Neurosurgeon in Reno, Nevada (NV)

James J. Lynch MD



  • SpineNevada
    9990 Double R Blvd., Suite 200
    Reno, Nevada, 89521 - United States
    Phone: 775-348-8800

About Our Practice

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 serves as Chairman and Director of Spine Programs at Surgery Center of Reno. He is recognized as a national leader in outpatient spine surgery.

Dr. Lynch is a 2013 Board Member for the High Fives Organization. He also serves on the Grant Selection Committee and was a 2011 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.

  • Neurosurgeon
  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship Trained
  • AANS-CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Cervical Spine Research Society
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Scoliosis Research Society
Hospital Affiliations
  • St. Mary's Hospital, Reno , NV
  • Renown Medical Center, Reno , NV
  • Surgical Center of Reno
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