Dr. Plas James, MD

Dr. Plas James, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
Insurances AcceptedSave
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.

5667 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd Ste 220

Atlanta, GA 30342

Contact Information

(404) 252-2422

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas


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Herniated Disc
more than 45% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 41% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
more than 33% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. James does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

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


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  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Tulane University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Tulane University Of Louisiana
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Beth Israel Hospital Harvard Med School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. James has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. James has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. James' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. James to family and friends
based on 36 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. James' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
in Griffin, GA |
When i started off on my Journey to yet another Doctor I felt less than elated. I prayed that the appointment i was to have today would be different than the rest. That is exactly what I found in Dr. James. He was very friendly, personable, caring, Professional and very, very thorough. I have not had that before. My husband and I both were very impressed! I look forward to my treatment and healing Journey with Dr. James and his staff.
Marietta, GA |
Dr James has completed two lumbar fusions for me without any complications. He is very kind and gentle. He will not let finances prevent anyone from getting surgery. I have recommended him to three coworkers and they are extremely pleased with the Dr James.
LaGrange, GA |
Awesome Dr. and staff
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 accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. James has admitting privileges

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
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