Dr. James Schwender, MD

Dr. James Schwender, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
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Dr. James Schwender, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Minneapolis, MN and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Med Univ in 1993 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.

913 E 26th St Ste 600

Minneapolis, MN 55404

Contact Information

(612) 775-6200

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Schwender performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 96% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Schwender's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

39  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Limb Cramp
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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10  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

3.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schwender to family and friends
21 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Schwender's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Patient Comments (4)

Had one surgery. Something went wrong and had to have another one to fix it. Took about week to get me back in while I was in a lot of nerve pain. So two surgerys and still have same symptoms I came in for.
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Dr. Schwender was a very good communicator. He answered all of my questions and provided me with explanations, pros and cons of several treatment options. He did not press for a particular treatment option simply provided me the options and asked for my opinion on which I felt was best for me.
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Dr.schwender was highly recommended to me and I am extremely pleased with him as a kind and knowledgeable physician and surgeon. I am very glad I decided on surgery for my stenosis and am positive that I made the right decision and chose the perfect Dr to to perform it! I very highly recommend...more
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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....more
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