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Football Player Stable After Spine Surgery

By James M. Leipzig, M.D., F.A.C.S. on

Tulane University’s Devon Walker fractured his spine while making a tackle during a college football game on Saturday. Walker collided head on with one of his teammates while trying to tackle a Tulsa ball carrier. He was left motionless on the field. Walker has a cervical spine fracture as well as an edema, which is …

Virginia Spine Care Gets A Brand New Look & Feel


In case you haven’t noticed, Virginia Spine Care has a completely new website! The new site offers better navigation, appointment and contact forms, directions page with an interactive map, and much more. Did we mention the Patient Education section of the website is now iPad friendly? The library of animated videos describes various spinal disorders …

James Leipzig Talks About a Team Approach


James Leipzig talks about how a team approach allows him and his team of doctors to provide efficient and high quality care. Lewis Gale Regional Health System is the #1 Spine Surgery Program in Virginia. Watch this one minute commercial to hear what James Leipzig has to say.

James M. Leipzig Discusses Spine Surgery


The Senior Breakfast Club with Donna Gail is a radio show that airs every Saturday morning at 7:30 am on Classic 3WZ 96.7 FM. James M. Leipzig joins Donna Gail to talk about things seniors can do to protect their backs.

Get Educated About Spinal Procedures


The Patient Education section of our website features 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 …

DLIF Animation


Animation showing the Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion.


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    In the News: Diagnosing and Treating Back Pain

    Virginia spine surgeon, Dr. Leipzig, was recently interviewed by local news station, WZBJ24, on the topic of diagnosing back pain and the ways to treat it. In the interview, which you can watch in full below, Dr. Leipzig states that 70% of people will have a severe episode of back pain in their lifetime. Perhaps …

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    In the News: Robotic Spine Surgery

    The Mazor X Robotic Guidance Platform launched almost a month ago, and Dr. Leipzig was recently interviewed about this sophisticated, new advancement in minimally invasive spine surgery. Virginia Spine Care is one of only five locations in the state to offer this robotic system. “I think it’s a quantum leap in our capabilities. The increase in precision …

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    Robotic Spine Surgery in Virginia: Mazor X

    Thanks to technological advancements, minimally invasive spine surgery is continuously becoming more sophisticated. New techniques are leading to higher success rates and fewer complications. Mazor X is a guidance system that allows an exclusive group of surgeons in the United States to digitally plan an entire treatment strategy before he or she goes into the …

"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.