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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Surgical Specialist
39 years of experience
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Accepting new patients
License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (10)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James Helgager is Good. Dr. Helgager has been reviewed by 26 patients who have provided 10 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.4
Promptness 4.0
Courteous Staff 4.4
Accurate Diagnosis 4.6
Bedside Manner 4.5
Spends Time with Me 4.3
Follows Up After Visit 4.4

Specialties & Research

Dr. James Helgager, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 6 areas:
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Orthopedic Procedures
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)

Education & Awards

Dr. Helgager graduated from Northwestern University, Chicago. He has 2 awards.

Patients' Choice Award (2012 - 2013)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012 - 2013)


Dr. Helgager has 5 hospital affiliations:

  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla 
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego 


  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. James Andrew Helgager MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 39 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Where does Dr. James A. Helgager practice?
Dr. James Helgager has 1 office location.
Dr. James Helgager practices Orthopaedic Surgery near Oceanside, CA.
See Oceanside Orthopedic Surgeons.