Hammond and Covington spine surgeon, Dr. Jeremy R. James, MD, is a native of Louisiana. Dr. James attended Louisiana State University before receiving a bachelor’s degree in science from Our Lady of the Lake College.
During medical school at Louisiana State Health Sciences Center, Dr. James developed an interest in degenerative and traumatic musculoskeletal disease. He went on to focus on this during his training in Orthopaedic Surgery at Louisiana State Health Sciences Center, and during his residency gained further experience in treating these ailments with a particular interest in Spine Surgery.
Dr. James’ area of expertise is in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. This approach provides smaller incisions, reduces the risk of infection, minimizes postoperative discomfort, and results in shorter recovery times.
“Fellowship Trained” means Dr. James has completed a combined Orthopaedic/Neurosurgery fellowship at the Spine Institute of Arizona. During his intensive fellowship Dr. James gained further knowledge about the treatment of disorders of the spine, as well as, minimally invasive spine surgery. The Spine Institute of Arizona has been a leading innovator of spinal devices and has developed minimally invasive techniques that have been adopted all around the world.
Dr. James, his wife and son enjoy boating and fishing on beautiful waters of South Louisiana and enjoying our great state’s culture and people. He looks forward to helping his clients regain control of their life and get back to an active pain-free lifestyle.