Dr. James Smith, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery •  Male • Age 63
  
Dr. Smith
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Texas Orthopedics Sports and Rehabilitation Associates

4700 Seton Center Pkwy Austin, TX 78759

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(512) 439-1000

Dr. James Smith, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Austin, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin and Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smith to book an appointment.


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Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis

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5.0

Based on 84 ratings

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I was a little nervous coming into my appointment however there was no need. Dr Smith has a playful banter to break the ice and put you at ease. He listened to everything I had to say and didn’t brush me off or rush me out the door. He took the time to show me my films and explain what we were looking at and put a course of action plan together that did not involve surgery. I honestly could not have been more pleased. I wouldn’t hesitate to return or refer others to Dr. Smith.
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Teri – Sep 05, 2020
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Personable and caring. Takes time to completely understand your symptoms. Wish all doctors were like him!
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Rick D – Aug 30, 2020
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Very professional with great patient interface. Explains in easy understandable terms. Highly recommended.
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Aug 23, 2020
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I was so impressed. I have been to Orthopedic Drs and honestly did not like. I trust him
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June Haessly – Aug 18, 2020
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A very good listener and explainer. He gave me good recommendations for follow up treatments.
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Jul 14, 2020
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3 month checkup after surgery. Very professional.
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Jun 27, 2020
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I had been to two other back surgeons and neither had the same diagnosis and both procedures were radical. Dr. Smith was very thorough and conservative with his diagnosis and procedures. He was genuine in his concerns and easy to relate my concerns. I would go no where else and would highly recommend Dr. Smith to anyone.
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G. Riendl – Jun 05, 2020
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Dr. Smith and his team are so efficient and profesional. They are Awesome!!
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Gisselle – Mar 20, 2020
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Dr. James Smith was a God-send! He is a good listener & genuinely cares about his patients! After we tried every option to relieve my pinched nerve/herniated disc, I had to have a disc replacement surgery. He is very knowledgeable & has a good sense of humor! He took really good care of me! He personally called to check on me 2 days after the surgery, and his office staff periodically checked on me later on. Top notch care! I recommend him to anyone needing relief from pain!!!!
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Anita Barrett – Mar 17, 2020
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I can highly recommend Dr. James Smith. I had a severe bulging Herniated Disc. Dr. Smith worked with me to do everything short of Surgery to correct the situation. I had an X-Ray, an MRI and a Steroid injection in my Spine. But I was able to avoid Surgery. On my final visit, Dr. Smith recommended some Rehabilitation Exercises. I'm now doing much better and can recommend Dr. Smith as a knowledgeable Orthopedic Surgeon.
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Chuck Kerrigan – Mar 11, 2020
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He had an easy but confident manor
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Barry Davis – Dec 02, 2019
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He has a great bedside manner. Easy to talk to. I walked away from my appointment with him extremely happy.
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D.R. – Sep 19, 2019
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Difficult situation resolved beyond expectation
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JSM – Sep 11, 2019
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Nothing negative. Just very good
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Sep 04, 2019
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I would highly recommend Dr Smith!! He is kind, caring and is a doctor who truly wants what’s best for his patients. He spent time with us to explain everything and did a complete examination of my neck and arm. I left his office with complete confidence in him.
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Georgetown, TX – Jun 28, 2019
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He is very attentive and spends as much time with you as you need. Very thorough and does not talk down.
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Nancy Akin in Austin, TX – Jun 25, 2019
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Dr. Smith really cares about helping you find the problem and getting a diagnosis. He is very easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. I have never had a bad visit with him and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Donna Lange in Manor, TX – Jun 15, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr. Smith for many years and appreciate his ability to help me with any questions I have. He is always professional, personable, efficient, listens, thorough and makes suggestion for care. I know I can always trust him in decision making.
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May 29, 2019
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Dr Smith is very personable and seemed knowledgeable. I told him that I usually go to a chiropractor but I needed extra help. He wisely suggested I photograph the X-ray to show the chiropractor which was a very smart suggestion and much appreciated. Dr Smith suggested I start exercising to build strength. He gave me medicine to help with inflammation so I could do that.
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Apr 30, 2019
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Dr. Smith was by far one of the nicest and most knowledgeable doctors I’ve been to see. Considering the horrible pain I was in when I went to see him, I left with a smile on my face. He came highly recommend by two friends and I have to say, I highly recommend him as well. I’ve never had a bad experience at TX Orthopedics great facility and staff as well.
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About Me

Thorough diagnosis, conservative care alternatives with surgery as necessary.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1989
U BC
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Baylor College of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1988
Fell-Baylor Coll Med
Residency Hospital
1984
Baylor College of Medicine
Internship Hospital

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Austin's Best Doctors - Austin Monthly, 2011
  • Texas Super Doctor - Texas Monthly, 2006 2007

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Locations

Texas Orthopedics Sports and Rehabilitation Associates

Northwest Austin4700 Seton Center Pkwy Austin, TX 78759
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Round Rock2120 N Mays St Round Rock, TX 78664
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Texas Orthopedics Sports and Rehabilitation Associates

Central Austin911 W 38th St Austin, TX 78705
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin

Austin, TX

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital

Austin, TX

89% Patient experience rating, 20% higher than the national average