Dr. Stephen James, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(30)
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Dr. Stephen James, DO
Dr. Stephen James, DO is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Cumming, GA. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. James is affiliated with Southern Regional Medical Center.

1100 Northside Forsyth Dr Ste 340

Cumming, GA 30041

Contact Information

(770) 886-8111

Dr. Stephen James, DO

Dr. Stephen James, DO

Accepted insurance

  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

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Thoracic Spine Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lumbar Spine Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*
49

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Back Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fracture              
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Rigidity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Spine Disease
  • Trigger Finger
  • Tumor

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Procedures

  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Decompression
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neck Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 12/8/2014
    Amount or Range: $2,000,000.00
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

  • George Fox University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Western Univ Of Health Sciences/College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific, Western University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Michigan State Univeristy Laboratories
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. James has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty in Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia Tarda: A Case Report., 1992
  • Augmentation of Autograft Usining rhBMP-2 and Different Carrier Media in the Canine Spinal Fusion Model, 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. James' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. James to family and friends
2.6
based on 30 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. James' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Snellville, GA |
Dr.James was very nice. I could not have been more happy with my appointments. He and his staff took great care of back pain.
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr. James has helped review my spinal condition and MRI's. He has advised me on physical therapy and non operative treatments. I would trust him to perform surgery if my pain does not get better. He has an excellent bedside/office manner and explained my condition thoroughly. Would recommend him.
in Lawrenceville, GA |
I saw Dr.James and could not be more happy with the care I received. He was able to preform a procedure on me and my pain is finally gone! His bedside manor is outstanding. He always spent plenty of time with me for all questions I had. He is now seeing several family members and they are also very happy.
in Cumming, GA |
Dr. James has an excellent bedside manner. However, he severed my wife's vocal cord during surgery. Shortly after my wife's surgery, we learned that he lost his privileges at Northside Forsyth Hospital for too many readmits and was later removed from staff at Resurgens Medical. While he is a very nice person, I would advise you to seek another doctor. Many follow ups with other physicians indicated that he was know for carelessness during his surgeries.
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Hospitals where Dr. James has admitting privileges

Southern Regional Medical Center
11 Upper Riverdale Rd SW
Riverdale, GA 30274
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