Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgeon
Dr. James Lynch is a board-certified neurosurgeon with 18 years of experience, who specializes in complex spine surgery, cervical disorders, degenerative spine, spinal deformities, trauma, tumor infection and minimally invasive spine surgery.
Dr. James Lynch has been selected for Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review's list of "50 of the Best Spine Specialists in America", which includes both neuro and orthopedic spine surgeons. He is the only northern Nevada spine surgeon recognized for this honor. Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review offers news and analysis on business and legal issues related to orthopedic and spine practices. Dr. Lynch was an invited guest speaker on Spine Center and ASC Development at the 2010 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.
Dr. Lynch is one of a handful of spine surgeons with three fellowships in the specialty of spine surgery. He has been a consultant neurosurgeon in the Reno area since 2000 after completing his neurosurgery residency at Mayo Clinic and spine fellowships at Queens Square in London and Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. He has also served as Chief of Neurosurgery at St. Mary’s Hospital. Dr. Lynch serves as a Partner and Director of Spine Services at Regent Surgical Health, a company involved in developing hospitals and ASC outpatient surgery centers. He has been published in leading journals including: Spine: Journal of Neurosurgery and Neurosurgery.
He earned his medical degree from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, followed by a residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Lynch went on to complete a spine fellowship at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queens Square, London, UK, followed by a spine fellowship at Mayo Clinic and an additional spine fellowship under Volker Sonntag, MD, at the prestigious Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ. As a leading authority on Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) development, Dr. Lynch lectures at national meetings on outpatient spine surgery. He serves as Chairman and Director of Spine Programs at Surgery Center of Reno. Dr. Lynch is the founder of SpineNevada.
SpineNevada is located at 75 Pringle Way, Suite 605, on the campus of Renown Medical Center in Central Reno. SpineNevada takes a team approach to spine care. It includes the expertise of specialists in the nonsurgical management of back pain, spine-specialized physical therapists and a fellowship-trained spine neurosurgeon.
Across the United States, the national trend in spine care is to provide a multidisciplinary approach. Our goal is to develop a spine center of excellence that puts all the key multidisciplinary components of spine care under one roof. SpineNevada is a welcome resource for all those suffering from back and neck pain in the rapidly growing Reno/Tahoe region.
Statistics reveal that back pain will strike four out of five Americans in their lifetime. And, once a back attack hits, you are four times more likely to have a recurrence. No wonder so many people chronically wander in and out of doctors' offices and have enough pain pills in their medicine cabinets to rival the supply of a pharmacy. If you have a back or neck pain problem, no matter how complex, we are in a position to help you.
SpineNevada is a regional center specializing in back and neck problems. What makes SpineNevada different from other treatment centers is its nonsurgical approach to back and neck problems.
SpineNevada takes a multidisciplinary team approach to spine care, involving nonsurgical spine physicians, spine surgeons and spine-specialized therapists. This means our health care team of professionals will pool together their expertise to develop the best treatment for each patient.
As a multidisciplinary spine center, SpineNevada includes professionals in physical medicine and rehabilitation and a fellowship-trained spine neurosurgeon. It has physical therapy, injection suite and X-ray capabilities under one roof. We provide all the necessary diagnostic testing and treatment in one place, eliminating the need for multiple referrals, delayed care and confusion.
Sometimes surgery is the best treatment, especially for those suffering from herniated discs, spinal fractures, spinal deformity, spinal tumor and scoliosis. However, it is estimated that over half of back surgeries performed are unnecessary, and in some cases, even counterproductive. In most cases at SpineNevada, surgery is used as a treatment option only after nonsurgical treatments have been attempted. Our physicians have advanced training in back and neck pain and are often successful in helping people return to activity – without surgery. SpineNevada is able to take care of any type of back or neck problem from the simple back or neck strain, all the way to the most complex spine surgery. Dr. James Lynch is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon and performs over 500 spine surgeries per year. He specializes in complex spine surgery, cervical disorders, degenerative spine, spinal deformities, trauma, tumor infection and minimally invasive spine surgery.
James J. Lynch, M.D., F.R.C.S.I.