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Dr. James Schuster, MD

Neurosurgery*
3.4 (23)
Map Pin Small Philadelphia, PA
Accepting new patients
31 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. James Schuster, MD

Dr. James Schuster, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Philadelphia, PA. They specialize in Neurosurgery, has 31 years of experience, and is board certified in Neurosurgery. They graduated from Duke University and is affiliated with Chester County Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Hunterdon Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Schuster an average 3.4 star rating.

Dr. Schuster works at Practice in Philadelphia, PA with other offices in West Chester, PA. They frequently treat conditions like Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve) and Cervical Stenosis along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Schuster's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Penn Internal Medicine University City
    3737 Market St Fl 8, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (215) 662-3487
  2. 2
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    3400 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (215) 662-3487
  3. 3
    Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
    51 N 39th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (215) 662-9198
  4. 4
    Office
    210 Willowbrook Ln, West Chester, PA 19382 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (800) 789-7366

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Chester County Hospital
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Hunterdon Medical Center

Experience & Treatment Frequency

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Cervical Stenosis
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)

Treatment frequency



Many providers have expertise treating multiple conditions or procedures. FindCare uses a variety of data sources to determine which conditions or procedures a provider treats and their level of experience.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Cervical Stenosis
Spinal Stenosis
Back Pain
Bone Cancer
Broken Neck
Cerebral Edema
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Cranial Trauma
Degenerative Disc Disease
Herniated Disc
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Myelopathy
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Osteosarcoma
Radiculopathy
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Stenosis with Neurogenic Claudication
Spine Deformities
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain Surgery
Herniated Disc Surgery
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Spinal Fusion
Acoustic Neuroma
Aneurysm
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Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Brain Abscess
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Cancer of Cerebral Meninges
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
Chiari Malformation Type 1
Chiari's Deformity
Chordoma
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Complete Spinal Cord Injury
Compressed Spinal Cord
Dural Tear
Epilepsy
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Hydrocephalus
Hypothalamus Cancer
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Meningiomas
Myelomalacia
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neurogenic Bowel
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Obstructive Hydrocephalus
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pineal Region Tumors
Polyneuropathy
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Post-Traumatic Coma
Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Rasmussen's Syndrome
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spina Bifida
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Stroke
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Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Syringomyelia
Tethered Cord Syndrome
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thoracic Stenosis
Torticollis
Traumatic Cerebral Edema
Upper Back Pain
Vertebral Column Tumors
Whiplash
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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Neuroplasty
Peripheral Nerve Block
Puncture Aspiration
Skull Base Surgery
Somatic Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spine Fracture Treatment
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
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    3.4
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    Based on 23 ratings
    Patient Ratings (23)
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    About Dr. James Schuster, MD

    Specialties*
    • Neurosurgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 31 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1932136868
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • Duke University
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Neurosurgery
    Board Certifications
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. James Schuster, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Schuster is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Schuster has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Schuster has seen patients for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve) and Cervical Stenosis, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Schuster on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    23 patients have reviewed Dr. Schuster. The overall rating for this provider is 3.4. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Schuster.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Schuster, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Schuster appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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