit of Nevada Reno Family practice and fellowship training programs. I will also invite Highschool and pre-med students to intern with Sierra Regional Spine for educational purposes.

255 Glendale Ave Ste 13

Sparks, NV 89431

Contact Information

(775) 356-4807

Dr. James Rappaport, MD

Dr. James Rappaport, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Medicaid
  • 5 More

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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.
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Dr. Rappaport's Experience

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Dr. Rappaport's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Antalgic Gait
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hernia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Vertebral Fracture

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Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • 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
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Implantable Peripheral Neurostimulator
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neurostimulation
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • 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 Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

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

  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • London Clin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • St Lukes/Baylor
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rappaport has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rappaport's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rappaport to family and friends
3.8
based on 17 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Rappaport Says:

Thank you for providing your feedback on my care and services.  We strive to be the best and your feedback will help us continue to improve. You may reach our office at 775-828-2873 or toll free at 1-888-268-1389.

Dr. Rappaport's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Fernley. NV |
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.
sparks, NV |
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
in Reno, NV |
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.
in Oak Run, CA |
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.
in Reno, NV |
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.
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  • Aetna
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  • American Republic
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • Principal Life
  • Tricare
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    Options PPO
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