Dr. James R. Rappaport, MD, Reno, NV, 89509

Sierra Regional Spine Institute is dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient care in the most efficient and timely manner possible. We believe that all patients are entitled to medical care and strive to maintain appropriate and reasonable patient fees. We continually develop new patient services responding to the changes in healthcare requirements as well as the needs of the healthcare community. SRSI encourages its employees to participate and support our neighborhood activities.

Doctor Quote

High Tech Care - Old Fashioned Caring.

Type of Spine Professional

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Areas of Expertise


  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Trauma
  • Tumors
  • Whiplash


  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Lumbar
  • Discectomy
  • Epidural Steroid Injections - Lumbar
  • Exercise
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 1990, Re-certified 2000

Professional Distinctions

  • Spine Fellowship - Dr. Brodsky at Baylor University in Houston, Texas
  • Spine Surgery - Dr. John O'Brien in London, England.
  • Commander - U.S. Navy Reserve
  • U.S. Ski Team Physician

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Surgery