Dr. James J. Lynch, MD

Dr. James J. Lynch, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 51 years old

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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.Read more

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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.

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

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.

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.

Dr. Lynch's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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
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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Trinity College Medical School University Of Dublin

    Graduated in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Medical School

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Department Of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute

    Completed in 2001

    Mayo Medical School

    Completed in 2000

    The National Hospital For Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    St. Joseph's, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland

    Graduated in 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure