Dr. James Rappaport, MD
Accepting
New Patients

Dr. James Rappaport, MD

Save

Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

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 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.

Learn about this doctor

Dr. Rappaport's Experience

0ExperienceMatch
Experience Match

See how Dr. Rappaport's experience matches your preferences.

6
Specialties

For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

1
Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

48
Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

43
Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.

Education

Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. Rappaport

Dr. Rappaport accepts 19 insurance carriers

Affiliated Hospitals

Hospital Quality
Check out the quality of care at the 3 hospitals where Dr. Rappaport has admitting privileges.

Dr. Rappaport's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rappaport to family and friends
3.8
based on 16 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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 Reviews (4)
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.
Have you seen Dr. James Rappaport, MD?
Are you Dr. Rappaport?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Compare Dr. Rappaport

Compare this Doctor
View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.
View all 10 matches
}

Dr. Rappaport says...

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.

Dr. Rappaport's 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.

Dr. Rappaport says...

I continue to learn the newest techniques in spine and implement them within my practice.  I lecture and teach othe physicians as well as maintain a full time practice. I specialize in all spine and neuro-spine conditions.  Our office was a study site for the Kineflex artificial disc replacement study, and I continue today to perform artificial disc replacements.

Dr. Rappaport says...

I continue to learn the newest techniques in spine and implement them within my practice. I lecture and teach othe physicians as well as maintain a full time practice. I specialize in all spine and neuro-spine conditions. Our office was a study site for the Kineflex artificial disc replacement study, and I continue today to perform artificial disc replacements. I perform minimally invasive spine surgery as well as major spine surgery like lumbar fusion.

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 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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    What is a recognized doctor
  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Rappaport has no media or publications listed.

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Nevada.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What are board actions

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Rappaport's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Orthopedic Surgery

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

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California San Francisco

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California San Francisco

    Completed in 1986

  • Fellowship Hospital
    London Clin

    Completed in 1988

    St Lukes/Baylor

    Completed in 1987

  • Undergraduate School
    Stanford University

    Graduated in 1976

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

Dr. Rappaport does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Rappaport and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your free profile.

Specialties

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

Procedures Performed

  • 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