Dr. James B. Orr, MD

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Dr. James B. Orr, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male

ENT Georgia 550 Peachtree St NE Ste 1640, Atlanta, GA 30308 Get Directions
(404) 653-0830

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We believe in providing individual care in a comfortable environment where everyone gets as much attention as necessary. I spend as much time with every patient that is required, until their needs are met. This often creates patient wait times that are hard to predict, but rest-assured that your voice will be heard.Read more

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Doctor Orr became Board Certified in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, on March 7, 1988 – his 34th birthday....Read more

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Throat Pain
  • Tonsillitis

Procedures Performed

  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Chemical Peel
  • Complex Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Primary Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
  • Revision Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Turbinate Reduction

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Education

  • Medical School
    Lsu School Med New Orleans

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Emory Affil Hosps

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Emory Affil Hosps

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Tulane University School Med

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    Louisiana St Univ Med Ctr

    Graduated in 1977

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Orr says...

Doctor Orr became Board Certified in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, on March 7, 1988 – his 34th birthday. Dr. Orr became Board Certified in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in the first year the exam was administered. The exam was given in 1989 and the first certificates presented in February of 1991 after two years of required surgical experience was submitted and approved. Dr. Orr was actually one of the first three Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeons in Georgia. The other two were Drs. William Silver and Wallace Dyer.

Doctor Orr joined The Emory Clinic in Atlanta, GA. in 1989 and practiced there almost 10 years. While there, he was an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology in the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Orr was admitted as a full Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 1991. This is a credential that few practicing otolaryngologist seek, as it requires a stringent peer review process that spans over two years.

Doctor Orr joined ENT of GA, in 1998, and became their Medical Director, a position he still holds today. Since joining ENT of Georgia, he has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Emory University School of Medicine, and still teaches residents today.

Doctor Orr was the first Emory otolaryngologist to perform Image-Guided Sinus Surgery in 1992 and he was the first Emory otolaryngologist to perform Balloon Sinuplasty in 2005.

Doctor Orr was Chief of Otolaryngology at Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM - formally known as Crawford Long Hospital) for 17 years and served as President of the Hospital Medical Staff from 2014-2015.

Doctor Orr services his patients through his office at 550 Peachtree Street, where he has an in-office Balloon Sinuplasty Suite for simple procedures and utilizes EUHM for more complex procedures that require anesthesia services.

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Dr. Orr's Care Philosophy

We believe in providing individual care in a comfortable environment where everyone gets as much attention as necessary. I spend as much time with every patient that is required, until their needs are met. This often creates patient wait times that are hard to predict, but rest-assured that your voice will be heard.