Dr. James Schuster, MD

Dr. James Schuster, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 54
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Dr. James Schuster, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in neurosurgery.

3737 Market St

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Schuster's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cranial Trauma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schuster treats Cranial Trauma more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Schuster treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schuster treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Schuster treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schuster treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Schuster treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Schuster's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Schuster, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1993
Duke University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1993

Awards

Dr. Schuster's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schuster

3.3

Based on 22 reviews

5 Stars
54.54545454545455%
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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(9)

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Please do not use this doctor. He was horrible. Did not show his face before or after survery, just his "team". He just kept ordering more and more pain medication. Team almost gave wrong medication, this was caught thankfully by my father. When the surgery failed he was completely unavailable....Read More
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Skillful spinal fusion operation October 2011. Still pain free after 5 years. Liked dr.'s post operative advice that no brace or walker was necessary. Made me feel that I wasn't an invalid post op. Advice to walk as much as possible to build bone was good.
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Coventry Health Care
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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