Dr. James Jolley, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 50

Dr. Jolley
Accepting new patients

Southeastern Spine, Brain and Joint

281 N Lyerly St Ste 300 Chattanooga, TN 37404

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(423) 693-2175

Dr. James Jolley, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Jolley has more experience with Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baroness Hospital and CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Jolley to book an appointment.

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Affiliated with CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga Chattanooga, a highly rated hospital.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Jolley

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Jolley treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Jolley treats other conditions, please contact the office at (423) 693-2175.

Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Jolley is experienced in the area of Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 57 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Jolley
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Spinal Fusion
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Laminoforaminotomy
Degenerative Disc Disease
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Dr. Jolley's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery

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Dr. Jolley accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Blue Network E
Network S
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MedCost
MedCost PPO
MedHealthInsurance
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
POMCO Group
Principal Life
Travelers
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wells Fargo Insurance
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Jolley's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Jolley

3.1

Based on 69 ratings

5 Stars
49.27536231884058%
(34)
4 Stars
2.898550724637681%
(2)
3 Stars
1.4492753623188406%
(1)
2 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(3)
1 Star
42.028985507246375%
(29)
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I had him install a paddle in my spine to correct some problems with the standard percutaneous leads attached to a spinal chord stimulator. He NEVER scheduled a follow-up appointment to discuss the procedure. Now, I know why ... he placed it in the wrong part of my spine, and it never worked. Now, I am having a REAL Neurosurgeon in Knoxville do a revision and it should be fine. Also ... a few weeks after the surgery, the incision opened up and was seeping blood ... I called first thing the next morning, and his PA had me come in the day after that. She looked at it, and sent me to a lab to have tests run to see if there was any infection ... she NEVER even bothered to put a band-aid on it !!! Can you spell QUACK !!!
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Bob Wingard – Apr 03, 2021
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Dr Jolley found the bone spur that caused intolerable pain. He was excellent and creative in caring for me, bcs I had an unusual diagnosis. The best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Verna Townsend – Aug 03, 2019
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Dr Jolley will only speak to his patients once they are in pre-op. I had 2 spinal surgeries , which did not correct the issue, and I saw dr Jollley 2x. I didn't research him until after surgeries. Too many unsuccessful surgeries. Go to a better doctor for your spinal issues
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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Aug 03, 2019
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I love dr. Jolley to death he done 2 surgery on my neck he fused me from c3 to c7 and done a wonderful job he had to go in and fix a problem that a doctor i seen before him messed up dr. Jolley is a awesome doctor i wont use noone else but him he took the time to explain things and took the time to listern to my question and cercern loved to see what sock he was wearing the first time i seen him i wont never forget what sock he had own my surgery was in 2012 and 2015 his staff is awesome to love them all you cant go wrong with this doc and his staff rhonda reagan
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rhonda reagan in Cleveland, TN – Jun 11, 2019
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After having severe leg pain for over 2 years, I am finally pain free! Dr Jolley was very informative re: my 2 surgeries, and his staff is the best! Dr Jolley did 2 back surgeries on me. I still have some back pain, but that is normal at 7 weeks post-op. It's great to walk again without pain!!
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Apr 12, 2019
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Dr Jay Jolley has been a great doctor! I went to see him for a second opinion after my first decided he could not wait to get me on the table with out even seeing me. Dr Jolley was great he showed me what was going on with my neck and why I need surgery so quick. I would recommend him to anyone!
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Mar 10, 2019
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After two surgeries in three years, the original pain is still untouched and all this office says is it’s a process. Neither surgery provided the relief they described and now they want to point to a third problem area. The staff forces themselves to appear friendly but it’s quite obvious they have no real concern for the individual.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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JJ in Chattanooga, TN – Dec 11, 2018
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Love Dr. Jolley and his staff, he just did a cervical spine fusion on my mother and I wouldn’t have chosen anyone else to perform her surgery. Such a caring man!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ooltewah, TN – Jan 05, 2018
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Dr. Jolley and his staff have always gone above and beyond the norm to help me and my family. He has done back & neck surgery on me as well as many epidurals and has done surgery on both my brother and father. He does not let insurance issues stand in his way and has always gotten us into surgery right away. No waiting for months on insurance to catch up. One day I could not lift my arm, he replaced a disk in my neck and a few weeks later I had full function again. I also no longer need a cane.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Stacy Mashburn in Ringgold, GA – Sep 04, 2017
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I have had back issues for quite some time; normally a chiropractor to help me. This time, not. So we did research and found Dr. Jolley! We are immediately pleased with him and his staff. My surgery was very successful, and I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing spine surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Copperhill, TN – Jul 28, 2017
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Wonderful man. He is compassionate about his patients and he has the best PA Jessica Scott and NP Rebecca Paye. I would reccomend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Chattanooga, TN – May 06, 2017
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Dr Jolley did my surgery on march the 3rd and everything he had told me went as planned. My surgery was very successful and everything is fixed and I am having no pain. My pains in forearm and in my fingers are gone. I feel like a new man. He preformed surgery on my c4-7. I have no regrets. If I ever need spine surgery I will definitely see him again. He is an awesome surgeon. Thanks Dr Jolley. Steve
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steve Tucker in Chattanooga Tn – Apr 04, 2017
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Arrogant, does just like workers comp tells him to do.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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Benton, TN – Dec 15, 2016
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I had my L-4 L-5 S-1 repaired/rebuilt. From where i started til now i can't THANK Dr.Jolley enough.My experience there was a lot of pain and rehab but i did it and did not give up. Again GREAT JOB!!!!! THANK YOU
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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scott sneed in Chattanooga, TN – May 27, 2016
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Did back surgery on me and totally 100% messed me up for life, so much pain
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
27 people found this helpful
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Chattanooga tn – Dec 17, 2015
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Southeastern Spine in Chattanooga, Tennessee offers a full range of procedures designed to give you the most comprehensive medical care you need. If you...Read more

Biography

Dr. Jay Jolley returned to his hometown of Chattanooga in 2004 to provide specialty care in adolescent scoliosis, artificial disc replacement and cervical...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
University Of Utah, Departments Of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery
Fellowship Hospital
2003
University Tn College Med Chattanooga
Residency Hospital
1994
Georgetown University
Undergraduate School

Awards

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What are Dr. James Jolley, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Jolley frequently treats Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Jolley specializes.

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Dr. Jolley's office is located at 281 N Lyerly St Ste 300, Chattanooga, TN 37404. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Southeastern Spine, Brain and Joint

Southeastern Spine281 N Lyerly St Ste 300 Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Southeastern Spine, Brain and Joint5953 Elementary Way Ste 101 Ooltewah, TN 37363
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Jolley is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Baroness Hospital

Chattanooga, TN

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Parkridge Medical Center

Chattanooga, TN

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Tennova Healthcare-cleveland

Cleveland, TN

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average