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

2424 Patient Ratings
1417 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

2018-04-20

Talk a little to fast but great doctor .

2018-04-19

Love Dr. James!!! Very thorough explaining my situation. Very very caring and I feel very confident having Dr. James as my surgeon.

2018-04-17

Very knowledgeable and kind. Scheduling an MRI for more answers. I appreciate that Dr. James wants to help with my quality of life.

2018-04-17

Great experience!

2018-04-17

Very thorough and he explains everything to you.

2018-04-13

Service was nice get smiling faces

2018-04-13

Very very great doctor

2018-04-12

Love Dr. James!

2018-04-12

Great experience for the first visit.

2018-04-10

Dr James is a wonderful Dr I would refer him to anyone

2018-04-10

He provided a very detailed explanation for my back pain.

2018-04-10

Love Dr. James. Explained everything in layman terms.

2018-04-03

Dr JAMES performed surgery for me in 2006 & relieved pain I had suffered with for a very long time I returned to him from another state because of surgery I had surgery by another dr that did not go well Dr JAMES listened and evulavated with further test more than willing to. Find the problem and work toward a resolutation I will never see another spinal dr other than him, He is amazing

2018-04-03

Thank you for taking some much time with us.

2018-04-03

Dr. James did an outstanding job for my first visit. I really appreciate how he made me feel comfortable during the visit. I am looking forward to my next visit with him.

2018-03-30

Excellent experience & happy we came for consultation!

2018-03-29

High rate of speech..:-) Professional and good

2018-03-29

Love you guys!

2018-03-29

He was very well versed and informative.

2018-03-27

Thank you!

2018-03-27

Wonderful wonderful experience.

2018-03-23

Awesome!

2018-03-23

Wonderful doctor! Very kind and takes the time to listen to you and find what's wrong

2018-03-23

Great

2018-03-22

Extremely thorough exam. Very determined to find and solve cause of my pain.


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