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Paul R. Jeffords, M.D.


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Areas of Expertise

  • Adult Spine Disorders
  • Reconstructive Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Endoscopic and Laser Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement


  • Texas Back Institute; Plano, Texas


  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
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  • Emory University; Atlanta, Georgia

Medical Degree

  • Tulane University School of Medicine; New Orleans, Louisiana


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • AO Spine Sociey
  • Spine Arthroplasty Society
  • Georgia Orthopaedic Society
  • Atlanta Orthopaedic Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Joseph's Hospital

Major Accomplishments

  • 2019 Top Regional Doctors in Orthopaedic Surgery, Castle Connelly
  • 2019 Top Doctors in Orthopaedic Surgery, Atlanta Magazine
  • 2018 Top Regional Doctors in Orthopaedic Surgery, Castle Connelly
  • Former Co-Medical Director, Resurgens Spine Center
  • Section Chief, Dept. of Orthopaedics - St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Georgia Orthopaedic Society's Thomas E. Whitesides, MD Award
  • Emory University Dept. of Orthopaedics Robert E. Kelly Society Award for Clinical Research

Success Stories

  • Brian Durkin

    “I’d never had any medical professional go the extra mile to make me feel comfortable like that.”

    Media Local Actor Praises Dr. Paul Jeffords for “First-Class” Spine Care

    If the name Brian Durkin sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’ve heard it associated with recent big-screen blockbusters like The Internship and Anchor Man 2. Durkin has worked as an actor in the entertainment industry here in Atlanta since 2001, often playing very physically involved roles like military officials and police officers. “I’ve always loved doing my own stunts,” said Durkin of these positions. “But looking back now, I probably should have let the stunt-men step in more than I did.” Off set, Durkin maintains these physical abilities through CrossFit training, triathlon preparation, and more recreational sporting... Continue Reading

  • Darrick Heath

    "The staff at Resurgens is second to none. The quality of service was incredible."

    Olympic Athlete Praises Resurgens for High Level, Elite Care

    Team Handball Star Recovers Successfully From Spinal Fusion Surgery at Resurgens Orthopaedics After years of competitive athletics, including 14 years on the U.S. National Handball Team, injuries from an auto accident led Darrick Heath toResurgens Orthopaedics for spine surgery.  The 1996 Olympian led the U.S. handball team in assists and was second in scoring at the Atlanta Games. He suffered a fractured vertebra in his lower back in 2003 in an auto accident.  “At that point, I didn’t get any invasive work done to treat it,” he said. After failing to qualify for the 2004 Games in Greece, he retired from competition and moved to... Continue Reading

  • Larry Castillo

    Castillo became a patient of Resurgens Orthopaedics after he moved to Atlanta in 1984.

    Resurgens Orthopaedics Patient Continues Competitive Canoeing After Multiple Surgeries

    Larry Castillo Credits 16 Orthopaedic Surgeries With Allowing Him To Continue to Win Canoe Races At the age of 66, competitive canoe racer Laurens (Larry) Castillo counts a total of 16 surgeries since he started white water canoeing more than two decades ago. First his knees, then his shoulders, and finally his back required orthopaedic surgery. This fall, a year after hip replacement at Resurgens Orthopaedics, the Kennesaw resident won first place in the 29-mile Suwannee River canoe race in Florida and fourth place in the amateur class in the highly competitive 90-mile Adirondack Classic in New York State. In both races, he competed with men of all ages. Without the surgeries,... Continue Reading

  • Laura Alvis

    "As a nurse, I probably did more research to find a doctor than a lot of people would"

    Disc Replacement Surgery Allows Resurgens Orthopaedics Patient to Start a Family

    After a Decade of Chronic Pain, Laura Alvis Now Lifts and Carries Her Daughter with Ease Starting a family was not an option for 32-year-old Resurgens Orthopaedics Spine Center patient Laura Alvis. Pain from degenerative disc disease prevented her from even considering pregnancy. However, after her January 2007 disc replacement surgery at Resurgens Orthopaedics, Mrs. Alvis gave birth to a daughter in July 2008, and both baby Sarah and mother are doing fine. "I never had a problem with my back during my pregnancy," Mrs. Alvis said. "The whole pregnancy and delivery went very well, but I couldn't have done it without first having the surgery." Mrs. Alvis... Continue Reading

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I had surgery with Dr. Jeffords and it was 100% successful. I have been pain free for 5 years. I have recommended him to several people in St. Simons where I live .....they have had spine surgery with Dr. Jeffords and they thank me because their surgeries were 100% successful too. He is a GREAT Surgeon...patient, kind, knowledgeable and talented.

Resurgens Orthopaedics Varied

Dr. Paul Jeffords is absolutely the best! He and his Resurgens Team helped me have the best experience possible with my recent spinal surgery! I had a micro-decompression and I feel great already! He called to check on me himself! So thankful for such a caring, thoughtful doctor who is such a fantastic surgeon!!!

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