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Dr. James Simmons, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon

San Antonio, TX

About Dr. James Simmons

Dr. Simmons received his medical degree at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopeadic surgery from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. Dr. Simmons completed his Fellowship training in spinal surgery at the Twinn Cities Spine Center, Minnesota. He has specialized training in performing Complex Spinal Reconstruction, Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and is performing all of the following invasive techniques for both children and adults: Microendoscopic Discetomy, Thorascopic Anterior Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation, Minimally Invasive Spinal Decompression and Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion with Instrumentation. Dr. Simmons is the Medical Director of the Spinal & Thoracic Treatment & Research Center (STTAR) at Christus Santa Rosa which provides services to children from around the world. Dr. Simmons is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of the Texas Medical Society, Scoliosis Research Society, The Pediatric Orthopedic Society, Bexar County Medical Society, and North American Spine Society.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Allegian Health Plans


  • Orthopedic Surgeon

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Hospital affiliations

  • Baptist Medical Center
  • Methodist Hospital
  • University Hospital
  • CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Medical Center
  • Kindred Hospital - San Antonio
  • Saint Luke's Baptist Hospital
  • South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital
  • Southwest General Hospital
  • Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital of San Antonio
  • Methodist Stone Oak Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of North Texas, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Internship in General Surgery
  • Twin Cities Spine Center, Fellowship in Spinal Surgery

Professional memberships

  • Texas Medical Association
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Bexar County Medical Society
  • North American Spine Society

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Languages spoken

  • English

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Dr. James Simmons's office locations

South Texas Spinal Clinic PA

18626 Hardy Oak Blvd, Ste 300

San Antonio, TX 78258

South Texas Spinal Clinic PA

10323 State Highway 151

San Antonio, TX 78251

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Dr.Simmons provided the best exam I have had in 30 years considering my back and associated concerns. I believe he is caring and very informative and is providing a comprehensive plan to help me get better. He also explained why Ihave had problems and what we can do in the future to minimize my pain.
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