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James A. Helgager, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Dr. James Helgager received his medical degree at Northwestern University. He the served his General Surgery internship at the University of California, Davis. He went on to completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the Northwestern Unversity Medical Center.
Dr. Helgager specialties include hip, knee, and shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, and hip resurfacing surgery. He enjoys joint reconstructive and arthroscopic surgery because it can improve quality of life for his patients. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Practices at
Orthopaedic Specialists of North County
Languages Spoken
  • › English
Board Certifications
  • › American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • › Northwestern University Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency - 1978
  • › University of California, Davis, General Surgery Internship - 1973
  • › Northwestern University, MD - 1972
Memberships & Associations
  • › American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • › American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • › American College of Sports Medicine
  • › Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • › American Society for Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • › Western Orthopaedic Association
  • › American Medical Association
  • › San Diego County Medical Association
  • › American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • › California Orthopaedic Association
  • › American Sports Medicine Association
Associated Doctors
Andrew M. Cooperman, MD
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Patrick J. Padilla, MD
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David L. Daugherty, MD
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Erik S. Stark, MD
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3905 Waring Road
Oceanside, CA, 92056

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