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James Helgager, MD

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Dr. James Helgager, MD


3905 Waring Rd
Oceanside, CA 92056
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  • Orthopaedic Surgery


Dr. James Helgager specializes in arthroscopic surgery, hip, knee and shoulder surgery and hip resurfacing. He has an active sports medicine practice and regularly performs complex arthroscopic knee and shoulder procedures. Dr. Helgager is also experienced at total hip and knee replacements and offers small-incision and computer-assisted replacement procedures to appropriate patients. He believes joint reconstructive and arthroscopic surgery offer unique opportunities to improve quality-of-life for his patients.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1980

Medical Education

  • Northwestern University, MD, 1972


  • University of California, Davis Medical Center, General Surgery, 1973


  • Northwestern University Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1978


  • Northwestern University Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand, 1978
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