Dr. James Vahey, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
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Dr. James Vahey, MD
After completing medical school with honors at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and receiving extensive training in general and orthopaedic surgery, I began a fellowship in microsurgery and hand/upper extremity surgery at the Indiana Hand Center. I then relocated to Las Vegas, where I am a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and a founder of the Hand Center of Nevada. A proud member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, I have also been awarded a Certificate of Added Qualification. I consider myself an author, lecturer, and teacher, and I have dedicated my career to providing outstanding, personalized patient care.

Hand Center of Nevada

8585 S Eastern Ave Ste 100

Las Vegas, NV 89123

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Dr. James Vahey, MD

Dr. James Vahey, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Vahey's Experience

Dr. Vahey'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 Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

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.


    Medical School | Graduated 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vahey has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vahey's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vahey to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Vahey'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 Comments (7)
in Las Vegas, NV |
I highly recommend Dr.Vahey and his office. His staff and assistants are very friendly, helpful and competent. I had an insurance problem and they worked on it right away. Occupational therapy is located in his office everyone is very friendly, competent and it is very convenient for your follow up doctor appointments.
in Las Vegas, NV |
Exceptional in every respect my highest recommendation should you need hand surgery. The very best.
in Las Vegas, NV |
The doctor and his staff were great. Very friendly and professional. I felt I was in good hands the entire time. I recommend Dr. Vahey and his staff for anyone needing hand surgery. Him and his staff seem to really care about their patients which is hard to find.
in Henderson, NV |
Dr. Vahey is amazing! His bedside manner is wonderful. I have had 2 hand surgeries back to back and he did an awesome job. He doesn't rush in to telling you to have surgery but takes the time and the steps to rule out the possibility of making you better with surgery being the final step. His office staff is absolutely wonderful. Most of them have been with him for many many years which says a lot. His assistant Magaly (sp), Cynthia at the front, Jesse, the PT all really care about you.
Las Vegas, NV |
I am a physician who uses my hands for my livelihood. I have had the need to have two operations , for unrelated conditions, on my hands in the last 6 years and each time I have turned to Dr. James Vahey to perform the surgery. He is a superb clinician, physician, and surgeon. His knowledge and skills are excellent and I am very grateful to be the recipient of his compassionate treatment. My operations and recoveries were excellent. I highly and without reservation recommend Dr. James Vahey.
in Las Vegas, NV |
Dr. Vahey is thorough in his examinations. He is also understanding and helpful when explaining what needs to be done to improve.
in Bullhead City, AZ |
Very professional and personable and polite. Dr. Vahey's nurse Magully is so polite, caring and understanding.
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Dr. Vahey accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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