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

2235 Patient Ratings
1305 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

2017-12-12

Very welcoming staff. Doctor was great

2017-12-12

Outstanding staff and the professionalism and knowledge dr. James has is outstanding....

2017-12-07

Great office staff, caring and friendly, Dr.James was great would recommend him to all of my family and friends.

2017-12-07

The best doctor i have ever been to in my life. Dr Plas is a very good doctor, very polite, kind, and a high professional that cares about his patients. Thank you doctor James Plas.

2017-12-05

Very informative, extremely nice, best experience we have ever had. 100% satisfied.

2017-12-05

Excellent, friendly staff. Dr. James did a thorough evaluation and I really appreciated him educating me on the entire spine and walking me through my x-ray results.

2017-11-30

Thank you so much for the help and education regarding my condition. I appreciate the amount of time you took to make me comfortable regarding the surgery process.

2017-11-28

Great service and friendly staff.

2017-11-28

Great doctor!

2017-11-28

Dr. James was very professional, very informative, and explained my condition in detail, as well as the best plan for treatment. I highly recommend him to patients suffering from back pain

2017-11-28

very thorough:)

2017-11-21

Dr. James takes the time to explain, in detail, the causes of your pain. I appreciate the personal and caring touch he has. I didn't feel rushed during the examination, which makes me trust the information given.

2017-11-21

Very pleased

2017-11-21

Great job!

2017-11-21

Very thorough exam. Feel we understand my problem and the procedure to fix the problem.

2017-11-16

Thank you

2017-11-14

Very thorough

2017-11-14

Outstanding

2017-11-14

Appreciate you

2017-11-10

I was very impressed Dr. James' knowledge and bedside manner. He has helped significantly with an injury multiple other doctors struggled to diagnose and treat.

2017-11-10

Thank you for the fast appointment and the feeling that things will get better

2017-11-10

Wonderful experience. Feel like I am finally going to get some pain relief! Improvement on the way! Thank you to Dr. James & staff!

2017-11-07

I was very impressed with my visit. Everyone was extremely professional.

2017-11-07

Very throughout

2017-11-07

New patient looking forward to feeling better soon..


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