Dr. James Lynch, MD

Dr. James Lynch, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. James Lynch, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Reno, NV and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Trinity College Medical School University of Dublin in 1991 and specializes in neurosurgery, minimally invasive neurological spine surgery, and more.

9990 Double R Blvd Ste 200

Reno, NV 89521

Contact Information

(775) 348-8800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Dental
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 96% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Lynch's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lynch "As an expert in minimally invasive surgery and complex spine surgery, Dr. Lynch has been performing minimally invasive spine surgery techniques since 2002. He was the first neurosurgeon in Reno to perform MIS TLIF and MAS PLIF procedures as well as the first to perform both cervical and lumbar artificial disc replacements. Dr. Lynch is a frequent lecturer at national meetings that focus on the latest trends in spine surgery and minimally invasive spine technology."

3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

37  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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26  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • St. Joseph's, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Trinity College Medical School University of Dublin
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Mayo Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Mayo Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Beckers: Top 100 Spine Surgeons & Specialists to Know, 2011
  • Beckers: Top 200 Spine Surgeons & Specialists to Know, 2012
  • Beckers: Top 50 Spine Surgeons & Specialists to Know, 2010
  • Best Doctors Award, 2007-2008
Media & Publications

Dr. Lynch has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lynch's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lynch to family and friends
64 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (64)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lynch's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Lynch Says:

Thank you for your feedback. Dr. James Lynch and SpineNevada strive for every patient to have an exceptional experience, and we take feedback very seriously. 

Individuals with issues or concerns are invited to contact us directly at 775-348-8800. We believe quality is a journey, rather than a destination, and we are committed to continually improving.


Patient Comments (2)

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE SCHEDULING WITH "SPINE NEVADA"! Dr. James Lynch is amazing and he is respected in his field. He personally, literally saved my life. This being said, the growth of his company is LEAVING an undeserved bad reputation to his personal accomplishments. Spine Nevada employs...more
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Greetings, Thank you for sharing this experience. On behalf of Dr. Lynch, we would welcome the opportunity to learn more. My name is Molly Caneday, Director of Strategic Development and Marketing. Please give me a call at 775-235-8560 at your convenience. Kind regards, Molly

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This was my fourth back surgery and I am grateful for any relief I get from this surgery. So far so good.
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John, Thank you for the positive review! Dr. James Lynch and the SpineNevada team

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