Dr. James Smith Jr, MD


Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

Dr. James Smith Jr, MD
Dr. James Smith Jr, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Austin, TX. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Smith Jr is affiliated with Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital and Seton Medical Center Austin.

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Thorough diagnosis, conservative care alternatives with surgery as necessary.

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    in Austin, TX |
    Dr. Smith = Amazing, Awesome, Confident, Trustworthy, Friendly, Experienced! If you are having back pain look no further, Dr. Smith is the REAL deal!
    in Austin, TX |
    Dr. Smith is unique. His ability to share is vast knowledge with me was unparrelled. I give him the hightest rating.
    in Liberty Hill |
    I was completely satisfied with the attention given to me by Dr. Smith. I am looking forward to his help in addressing the issues with my back.
    in Austin, TX |
    Texas Orthopedics was the first place my research led. Dr. Smith was an awsome blessing realized throughout the process I experienced. His bio on T.O.s website touches on his experience and capabilities; in my opinion, you would be hard pressed to find a better lumbar surgeon/specialist.
    Thank you for sharing your experience with Dr. Smith. We agree, he is not only a great surgeon, but a great person as well!
    in Round Rock, TX |
    Dr. Smith is an outstanding doctor. He spent adequate time with me on every visit and clearly explained every possible treatment and option.
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    Dr. Smith Jr's Care Philosophy

    Thorough diagnosis, conservative care alternatives with surgery as necessary.

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

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

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • Austin's Best Doctors - Austin Monthly, 2011
      • Texas Super Doctor - Texas Monthly, 2006 2007
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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Back Pain
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Neck
    • Cancer
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Coccygeal Pain
    • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Degenerative Spine Disorders
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Myelopathy
    • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondolthesis
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture


    • Medical School
      University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston

      Graduated in 1983

    • Internship Hospital
      Baylor College Of Med

      Completed in 1984

    • Residency Hospital
      Baylor College Of Med

      Completed in 1988

      Fell Baylor College Med

      Completed in 1988

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Baylor College Medicine

      Completed in 1988

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
    • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
    • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
    • Cervical Disc Replacement
    • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Disc Replacement
    • Disc Surgery
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Neck Surgery
    • Neuroplasty
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Spine Surgery
    • Steroid Injection