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    A fellowship-trained spine surgeon, James Leipzig, M.D., F.A.C.S. has more than twenty years of experience providing professional state-of-the art orthopedic spine surgery and non-surgical care for patients with back issues.


    We specialize in the evaluation and surgical management of cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine disorders and spinal disease using advanced techniques and technology, including minimally-invasive surgery, robotic spine surgery and disc arthroplasty.


    Access patient forms, educational videos, post-operative instructions and other useful surgery information. Learn about various back problems and procedures, including spinal surgery and non-surgical solutions.

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Virginia Spine Care

Virginia Spine Care provides world-class spine surgery for the greater Roanoke, VA area. We offer a wide array of surgical and non-surgical medical treatments for cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine disorders and spinal disease. James Leipzig, MD, FACS and his experienced medical staff are committed to the highest quality orthopedic care and spinal surgery options in order to deliver the best outcomes for patients with serious back problems. As a dedicated orthopedic physician, James Leipzig, MD, FACS provides a safe, comfortable environment for patients and their family members before, during and after spine surgery or non-surgical orthopedic treatment.

If you suffer from severe back pain or other spine problems and require an orthopedic specialist or spine surgeon, ask your doctor for a referral to Virginia Spine Care or contact us directly to learn about treatment options in the Roanoke area.

Educational Videos

Featuring a library of animated videos describing various conditions, as well as spine surgery and non-surgical procedures performed at Virginia Spine Care. These informative videos are short and easy to watch. The videos contain technical information about conditions, such as herniated or degenerative discs; and procedures, such as robotic spine surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery, epidural steroids, lumbar discectomy, and disc replacement.


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    Major Results, Minimal Invasiveness: The Mazor X Revisited

    In 2018, Virginia Spine Care became the first Southwest Virginia practice to offer Mazor X robotic spine surgery following Dr. Leipzig’s extensive training in this revolutionary robot-navigated system. In that time, Dr. Leipzig has completed more than 150 robot-guided pedicle screw placements and improved the quality of lives in his patients who’ve undergone minimally invasive spine …

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    Managing a Herniated Lumbar Disk

    Dr. Leipzig is a board-certified, Salem, Virginia spine surgeon with over two decades of experience. He specializes in procedures including robotic spine surgery, microsurgical lumbar surgery, disc arthroplasty, minimally invasive spine surgery, and more, serving the greater Roanoke, VA area. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please contact our office. Our spine is responsible for a lot of our daily movement, …

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    Robotic Spine Surgery Case Study

    Dr. Leipzig is a board-certified Virginia spine surgeon serving Roanoke and Salem communities with over two decades of experience. He treats spinal stenosis, specializing in procedures like minimally invasive lumbar laminoplasty, microsurgical lumbar surgery, robotic spine surgery, disc arthroplasty, and more. Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery Minimally-invasive spinal procedures (less-disruptive spine surgery) have made surgery less painful and far more effective than ever …

"I enjoy interacting with patients and helping them understand their condition and treatment options. Spine problems and spinal surgery can be stressful. It’s an honor to be able to treat patients and guide them toward recovery."
James Leipzig, M.D., F.A.C.S.