Dr. James Tiesi, MD

Dr. James Tiesi, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
57 y/o
37 reviews

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Dr. James Tiesi, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Bradenton, FL. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Tiesi is affiliated with Blake Medical Center and Manatee Memorial Hospital....See Less

Neuro-Spinal Associates

200 3rd Ave W Ste 200

Bradenton, FL 34205
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • HAP Insurance
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medico

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Care Philosophy

NeuroSpinal Associates has been providing quality care to our community for over 15 years. Drs. Philip Tally, Michael King, and James Tiesi are a group of highly trained and skilled neurosurgeons dedicated to providing you with the latest, most comprehensive neurosurgical care available. NeuroSpinal Associates specializes in the treatment of stroke, aneurysm, back and neck care and surgery for cerebral vascular accident.
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Dr. Tiesi's Experience

Dr. Tiesi's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • 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
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Vertebroplasty

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • University of Illinois
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Illinois-Cook County Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Illinois-Michael Reese Hospital-Cook County Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tiesi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tiesi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tiesi to family and friends
based on 37 total surveys (8 with reviews)
Dr. Tiesi's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (8)
in Bradenton, FL |
Dr Tiesi shows great concern for his patience. I highly recommend him
in Sarasota, FL |
Dr. Was knowledgeable, compassionate, no nonsense. Office staff was the worst. Would not schedule an appointment until my insurance company called while I was on the phone. Had to do my job and hers too. Was o.k. office visit once I got past the lady that scheduled appointment.
I'm glad you were happy with your consultation, sir. In defense of my office staff it is becoming increasingly onerous these days to obtain approval from insurance companies for office visits, tests and surgeries. The phone calls, paperwork and red-tape have become ridiculous and it is frustrating to both patients and staff. My apologies for any inconvenience it caused you. Dr.T
in Lakewood Ranch,!Fl |
He is an arrogant jerk and I would not let him operate on my dog. Pompous, know it all who does not listen to his patient because he has already decided the patient is scamming. Even when presented with reputable MRI, he says that the Radiologist is in kahoots with the attorneys. Worse doctor I have ever seen and would not recommend even as a veterinarian. I recommend that you find another practice; one that actually has malpractice insurance, as this one needs it but doesn't have it.
Mr M. I am, truthfully, quite intelligent and extensively educated and highly trained in my specialty. If that came off as pomposity to you I apologize. I'm sorry you were unhappy with my recommendation for non-surgical treatment of your pain. Best of luck with your rehab and law suit. And my best to your dog as well. Dr. T
in Bradenton, FL |
He prejudges people and acts like they are out to milk the system with fake back ailments. Even criticized MRI specialists saying that they are working for the lawyers, and that their MRI reviews are slanted for the lawyers. Very opinionated in a negative way on his diagnosis, and also very opinionated in a negative way toward me and my symptoms. I did not like him or his attitude.
Please see the above reply as this patient felt it necessary to leave two comments on the same day, one under his name and the other using only his initials. Hmmm. Dr. T
in Bradenton, FL |
He was ridiculous. He claimed he did not have any of my records; which was not true. He started our session by asking me why I was there. He appeared totally unprepared and at the end of the sesssion asked if i would go downstairs and bring him the results of my MRI which he earlier claimed that I had not had This whole session was a mitigated disaster and I wish there was a way that I could report him to authorities. My session with him provided me with zero information.
I'm sorry you were unhappy with your consultation Mr. K. and my recommendation for non-surgical, conservative treatment of your condition. My records indicate that your diagnosis was discussed with you and your wife, and I explained symptoms to watch out for in the future which might indicate worsening of the condition. The missing MRI was something I had no control over and never was produced by the referring physician. Again, my apologies and best wishes.
in Sun City Center, Florida |
Very knowledgeable and professional. Explained my condition in a way I could understand. Answered all my questions. Surgery was a success. Thank you Dr Tiesi!! After surgery, Dr Tiesi was available and focused on my complete recovery.
Thank you for your kind words Mr. G. I'm happy all went well! Dr. T
in Bradenton fl |
Dr. Tiesi Spent 5 min with me. Did not explain anything on my Mri. Gave me zero options to fix the discomfort I'm having. I would definitely not recommend this doctor.
I'm sorry you were unhappy with your consultation Miss C. Going over my records I see we discussed conservative treatment for your non-surgical condition, including physical therapy and pain management, both of which you refused as you wished to treat your pain on your own. I'm not certain what more I could have done. Dr. T
Bradenton, FL |
Dr. Tiesi's direct approach, skill as a surgeon, easing any nervousness, professionalism
Your kind words are appreciated. Thank you from me and my staff! Dr. T
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Dr. Tiesi accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • Health Net
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Select HMO
    Tampa Bay CoreNet
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medico
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • Priority Health
  • Simplifi
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Tiesi has admitting privileges

Blake Medical Center
2020 59th St W
Bradenton, FL 34209
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Manatee Memorial Hospital
206 2nd St E
Bradenton, FL 34208
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