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 2018-09-25
Dr. James is highly knowledgeable and empathic. He understood my pain and provided immediate and future results for my treatment and recovery.ASI Patient 2018-09-21
Dr James is amazing gave us hope and answered all our questions in great detailASI Patient 2018-09-20
THANKSASI Patient 2018-09-18
Awesome practice. I feel one hundred percent confident with Dr. James and staff. Dr. James has performed surgery on my back twice and will be doing a third. Each time, the surgery has been completely successful eliminating my pain and returning me to an optimal quality of life. Although I am not looking forward to a third surgery, I have full confidence in Dr. James.ASI Patient 2018-09-18
Excited to feel better!ASI Patient 2018-09-11
Very informative, talks a little too fastASI Patient 2018-09-11
Thank you for seeing me as a new patient and explaining the symptoms with my back pain. I look forward to working with you to get well.ASI Patient 2018-09-07
He was extremely knowledgeable, kind, attentive, and confident. I look forward to working with him through my future treatments.ASI Patient 2018-09-06
Dr. Builds a great rapport with his patients. He was very informative and reassuring that my condition can and will be treated. His personality is very warm and comforting and I am looking forward to see what kind of progress I will make!ASI Patient 2018-09-06
Super caring and thorough. Really appreciate his efforts.ASI Patient 2018-09-06
PerfectASI Patient 2018-09-04
Dr, James was very thorough and made me feel confident in his abilities.ASI Patient 2018-09-04
Great!ASI Patient 2018-09-04
WONDERFUL. I SHOULD HAVE COME LONG AGO.ASI Patient 2018-08-31
Very knowledgeable and courteousASI Patient 2018-08-30
Wish him to be in network Im sad I cant afford to have a surgery with himASI Patient 2018-08-30
Thank you for everything, Dr. James! You are my lifesaver - I am beyond grateful!ASI Patient 2018-08-30
Great visit. Worth the trip to see Dr. James. Very knowledgeable and thorough examination.ASI Patient 2018-08-28
Dr. James is very knowledgable with many years of experience. I feel confident in his capabilities.ASI Patient 2018-08-28
After being sick with nerve/neck/occipital pain for so many years, i finally feel like I have hope! Dr. James really took the time to get to the bottom of my problem and disease and is steering me in the right direction with an amazing follow up plan of action. I am leaving here VERY hopeful!!ASI Patient 2018-08-28
Excellent treatment! IASI Patient 2018-08-28
Thank you for your compassion and optimism.ASI Patient 2018-08-24
Very helpful in explaining my problem and the procedure to fix itASI Patient 2018-08-24
Excellent visit, very well explained, great staffASI Patient 2018-08-24