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Meet James Leipzig, MD, FACS


“It is the responsibility of the physician to spend time with their patients and discuss all aspects of their medical or surgical care, as well as involving their families. This leads to better decisions and better outcomes.”

A fellowship-trained spinal surgeon, James Leipzig, MD, FACS has more than twenty years of experience providing professional and state-of-the-art care and is the only surgeon in Southwest Virginia to offer a robotic spine surgery program. His credentials include:

  • Undergraduate: University of California, Davis, B.S., Physiology, with Honors
  • Medical School: University of California-Los Angeles, M.D.
  • Residency: University of California-Los Angeles, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowship: Spine and scoliosis surgery, Cornell University, New York, NY
  • Academic Appointments: Ohio State University, Assistant Professor of Surgery; Johns Hopkins University, Clinical Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Lewis Gale Medical Center, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and Montgomery Regional Hospital
  • Society Memberships: Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery; Fellow, American College of Surgeons; Member, American Academy of Neurological Surgeons, Member, North American Spine Society; Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Contact

(540) 725-9771

Hours

Mon & Thur 8am to 5pm
Tues, Wed & Fri 8:30am to 5pm

FROM THE BLOG

  • mazor-x-sept-blog

    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 …

  • Young women with back pain

    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, …

  • Back problems.

    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.