Dr. James Leipzig, MD

Dr. James Leipzig, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMale

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Dr. James Leipzig, MD is an Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Roanoke, VA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of California in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities Lewisgale Medical Center and Lewisgale Hospital Montgomery. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

The Spine Center

The Spine Center2726 Electric Rd Ste 203 203 Roanoke, VA 24018
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At a Glance

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Dr. Leipzig's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Leipzig

4.4

Based on 84 ratings

5 Stars
84.52380952380952%
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4 Stars
1.1904761904761905%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
11.904761904761905%
(10)
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Great surgeon with amazing bedside manner, really cares about his patients and their outcomes. A true physician and great person. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dave Gillespie – Oct 19, 2021
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Good surgeon but absolutely horrible communication skills. Rude, no empathy, doesn't listen, or respond to questions. Doesn't seem to want to interact with you following surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Mar 28, 2021
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Allison at Dr. Leipzig's office is AMAZING. She listened to my plea for help - my husband had been in spinal pain for months and she got him in immediately (as in the very next day) for a consult w/Patrick which turned into surgery two weeks later. I met Dr. Leipzig as my husband was coming out of anesthesia - he was kind, considerate, listened to us, and provided a great outlook on what had been going on and why the surgery was not only needed, it should have been done months earlier. He knew that we had sought him out after the first doctor we saw wanted my husband to wait another month before seeing him and three months of physical therapy hadn't helped the situation at all. Dr. Leipzig was incredulous that Dave had been able to function with such a large herniated disc. Three days after surgery, Dave was up and walking - all encouraged by Dr. Leipzig. It's now been six weeks and life is returning to our old normal. I'm so pleased we located Dr. Leipzig and his staff.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Angela Gabel – Jan 26, 2021
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Dr. Leipzig is probably the best in his field. Tom
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • 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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Tom Warme – Mar 27, 2020
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Dr. Leipzig and his team are true professionals and provide a compassionate care. I appreciated his expert advice and kind demeanor. I highly recommend Dr. Leipzig.
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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Margie Bonk – Feb 12, 2020
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Dr. Leipzig is a great physician and is very knowledgeable in his spinal care. He understood what I was explaining to him and recommended more recent imaging to make his evaluation of my health issues. I appreciate his care.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Vicki Caviness – Jan 18, 2020
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His Practice is an A++++ from the receptionist to himself. His staff is competent, friendly, caring and efficient. When I call with questions, they find the answers for me. The last time I needed an appointment, I called on a Thursday afternoon and was seen on Monday! He spent 45 minutes with me and explained everything in detail while showing me on my MRI what was going on. Among the best doctors that I have ever known.
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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David Chadwick – Jan 08, 2020
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Dr. Leipzig is a very centered caring person who truly studies your needs and thoughtfully comes up with a plan to improve your health. This was greatly appreciated in my situation.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 28, 2019
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i found all staff most helpful and pleasant. Dr Leipzig was very pleasant too and explained my problem carefully and and clearly and the best route to take.
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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E.M.Hall – Dec 11, 2019
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very thorough and clear
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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bob mccabe – Nov 01, 2019
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Setting an appointment was quick and easy and his staff was among the friendliest I have ever encountered. My initial consultation for chronic spine issues with Dr. Leipzig was amazing. He spent a tremendous amount of time with me reviewing imaging, medical history, and treatment options. I was totally amazed that Dr. Leipzig spent so much time with his patients and was spot on with what I had hoped his treatment options would be. Unlike most other surgeons, I did not hear let's schedule "surgery" immediately, as his approach was to first find out what was causing the issues. Within a week of my visit, he had me scheduled for several tests along with followup appointments. Dr. Leipzig was caring, empathetic and straight to the point about my condition and I appreciated that.
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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Wilson – Oct 10, 2019
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Dr. Leipzig and his staff were very courteous and made me feel very welcome. Dr. Leipzig went over my complete history regarding my back issues and explained why this issues are occurring in language that I could relate to. He gave me a number of options to help relieve my back issues. I highly recommend Dr. Leipzig.
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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Mike Jirka – Oct 07, 2019
