What patients are saying about Dr. James Pappas

Dr Pappas is great. He answers call questions and looks interested in what you have to say. My Lipogem procedure went well. The staff is friendly and cooperative. They're always in a good mood and helpful.

Mark Warren

Dr. Pappas and his entire staff at Active Sports Medicine are exemplary health care providers. They possess the knowledge, skills and attitudes that make patients feel comfortable and safe. Dr. Pappas performed two separate knee surgeries on me within one year. In each instance, he made sure that I knew all of the choices available to me and the possible outcomes with each option. As a result, I was able to make truly informed decisions about my care. He respects the patient's knowledge of their health status and he listens. In addition to Dr. Pappas, the nursing and front desk staff are welcoming and take a personal interest in you. Nurse Terri is a dynamo and engaging (and the "boss" of all!). Alycia is warm, caring and efficient. Joe in X-ray is competent and makes you feel at ease. I have recommended, and will continue to recommend, Active Sports Medicine and Dr. James Pappas to all of my friends and family who need the attention of an orthopaedic surgeon. I feel confident that anyone who is under the care of Dr. Pappas and his staff will be treated with respect by competent health care providers who deliver the highest quality patient care.

Bonnie Days

Dr Pappas, Terri, and the staff were all very helpful in my time of need. My problem was diagnosed quickly, treatment options laid out, and course of action taken in a methodical manner. Dr Pappas made sure that I understood what was happening, what would happen next, and ramifications of their actions every step of the way. The surgery, subsequent recovery and rehabilitation all went smoothly due to the close communication among the staff and Nevada Physical Therapy. I am very pleased with the entire process, and know where to go first if I ever have a joint problem again.

David Fein

Extremely pleased with my knee stem cell injection. My knee is bone on bone; however, the shot took away almost all of my discomfort. The staff and Dr Pappas are very friendly and professional and good listeners. They are a class act.


Dr. Pappas has been very patient with me!


Dr. Jim Pappas is a great doctor and helped me in a time of great need. Thank you all!

Don Tarner

Dr. Pappas is an extremely dedicated and knowledgeable physician and a kind, sincere person – hence the kindness and caring atmosphere that ??? in his office staff. I am so pleased with my progress. All my thanks to all…


This was my third knee surgery with Dr. Pappas. In all cases, professionalism, caring and dedication come to mind. From the office visits, pre-op, operation, post-op and follow-up Dr. Pappas has your best interest in mind. And like all great individuals, there is a wonderful support staff that compliments the service you receive as a whole complete package.

Ross K. Rytting

Dr. Pappas had performed three knee procedures on me. After each one, I felt 20 years younger. His staff is the very best!

G. Smith

Dr. Pappas definitely made my first surgical procedure an all round success. From my first appointment I felt confident and I knew Dr. Pappas was providing me with the straight facts regarding all of the possible scenarios & outcomes. He is a great listener and responded to my questions with easy to understand answers. I would recommend him to all of my family and friends without hesitation.

Rik Kajans