Dr. James Schwender, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
(17)
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Dr. James Schwender, MD
Dr. James Schwender, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Minneapolis, MN. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Schwender is affiliated with Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital and Fairview Ridges Hospital.

913 E 26th St Ste 600

Minneapolis, MN 55404

Contact Information

(612) 775-6200

Dr. James Schwender, MD

Dr. James Schwender, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Schwender's Experience

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Dr. Schwender'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 sanctions found
  • No board actions found
2

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
29

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
7

Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

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

  • SUNY Upstate Med Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Twin Cities Spine Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schwender has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schwender's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schwender to family and friends
3.3
based on 17 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Schwender's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Mentor, MN |
I appreciate the fact that surgery wasn't his only option for me. He doesnt push surgery so i went the phys. Therapy route at first. Unfortunately my situation progressed rapidly and a year later I returned for a second consult. We scheduled surgery to fusethe L5 and S1 and insert a titanium disc. The surgery only took 70 minutes and both he and Dr Titus reported positive results. The entire experience has been wonderful. Abbot NW is a superb hospital. It's been a week and I'm doing great!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Schwender accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
    Blue Cross Accord
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Schwender has admitting privileges

Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital
6500 Excelsior Blvd
Saint Louis Park, MN 55426
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Fairview Ridges Hospital
201 E Nicollet Blvd
Burnsville, MN 55337
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