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

2795 Patient Ratings
1647 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

2019-02-15

Great Bedside Manner. THank you

2019-02-15

Thank you for everything!!

2019-02-14

Best of the best

2019-02-12

A friend recommended Dr. James to me and now I see why. Very professional and knowledgable, he communicated all the info to me in terms I could understand.

2019-02-12

Great Doctor!

2019-02-12

Very clear explanation of the issue.

2019-02-12

Very informative and helpful.

2019-02-08

Everything was great!

2019-02-05

Thank You

2019-02-05

He is awesome. So kind and caring.

2019-02-01

Dr. James does a great job

2019-02-01

Doctor James is the best, very passionate.

2019-01-29

Absolutely the best doctor appointment I have ever had! Wonderful service! Everything was excellent!

2019-01-29

DR. James was very clear and knowledgeable about patient needs and concern.

2019-01-29

Amazing!

2019-01-25

Thank you!

2019-01-25

He was very thorough and explained everything so i could understand

2019-01-22

Great job very informational

2019-01-22

Very informative

2019-01-18

Great service, knowledgable staff and doctor!

2019-01-17

There is no other ortho spine surgeon that I would trust enough to take care of me, my family and friends. Dr. James and his entire staff are always so helpful. Even in the hardest days of pain, they are a ray of light!

2019-01-17

Went to so many docs and i finally found asi!! Thank you so much for the help

2019-01-15

Nice job!

2019-01-15

Very informative. Welcoming I

2019-01-15

Dr James was very thorough and provided very good insight to my condition. Testing and follow up is only two weeks out....Thanks!!


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