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


From 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

3004 Patient Ratings
1777 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


Dr.James was able to find the root cause of my pain that I have been plagued with for 15 years. I have seen several doctors in the past and no one has ever taken the time to find the root cause. Dr. James found it in less than 2 hours and is optimistic about a relief plan.


He is the best doctor that i have found i might have to drive to see him but if he can fix me then i am good


Thank you for taking such care with my whole family


Dr. James took the time to answer all of my questions along with providing the next steps to getting me better.


He does a great job of explaining the issue and why you feel the pain you maybe experiencing.


Great first visit looking forward to the next


Dr. James is friendly and knowledgable. I was in the office and seen quickly in the same day.


Dr. James and his staff are very personable and made me feel great about a very difficult about resolving my back pain.


Awesome and amazing!!!




Excellent visit with staff and Dr.James great job and keep up the good work highly recommend.


Dr. James was very determined to find out what my problem was. He quickly ordered tests to see more images of my back and was very thorough in his explanations. The staff who works for Dr. James is very friendly and helpful. Great experience!





Great service


Amazing staff and Dr. James was wonderful! He explained everything to me and answered my questions without hesitation. A plan is in the works to heal!!! Thank you...DR. James!!


Great doctor!!




Dr james was clear with the explanations for my condition and answered my questions rather efficiently


Excellent visit. Dr. James really helped me to understand the problem and the path forward. I finally feel as if a doctor was paying attention to me. I am encouraged and hopeful for a full recovery. Thank you Dr. James!


Very thorough - finally seems like someone is willing to help me!


Dr. James and his entire staff are wonderful!!


Great experience, great staff!


Very thorough and very professional. Has a genuine care for you as the patient.


Great service, very knowledgeable

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