Dr. James Leipzig, MD

Dr. James Leipzig, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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61 y/o
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Dr. James Leipzig, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Salem, VA and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and physical medicine & rehabilitation.

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Leipzig's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leipzig treats Back Pain more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Leipzig treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leipzig treats Spine Disorders more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Leipzig treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leipzig treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Leipzig treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Leipzig's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Disc Replacement
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

It is the responsibility of the physician to spend time with their patients and discuss all aspects of their medical or surgical care, as well as involving their families. This leads to better decisions and better outcomes.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Hospital for Special Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
1990
University Of California Los Angeles
Residency 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
1991
1990
1985
1984
1980
1978

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Leipzig's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Leipzig

4.4

Based on 70 reviews

5 Stars
82.85714285714286%
(58)
4 Stars
1.4285714285714286%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
2.857142857142857%
(2)
1 Star
12.857142857142858%
(9)

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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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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.
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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.
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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
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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!!
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Excellent surgeon and wonderful staff. I selected this MD for his experience.
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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.
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Dr. Leipzig and his staff treated myself and my wife with respect and made sure we where well informed.
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Dr Leipzig and staff are absolutely amazing. I am grateful for all he did for me. He is knowledgeable, and highly recommended. He is straightforward and honest. He took me seriously and throughly took time to address images and problem. He explained procedure and risks. Answered all questions. Gave me a peace about having procedure. I wouldn't trust another surgeon to work on my back! His front desk clerk, Janice, and Patrick were all wonderful and made a great patient experience.
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Dr. Leipzig gave me back my quality of life. I was in a great deal of pain and now it's all gone. I can do what I use to do but better thanks to this man Would I recommend him to others you bet. He gave my life back to me.
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Dr. Leipzig was very patient in explaining everything Staff members were very friendly and efficient. They answered all of my questions and were very professional. Janice, his nurse was especially helpful in many ways.
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I would highly recommend Dr. Leipzig not only to family and friends but to all those I speak to about spine surgery. He has made my life worth living again!
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Dr. Leipzig and staff are outstanding as they have provided me excellent health care and have always treated me with the upmost respect. Dr. Leipzig gave me my life back in that I can now perform normal activities that were impossible prior to my surgery!
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I couldn't have made a better choice than Dr. Leipzig and his office staff. Very professional and easy to talk too !!! Recommend !!
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I recently had extensive spinal surgery and there are not enough words for me to express the excellent care, before and after surgery; the professionalism of Dr. Leipzig and his entire staff and associates; Dr. Leipzig's vast knowledge of my situation and needs and his ability to correct my problems with the surgery being perfect!!
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Dr. Leipzig is an excellent surgeon. He explained my condition thoroughly and laid to rest any concerns regarding my surgery. He always took the time to ensure I understood my condition and the procedures required to correct my problem. The surgery was complex ( in my mind ), but Dr. Leipzig did a fantastic job. My recovery is going great and all my previous issues have been resolved. I can't thank Dr. Leipzig and his staff enough for the exceptional care I have been given.
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I was referred to Dr Leipzig for an additional consultation. Dr Leipzig was very thorough with his review and sensitive to my apprehension. His professionalism helped eliminate my immediate concern. Going forward his recommendations are exactly what I was hoping to hear. He included my input and has provided me with a practical and balanced path forward. I would willingly recommend him to anyone in need of the services his practice provides.
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Great "bedside" manner with good understanding and communication.
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Dr Leipzig, Patrick, nurse Janet and his entire staff have displayed compassion during this most painful experience of my life. They worked me in at the request of my primary Dr and had me scheduled for surgery within days. Dr Leipzig and Patrick made sure all of my questions were answered, i was comfortable and never rushed during any of my appointments.Surgery was successful and i will forever be grateful for this team! Thank you!
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First of all, you can tell a lot about a Dr by his front office help. The office workers & nurses here are always so cheerful & helpful. Dr Leipzig is an excellent surgeon, but he also takes the time to hear your concerns & answer your questions. If I ever need more back surgery, I will definitely be scheduling with Dr Leipzig again. A good surgeon will fix your problem, a great surgeon will be honest if he cannot fix your problem. This is definitely Dr Leipzig.
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Dr. Leipzig is Great! He found 2 disc in my neck pinching my spinal cord and scheduled my surgery ASAP. My surgery went great and i went home the next day. It’s been a year and my neck feels a lot better than before and i have no issues except a little arthritis and that always comes with bones issues. Ty Dr Leipzig. He now is my choice of doing a lower back surgery. it will be scheduled in the next month. I recommend Dr.Leipzig, he only does surgery if it’s the only option.
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