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

2714 Patient Ratings
1606 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

2018-12-11

Outstanding!

2018-12-11

Dr. James is thorough and comprehensive in his explanations of diagnoses and recommended treatments

2018-12-11

Wonderfully kind and knowledgeable doctor.

2018-12-11

Both the staff and Dr. Plas were very professional and informative regarding my lower back concerns. I left the office well informed and certainly appreciate the welcoming staff.

2018-12-11

Awsome

2018-12-11

The Best.

2018-12-06

5 stars

2018-12-06

Thanks Dr James!

2018-12-06

Thank you. Very impressed with his evaluation.

2018-12-04

Thanks for the professionalism, courtesy and concern for my health.

2018-12-04

Thanks

2018-12-04

Everyone is great here!

2018-12-04

Dr. Plas James was very, very through. No doctor that I've had in my entire life has ever explained what's going on with my body. He explained all options for my injury with the Pros and Cons. Praise God for blessing Dr. James with the knowledge in his profession and the compassion that he has for his patients.

2018-12-04

Dr. James is thorough and he knows what he's talking about. I feel safe in his care.

2018-11-30

Wonderful and informative appointment. He made me feel very comfortable with having surgery and the results to expect. Staff was very courteous and caring.

2018-11-30

MY GOODNESS; DR JAMES KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE IS SUPERB. HIS KINDNESS AND THE WAY HE EXPLAINS YOUR ISSUE AND SOLUTION. I FEEL SO MUCH RELIEF ON KNOWING THAT I AM GOING TO BE CURED!! I!

2018-11-30

VERY DETAILED.TOOK THE TIME TO EXPLAIN EVERYTHING.

2018-11-30

Outstanding

2018-11-30

Thanks for your time. Great bedside manner, honest.

2018-11-29

Was quick, very thorough and polite. Feel very comfortable coming here.

2018-11-29

Dr. James did my vertebral fusion 10 years ago with stellar results all these years. So when I recently felt some discomfort after lifting something very heavy I did not consider seeing anyone else to take a look at me.

2018-11-27

Took the time to evaluate before diagnosing. He listened to my description of pain. Great visit.

2018-11-27

He is great

2018-11-27

Most knowledgable doctor I have met so far in Atlanta. The breakdown of my back condition was detailed and sensible. Highly recommend Dr. Plan for any spinal or back issues.

2018-11-20

Amazing doctor


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