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**We are OPEN during the current COVID-19 pandemic and offering both in-office and telemedicine appointments. We are following the CDC's guidelines for COVID-19. **

Adult and Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgery


Leading provider on the Central Coast specializing in diagnosis and treatment of complex spinal conditions in adult and pediatric patients.

The Practice


Our practice is designed to provide the most pleasant and relaxed experience possible. We will provide you with a clear treatment plan using the latest techniques and innovations.

Our surgical services include:

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Microdiscectomy or Laminotomy, Laminectomy, Facet Cyst Removal

Cervical and Lumbar Spine Fusion

Artificial Disc Replacement

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Lumbar Coflex Surgery

Oblique Interbody Lumbar Fusion (OLIF)

Anterior Interbody Lumbar Fusion (ALIF)

Transforaminal Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

Physician Profile

20+ years of medical practice experience (and growing)

Dr. James B. Carr has been in practice on the Central Coast for over 20 years and has performed thousands of spine surgeries. His practice is solely dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of back and neck problems in adult and pediatric patients.


He is one of the few spinal surgeons in the country with the expertise to effectively manage comprehensive programs for conservative, non-surgical treatment and complex spinal conditions such as: degenerative disc disease, adult degenerative and idiopathic scoliosis, and pediatric scoliosis.


Conservative, advanced technologies and complex treatments are provided.


Main Office:
1551 Bishop Street, Ste B-210
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


(805) 547-2800

(805) 547-2801 (fax)

7:30am – 4:00pm

7:30am – 4:00pm

7:30am – 4:00pm

7:30am – 4:00pm

8:00am – 12:00pm












Opening Hours

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Lunch Daily      12:00pm - 1:30pm


We are currently accepting new patients! Call us for appointment information.