Dr. James Smith Jr, MD

Dr. James Smith Jr, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
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Dr. James Smith Jr, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.

4700 Seton Center Pkwy Ste 200

Austin, TX 78759

Contact Information

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Top Care Areas

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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith Jr "Thorough diagnosis, conservative care alternatives with surgery as necessary."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

40  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • 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
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
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15  Procedures

  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.

Education

  • University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Fell Baylor College Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Baylor College Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

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

Dr. Smith Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smith Jr's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith Jr to family and friends
40 total reviews (25 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (40)

  • 5
    (38)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Smith Jr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (25)

Dr Smith is an excellent surgeon and caring Dr. He came to visit my husband in a hospital he does not practice in when my husband was admitted for a unrelated issue after his back surgery. He also called to check on him. Other Doctors who checked the incision while caring for my husband remarked on...more
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Very impressed. Caring .
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I recently threw out my back right before a scheduled vacation. Dr. Smith got me in immediately and I was able to leave for my trip nearly pain-free
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This was my first time having to see an orthopedic doctor and I was very happy with the time Dr James Smith Jr. spent with me. He took the time asking me a lot of questions to determine the next course of action. I mentioned to him I had, had a X-ray done so he pulled that up from where I had it...more
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Dr. James Smith is an extraordinary doctor. He's extremely knowledgeable, skilled, & demonstrates sincere care for his patients. I am consistently amazed at how he gives full attention & time to patients, reminiscent of the doctors of the past.
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