James Bruffey, MD

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine
James Bruffey, MD
4.8 Learn more 230 Ratings
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Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines
10710 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Scripps Clinic Encinitas - 326 Santa Fe
326 Santa Fe Dr
Fl 2
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Expertise

Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgery, Spine

Hospital Affiliations

Languages

  • English

Biography

Orthopedic surgeon James Bruffey, MD, treats a variety of diseases and conditions of the musculoskeletal system and has expertise in lumbar and cervical disc herniation, adult spondylolisthesis and degenerative scoliosis, post-traumatic spinal conditions, spinal stenosis, cervical myelopathy and radiculopathy, adjacent segment disease after fusion, revision surgery and spinal fractures related to osteoporosis, tumor and trauma.


Additionally, his practice includes minimally invasive techniques for spine surgery, including neural decompression and spinal stabilization via fusion. Dr. Bruffey has a research focus on fusion outcomes in anterior lumbar spinal surgery, as well as neurologic monitoring and protection for lateral transpsoas-based surgical procedures. He also evaluates the effectiveness of specific spinal implants and instruments for fusion and neural decompression, in addition to providing training on surgical techniques.


He believes in providing the best surgical and non-surgical solutions for each patient’s spinal problems. He also understands the importance of spending the time to make sure patients fully understand their problems and symptoms, so they can make meaningful and well-informed choices in their care.


In his spare time he enjoys snowboarding, reading and spending time with his family.

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, 2002

Medical Education

Ohio State University College of Medicine, MD, 1994

Residencies

University of California, San Diego, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1999

Fellowships

Scripps Clinic, Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine, 2000

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