Dr. James Wilberger, MD

Dr. James Wilberger, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
Dr. James Wilberger, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in neurosurgery.

420 E North Ave Ste 302E

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Contact Information

(412) 359-6200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UPMC

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Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
more than 80% of peers
Brain Disorders
more than 76% of peers
more than 67% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

36  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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9  Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Richmond
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • University Med Cntr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Children S Hospital Of Pittsburgh
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Montefiore Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Presbyterian University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Health Center Of Pittsburgh
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Veterans Administration Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wilberger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. James Wilberger, MD
He is mean, condecending,. Sarcastic and just plain rude. I will never see him again and would not recommend him to anyone, ever.
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Sandi in Canonsburg, PA – Aug 17, 2017
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Dr Wilberger staff totally negligent in care of patients that have had surgery. Husband had surgery in 2015 and did not really get relief. He referred to pain mgmt. She was not able to relieve discomfort. In January 2017, we tried to contact Dr. Wilberger. Left 2 messages and no return call....Read More
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Walter Szedny in Aliquippa, PA – May 23, 2017
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it was one of the worst experiences I have had with a doctor, I explained to him that I was tired of being passed around from doctor to doctor and that I just wanted my pain to be gone, I wanted surgery. he said he could do it but wouldn't, he would however send me to another doctor, I explained...Read More
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Twinsburg, OH – May 12, 2016
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