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

2680 Patient Ratings
1580 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

2018-11-16

Awesome service

2018-11-15

I left feeling blessed and so comfortable with Dr. James handling my ortho needs. He located reasons for other pain that had not been diagnosed before. Great office and care!!!

2018-11-13

Great service and attention to details.

2018-11-13

It's awesome here friendly environment great job

2018-11-13

Dr. James was amazing great personality

2018-11-13

Dr. James has done more for me in my first visit than the last 3 doctors i have sought out for my recurring neck and back pain. Does an excellent job examining patient and gives very thorough explanations. Staff is friendly and does good job setting up follow up testing and appointments for you.

2018-11-13

Outstanding service

2018-11-08

Very personable and thorough.

2018-11-08

Great service!

2018-11-08

Wonderful first visit

2018-11-06

Dr james is very thorough and explains the diagnosis patiently. Dr james is very knowledgeable and take all efforts to explain you the things in detail. So far have loved the interactions and looking forward to get well soon with Dr James guidance.Only one problem I faced was in terms of strong accent which made it difficult for me to understand Dr James sometimes as i am not a native English speaker 🙂

2018-11-06

Thank you

2018-11-06

Awesome service!

2018-11-02

Great doctor

2018-11-01

The appointment was very helpful. We learned so much! Thank you!

2018-11-01

The Best

2018-11-01

Good

2018-10-30

Thank you

2018-10-30

Very knowledgeable and thorough

2018-10-30

Very knowledgeable, thorough and caring!

2018-10-26

Great job!

2018-10-26

Dr. James was very thorough and thoughtful. He knew I was sore from a car wreck and made sure I was comfortable during testing. He made sure he answered all my questions and had a wonderful staff.

2018-10-25

Excellent

2018-10-23

I looked Dr. Plas up online and made an appointment. He is wonderful and actually examined me properly. He was wonderful and gentle and LISTENED! I am impressed and know he will get me better!!! 🙂

2018-10-23

Awesome services, everything was explained in details for my understanding.


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