JAMES J. LYNCH, MD, FRCSI, FAANS
Fellowship-Trained Spinal Neurosurgeon
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Dr. James Lynch is a board-certified spinal neurosurgeon with 20 years of experience, who specializes in complex spine surgery, cervical disorders, degenerative spine, spinal deformities, trauma, tumor infection and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Lynch performs over 500 spine surgeries per year in both hospital and out patient center settings. He performs minimally invasive spine surgery at Surgery Center of Reno as outpatient surgery.
Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review selected Dr. Lynch for the "100 of the Best Spine Surgeons and Specialists in America" list in 2011. Dr. Lynch was the only neurosurgeon in Nevada to be recognized. Dr. Lynch was an invited guest lecturer on building a comprehensive spine center and ASC development in 2010, 2011 and most recently 2012 at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting.
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 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, Arizona.
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 has also served as Chief of Neurosurgery at St. Mary’s Hospital. Dr. Lynch has been named as a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. As a leading authority on Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) development, Dr. Lynch lectures at national meetings on outpatient spine surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Lynch serves as Chairman and Director of Spine Programs at Surgery Center of Reno. Dr. Lynch is the founder of SpineNevada.
In the News:
- Dr. James Lynch of SpineNevada has been selected as a Spine Surgeon Leader to Know by Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
- SpineNevada has been recognized as one of the "55 Spine Surgery Practices to Know" by Becker's Spine Review