Dr. James Smith Jr, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
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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.

4700 Seton Center Pkwy Ste 200

Austin, TX 78759

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Dr. James Smith Jr, MD

Dr. James Smith Jr, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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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."


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

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

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 Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • 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
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis


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  • 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.


  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith Jr to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Smith Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Austin, TX |
Dr Smith is awesome. He is very patient oriented. Has a wonderful bedside manner. We have dealt with lot of great doctors over the years and he is #1 my mind. I am 9 weeks recovering from back surgery to relieve pain from bone spurs pressing on my sciatica nerve. I could not stand or all more than 5 mins without horrible pain. Surgery reduced the severe pain and is the nerve is still settling down but each day is better. I would trust Dr Smith to are for any one of my loved ones.
in Liberty Hill, TX |
Great surgeon.....great staff....back is doing great. I was up & walking from the get-go...walking several miles/day within a week. My life is already much better.
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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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Hospitals where Dr. Smith Jr has admitting privileges

Seton Medical Center Austin
1201 W 38th St
Austin, TX 78705
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Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital
6818 Austin Center Blvd
Austin, TX 78731
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