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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 to our patients. 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.


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


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    Is It Time?

    At Virginia Spine Care, James Leipzig, MD and staff always exercise great care before recommending spine surgery as an option for back issues. After an initial consultation and evaluation, non-surgical treatments may be recommended to help alleviate pain and discomfort. However, when conservative treatments don’t solve the issues, and back pain is persistent or disabling, …

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    Minimally-Invasive Fusion

    What was once a daunting concept has now become a convenient way to address chronic back pain and take back your life. Minimally invasive lumbar spinal fusion is a relatively new transformation in orthopedic back surgery, designed to help people who suffer from serious back conditions and who have exhausted non-operative therapy options. Depending on …

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    Summer Back Tips

    It’s summertime and the living is easy… unless you are suffering from back pain. People tend to be more active during the summer because of the nice weather. While exercise is beneficial, people with back issues should be careful not to take on too much too fast. Dr. Leipzig and the staff at Virginia Spine …

"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.