Dr. James Schwender, MD

Dr. James Schwender, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
(18)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Schwender, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Minneapolis, MN. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 25 years.

913 E 26th St Ste 600

Minneapolis, MN 55404

Contact Information

(612) 775-6200

Insurance Accepted

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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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

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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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Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Trigger Point Injection

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

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

Dr. Schwender's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schwender to family and friends
3.2
based on 18 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Schwender's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 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....more
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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

Abbott Northwestern Hospital
800 E 28th St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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Fairview Lakes Medical Center
5200 Fairview Blvd
Wyoming, MN 55092
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University of Minnesota Medical Center - West Bank
2312 S 6th St
Minneapolis, MN 55454
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