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James J. Lynch, MD, FACS, FAANS
Board-certified Spinal Neurosurgeon
Fellowship-Trained Spinal Neurosurgeon

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. He is also proficient in endoscopic spine surgery techniques. Dr. Lynch has been performing minimally invasive spine surgery techniques since 2002. He was the first neurosurgeon in Reno to perform MIS TLIF and MAS PLIF procedures as well as the first to perform both cervical and lumbar artificial disc replacements. Dr. Lynch performs over 500 spine surgeries per year in both hospital and outpatient center settings. He is recognized as an expert in cervical spine disorders and performs over 200 cervical spine fusions a year.

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. 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 was a keynote panelist at the 2016 Becker's 14th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine. During the panel, entitled "Independence, healthcare business & outpatient spine — 4 spine surgeons discuss the next 5 years", Dr. Lynch emphasized the importance of differentiating the spine practice to both patients and payers. Demonstrate you are "doing something different and you have a commodity and not just a surgical service," said Dr. Lynch.

Dr. Lynch is a member of the Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and the Society of Lateral Access Surgery. Dr. Lynch serves as Chairman and Director of Spine Programs at Surgery Center of Reno. He is recognized as a national leader in outpatient spine surgery.

He is as well a pioneer in reducing the cost of orthopedic and spinal implants. As a device expert and innovator, he presents regularly on the topic and is a board member of the Orthopaedic Implant Company - OIC.

Dr. Lynch is the recipient of the inaugural 2014 High Fives Foundation Community Five Award. Dr. Lynch received this Community Five award because of his medical field expertise along with his natural ability to help others in all walks of life. Dr. Lynch is a 2013 Board Member for the High Fives Organization. He also serves on the Grant Selection Committee and is the Medical Director for the organization. High Fives Non-Profit Foundation based in Truckee, CA was founded by Roy Tuscany. The Tahoe based organization is dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes that have suffered a life altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community.

Dr. Lynch is the founder of SpineNevada.

Awards and Accolades
Professional Memberships
  • Fellow, American Association of Neurological Surgeons

     

Keynote and Lecture Engagements

14th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine — Dr. James Lynch served as a featured keynote panelist on the topic of Independence and the Healthcare Landscape, read more about the panelist discussion, please click here. ASCs Orthopedics and Spine: The next five years, June 9-11 in Chicago

13th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine — Dr. James Lynch served on a keynote panel at the Chicago conference

12th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine — Dr. James Lynch served on a keynote panel entitled "What Does the Sunshine Act Mean for Orthopedic and Spine Surgeons", June 12-14, 2014 in Chicago

12th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine — Dr. James Lynch served on a keynote panel entitled "What Does the Sunshine Act Mean for Orthopedic and Spine Surgeons", June 12-14, 2014 in Chicago

12th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference — Dr. James Lynch served on a keynote panel entitled "Key Evolutions in the Device Arena", June 12-14, 2014 in Chicago

11th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference — Dr. James Lynch served on keynote panel entitled "What Will Healthcare Reform Mean for Orthopedics, Spine, Pain Management and ASCs", June 13, 2013

11th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference — Dr. James Lynch discussed "Quantum shift needed in orthopedic and spinal implant strategy", June 13, 2013

American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meetings — Dr. James Lynch, Invited guest lecturer on building a comprehensive spine center and ASC development, 2010-2012

 


 

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