Dr. James M. Ecklund

Dr. James M. Ecklund

Neurosurgeon at The Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute

Meet Dr. James M. Ecklund

Dr. James M. Ecklund is a neurosurgeon with The Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute who treats patients with spine and neurological disorders, as well as patients who have suffered from a stroke or brain aneurysm. Dr. Ecklund serves as the Medical Director of Inova Spine Institute, the Medical Director of Neurosurgery with Inova Health Systems, and the Chairman of the Department of Neurosciences with Inova Fairfax Hospital.

The Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute has several physician specialties to offer a comprehensive medical approach to help every patient return to the activities they enjoy most.

Directions to our primary location in

Falls Church, VA

How Dr. James M. Ecklund Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon


  • Acute Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Brain Injuries
  • Brain Tumors
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Dizziness and balance disorders
  • Fracture
  • Head Injury
  • Headache / Migraine
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine Conditions
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stroke
  • TMJ
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral subluxation
  • Workers' Compensation Injuries


  • ALIF (anterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Decompression
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Cervical
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Lumbar
  • Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion (AxiaLIF)
  • Back Surgery
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Carpal tunnel traction therapy
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Discectomy
  • Discography
  • Intersegmental spinal traction
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Percutaneous Spinal Fusion
  • Reconstructive / Revision Spine Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Upper Cervical Specific Techniques
  • Vertebroplasty
  • XLIF (lateral lumbar interbody fusion)

What Patients are Saying About Dr. James M. Ecklund

  • We chose DR Eckland because of his extensive background, especially with the military, where he was apt to see and treat injuries not usually found in civilian life, producing more and a higher level of expertise. Our conversation with Dr. Eckland confirmed this was a sound choice.
  • Dr. Ecklund is an outstanding doctor. I would highly recommend him.
  • I was extremely impressed with Dr. Ecklund and his office staff. Dr. Ecklund was professional as well as personable and he did an excellent job of conducting a comprehensive medical assessment.... Best medical office I have ever visited.
  • Dr. Ecklund and his NP Marianne Beare are an exemplary team! I have only the best words to say about them & I am grateful to have been referred to them for my surgery & follow up care. I cannot tell you how many friends I have referred to Dr. Ecklund.
  • Dr Eckland and his PA were both great listeners. They had taken the time to carefully review my medical records and history. I would highly recommend them!

Accolades for Dr. James M. Ecklund

Professional Distinctions

  • Medical Director, Inova Spine Institute
  • Medical Director of Neurosurgery, Inova Health System
  • Chairman of the Department of Neurosciences, Inova Fairfax Hospital

Office Information for Dr. James M. Ecklund

Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
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Primary Location:

Inova Fairfax Hospital

3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042


Monday 8:00 - 5:00
Tuesday 8:00 - 5:00
Wednesday 8:00 - 5:00
Thursday 8:00 - 5:00
Friday 8:00 - 5:00

Inova Spine Institute

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Virginia Health
  • Workers' Compensation

Profile last updated: February 27, 2017. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.