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.
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.
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.
Patient ReviewsASI Patient 2019-04-19
Dr. James is so great! Very thorough and kind.ASI Patient 2019-04-18
Very thoroughASI Patient 2019-04-18
GoodASI Patient 2019-04-18
Very good experience and very knowledgeable! Glad I found him.ASI Patient 2019-04-16
Great experienceASI Patient 2019-04-16
Great serviceASI Patient 2019-04-09
Amazing doctor, amazing staff. Thank youASI Patient 2019-04-05
ThanksASI Patient 2019-04-04
Very informative.ASI Patient 2019-04-02
Dr James was extremely thorough and worked with me in full detail. Immediate communication was done with an infectious disease doctor while we waited to expedite the care and start treatmentASI Patient 2019-04-02
Thank you so muchASI Patient 2019-03-29
Dr. James was great and very thorough.ASI Patient 2019-03-29
Wonderful experienceASI Patient 2019-03-29
Wonderful experienceASI Patient 2019-03-29
Dr. James is very thorough and provides comprehensive information.ASI Patient 2019-03-29
Dr. Plas was excellent and very informative!ASI Patient 2019-03-28
Dr. James explained everything to me in great detail plus it is the most thorough exam I think I've ever had. He took his time also and was in no rush. He gave me lots of time to ask questions.ASI Patient 2019-03-28
Maybe make the game plan for patients a little bit clearer, I kinda felt like it was just thrown on me with no clear understanding of order.ASI Patient 2019-03-26
Doctor and staff were very attentive, answered all my questions, and spent proper amount of time with me. I was very happy with my first visit.ASI Patient 2019-03-26
Very informative and cared about my well beingASI Patient 2019-03-26
Great staff! Was seen within 10minutes of schedule appointment time. Doctor was great.ASI Patient 2019-03-26
Dr. James is an expert - thorough, kind, genius ....ASI Patient 2019-03-22
Dr. Plas was outstanding. He was professional, caring, and a true expert in the field. I am so glad I found his practice and am in good hands like Allstate.ASI Patient 2019-03-22
Keep up good serviceASI Patient 2019-03-21
The best dr in the world!,