Dr. Plas James, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Atlanta Spine Institute 5667 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd Ste 220 Atlanta, GA 30342 Get Directions
Dr. Plas James, MD
Dr. Plas James, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Atlanta, GA. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. James is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

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Dr. James' Performance
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  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Covington, GA |
Dr. James was outstanding. He listened and provided a thorough examination. Dr. James provided hope where there was no hope. He is a God-sent physician who cares for his patients.
in Lagrange, GA |
Dr.James and staff are excellent people, you will know first hand just by how you're greeted and treated but most of all filled with knowledge,..you leave worry and stress free knowing that you're takin care of by Excellency. Sandra
in Snellville, Georgia |
Amazing experience at a time when I needed it. So glad we found him!
in Marietta, GA |
I had surgery for two levels of cervical artificial disc replacement to correct nerve compression that was causing radiculopathy down my right arm. I also met with several other neurologists and orthopedic surgeons, but Dr. James was the most experienced one comes to artificial discs as an option to cervical fusion. If another surgeon is trying to talk you into a fusion procedure, I highly recommend seeing Dr. James for a second opinion. Eight days after surgery I was able to drive my car.
Peachtree Corners, GA |
I've never received such a thorough initial exam before. Dr. James explained my situation and need for additional diagnostic testing to pinpoint exactly what is causing my back pain. He is a very compassionate and caring doctor and I'm extremely optimistic he will be able to resolve my pain. I highly recommend him!
in Dallas, Ga |
Always great care and a friendly staff. I would highly recommend Dr. James to anyone looking for help with spinal issues or injuries!
in Bowdon, GA |
Went to Dr. James for a second opinion for our son's lower back issues. Examination was much more thorough than our first Ortho visit. Dr. James explained the issues and the procedures to hopefully correct them. We will be starting a lumbar strengthening/stabilization program. This is opposed to the first opinion which was back surgery on an 18yr old pitcher, which would have basically ruled out any chance at pitching at the collegiate level.
in Decatur, GA |
Dr. James is a very caring and knowledgeable about the spine. I have been to other orthopaedic doctor's in the past and by far Dr. James is one of the best. He is honest and though. He listens and makes sure to get all test the are required to give a diagnosis. Also Dr. James didn't rush nor did he rush in or out. You know he cares when you see him.
Atlanta |
Dr. James started off as a great doctor. Wait time I can accept. But it seems that as of late, he has become too busy to see patients that request him and he send in his p.a. It gets frustrating.
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Dr. James' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    Tulane University Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Tulane University of Louisiana

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Beth Israel Hospital Harvard Med School

    Completed in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection