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

2022 Patient Ratings
1181 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

2017-06-22

Dr. Was very helpful and nice.

2017-06-22

Excellent service, very helpful. Thorough examinations.

2017-06-16

He was amazing and so helpful

2017-06-16

Hands down, the best team I've ever been too. Dr. James is amazing . Received 2nd opinion from him, he found the issues causing my back pain, which i felt had to be in my head. I highly recommend him and his team. Outstanding

2017-06-15

Dr. James was very informative and took time to explain my problem.

2017-06-15

VERY INFORMATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL

2017-06-15

Very thorough and detailed explanation.

2017-06-13

THANKS FOR THOROUGHLY EXAMINING ME AND BEING CONCERN

2017-06-13

So happy To be working with Dr. James. Very caring and spent time explaining everything.

2017-06-09

Dr. Plas is the best of the best

2017-06-09

Always the best

2017-06-09

Excellent

2017-06-08

Great 1st visit. Thanks Dr. James

2017-06-08

Dr. James is a master of his craft!

2017-06-08

GREAT FIRST VISIT. VERY THOROUGH.

2017-06-06

Very good dr. Visit

2017-06-06

I TRUST DR. JAMES WITH MY HEALTH

2017-06-06

He's was great, answer all my questions.

2017-06-06

Had a thorough first visit with Dr. James. Very helpful and feel like we are going to find answers.

2017-06-02

Thank you for always being so accurate and caring! The best.

2017-06-02

Great service

2017-06-02

Great job!!

2017-06-01

Office staff very friendly. Doctor was knowledgeable and friendly. Explained everything thoroughly. Had a great first visit.

2017-06-01

Dr. James and his staff provide impeccable, professional medical services.

2017-05-30

Staff was very friendly and Dr Plas James was very personable


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