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 25 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in neurosurgery.

3737 Market St

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Contact Information

(215) 662-3487

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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Top Care Areas

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Broken Neck
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 98% of peers
Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
more than 97% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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16  Procedures

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schuster has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schuster's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schuster

3.3

Based on 22 reviews

5 Stars
54.54545454545455%
(12)
4 Stars
4.545454545454546%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
40.90909090909091%
(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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Lansdale, PA – Sep 02, 2017
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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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Joan Husband in Wildwood Crest NJ – Jul 15, 2016
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