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Great staff and great Doctors.I have had two back surgeries performed by Dr Leipzig Great doctor.
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Aug 15, 2019
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My relationship with Dr. Leipzig beginning in 2010 when I had serious spinal stenosis in my neck. I could have kissed him after surgery because all the pain was gone. Since then, other than follow up for the surgery that year, I have seen him twice. I trust him completely. He assesses the situation by reviewing records and imaging and reports and then physical examination. He will let you know if you need surgery and if surgery is not what you need he will let you know who you need to go see for what is currently ailing you. He is extremely competent and takes control of the situation. For me, as a retired Engineer, I fully admire the direct and meaningful approach and his personality. We get along just fine. I recommend him to anyone that thinks they may need a spinal surgeon. Everyone in his office that works with him is just the best. They are all courteous and take your time and do their job.
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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John Leake – Jul 17, 2019
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Fantastic experience. As a healthcare provider I respect how well the entire practice is run. Every staff member was personable, courteous, and professional. They explained things clearly to me. They valued my time as well. Dr. Leipzig was warm, engaging, and took a detailed history before beginning the exam. He explained things clearly to me and made sure I understood the plan of action. I would highly recommend Dr. Leipzig and staff to others.
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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Jon in Roanoke, VA – Jun 11, 2019
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I was referred to Dr. Leipzig after having an MRI that indicated I needed surgery. Dr. Leipzig looked carefully at the MRI and said that I was mis-diagnosed, and that surgery was not what I needed after all. It was a great relief, and I was glad I was sent to a surgeon who didn't take advantage of the opportunity to do unnecessary surgery. He spent time with me and my husband explaining everything, and we felt much better after leaving is office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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VA, VA – Jun 09, 2019
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Unfortunately I was quite disappointed by Dr. Leipzig‘s personal manner he spent most of the consultation shaming me for not seeing a hand specialist when I turned to him for a second opinion regarding my my leprosy and spinal stenosis diagnosis he was flippant and condescending and when he asked me why I had not seen a hand surgeon , I replied that I have been told my loss of motor skill was related to my neck
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 08, 2019
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Dr. Leipzig and his staff are the VERY BEST!!! I would Highly recommend them!!! They are all very professional, caring and genuinely concerned with your condition. Definitely give them a call!!
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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Mary Parker in Elliston , VA – May 06, 2019
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Excellent surgeon and wonderful staff. I selected this MD for his experience.
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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Linda Alexander in Vinton , VA – Apr 19, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr. Leipzig for almost 20 years. He has done 3 spinal surgeries on me and several procedures. I have always been impressed on the many types of surgeries he is very well qualified to do. I think he is a doctor that tries to focus on the best solution for the individual patient and makes his decisions to do the right type of surgeries thereof. I think his top priority is always to help to make life better for the patient.
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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Allen David Vest III in Floyd, VA – Apr 15, 2019
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Leipzig's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Pain
  • Disc Replacement
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lipedema
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Leipzig accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Bronze-VA PPO
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Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
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HealthKeepers Gold-VA
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HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Blue Preferred PPO
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HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare

About Me

Care Philosophy

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Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

Education

The Hospital For Special Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
University Of California
Residency Hospital
1991
Hospital for Special Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
1985
University Of California Los Angeles
Internship Hospital
1984
University Of California
Medical School
1980
University Of California, Davis
Undergraduate School
1978
Edinburgh University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. James Leipzig, MD?

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Does Dr. James Leipzig, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Leipzig has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. James Leipzig, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. Leipzig frequently treats Back Pain, Intervertebral Disc Disease, and Chronic Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Leipzig treats.

Where is Dr. James Leipzig, MD's office located?

Dr. Leipzig's office is located at 2726 Electric Rd Ste 203 203, Roanoke, VA 24018. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. James Leipzig, MD speak?

Dr. Leipzig speaks Spanish, English, and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Lewisgale Medical Center

Salem, VA

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Lewisgale Hospital Montgomery

Blacksburg, VA

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average