Dr. Plas T. James

Dr. Plas T. James

Dr. Plas T. James

Spine Surgeon

Dr. Plas James specializes in the treatment of all spinal conditions including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease. If you have back pain or neck pain, numbness in your fingers, arms or legs, Dr. James can help you to determine the best course of action to get back to a pain free life.

About Plas James, MD

dr_plas_t_jamesFrom the very beginning Dr. Plas T. James has had a passion for science and healing.  The Louisiana native completed his undergraduate studies in 1982, graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in Chemistry from Xavier University.  He earned his medical degree in 1986 from the prestigious Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.  Dr. James’ general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency were completed at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1991.  His advanced spine surgery education was obtained through a combined neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine fellowship program at Harvard Medical School, completed in 1992.  Dr. James continues researching and studying the latest techniques in spine care and surgery at noted institutions nationally and internationally.

A published researcher in the field of orthopaedics and spine care, Plas T. James, MD has served as orthopaedic faculty at Baylor College of Medicine Spine Fellowship Teaching Program.  He was a guest lecturer at Harvard Medical School on “Lumbar Spine Trauma” and discussed “Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy” before the Atlanta Bar Association.

Dr. James is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Board of Spine Surgery.  From 1995 to 1997, he served as Chief of Orthopaedics at West Paces Medical Center.  His hospital affiliations in the Atlanta area include: Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta Medical Center and Southern Regional Hospital.

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

Dr. Plas T. James

2340 Patient Ratings
1372 Patient Comments


Dr. James, one of the top spine surgeons in Atlanta, maintains a rigorous schedule outside of his practice.  His interest in sports medicine inspired him to become involved with treating professional and high caliber amateur athletes.  Dr. James served as Team Physician and Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon for the National Hockey League – Atlanta Thrashers. He also served as Team Physician and Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon for the National Football League – Atlanta Falcons 2004-2011 (see below). Dr. James continues to serve as the Orthopaedic Spine Consult for the Atlanta Falcons.

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    On the sidelines with the Atlanta Falcons

Dr. James also served as a team physician for the 2000 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships.  Other experience as a team physician includes the Georgia Games Amateur Boxing, the USA Boxing Association and the Holyfield-Frazier boxing event.

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    Heading on to the field

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Patient Reviews

2018-02-23

Appt was good.Dr.james is excellent check my problem from head to toes.very respectful of the point right away

2018-02-23

Dr. Plas's was very warm and full of knowledge. I found his service to be much more informative than the service I received at the Emory spine doctor that I visited. I am glad I came to this office and I finally feel I will get a solution to my problem. The staff is also very friendly.

2018-02-23

Dr James was very informative and this is mean a lot to me and spent time to explain to me my problem

2018-02-22

Wonderful! After years of being told that this pain is my "forever", Dr. James has provided me with the glimpse of hope that I needed. THANK YOU!!

2018-02-22

Dr. James is very professional and knowledgeable about the spine. Very pleasant Dr. who takes the time to explain your situation in full detail. He gives a thorough examination. I was very pleased with Dr. James and would highly recommend him.

2018-02-22

Thank you so much for your help.

2018-02-22

Dr. James is very friendly and caring. He explained everything and covered all my concerns! He also set up a follow up appointment right away to pin point the issues. The staff office staff is also very friendly and very quick to respond.

2018-02-20

Dr. James is thorough and caring. He speaks very quickly but is a wealth of information and takes time to explain your condition. Very pleased with visit.

2018-02-16

Good first visit. Good experience

2018-02-15

Thanks to the staff for getting me into the office sooner. My experience was very positive and the Dr. Jame was very informative.

2018-02-15

Love this doctor and his staff! Very knowledgeable and wonderful concerned manner about him.

2018-02-15

Thank you for being so thorough and respectful to a new patient! I appreciate your kindness!

2018-02-13

Good start hopefully we can get me back to 100%.

2018-02-09

I am so grateful i came for a second opinion he is the greatest and nicest doctor that i have met he does not mind touching you i came from Alabama no regrets!!!!!!!!

2018-02-08

Dr James was extremely thorough and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend.

2018-02-08

Wonderful Dr and staff!! Appreciate the efficiency, the friendliness and the care!

2018-02-08

Great Doctor...moved quickly on my emergency. Would recommend to anyone.

2018-02-08

Great conversation with Dr James Nurse looks to be in the hurry

2018-02-08

Great job

2018-02-06

He did a great job, was very thorough and listened well to my symptoms!

2018-02-06

Great service and very informative

2018-02-06

Every one here made me feel so comfortable and were very perfesssional

2018-02-02

Great experience took his time to explain my problem

2018-02-02

Amazing Doctor, very informative and friendly!

2018-02-01

So glade i came to Dr.James.


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