Dr. James Bruckner, MD

Dr. James Bruckner, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
(21)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Bruckner, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Bellevue, WA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Bruckner is affiliated with Overlake Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center - Issaquah Campus.

1231 116th Ave NE Ste 750

Bellevue, WA 98004

Contact Information

(425) 455-3600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Hip Replacement
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia

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Procedures

  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Creighton Unoversity
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Naval Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Naval Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Seattle Children's Regional Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Of Washington Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctor Orthopaedics/Joint Replacement Eastside Urban Pages, 2009
  • Academic Faculty Teaching Award, Orthopaedics UWMC, 1999
  • Top Doctor, Seattle Magazine, 2008
  • Patients' Choice Award, PatientsChoice.org, 2008, 2009
  • Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2012
  • Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2006
  • Top Doctor, Seattle Magazine, 2009
Media & Publications

Dr. Bruckner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bruckner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bruckner to family and friends
4.0
based on 21 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Bruckner's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Lake Stevens, WA |
Dr. Bruckner came highly recommended to me by my peers in the medical profession. I've worked with many doctors in my nursing career and was delighted with the time he spent with me, answering my questions and his thoroughness in explaining the entire process. His bedside manner is exceptional. He has replaced both my hips and recovery was smooth each time. I hope my knees hold up, but if not, he is my man for the job. I have recommended him, in the past and will continue to do so.
in Seattle, WA |
Dr. Bruckner replaced both hips 8-9 years ago. He was personable and informative, and brought in great results! In my experience, few surgeons have any interpersonal skills, but Dr. B. was a breath of fresh air. In choosing the type of prosthesis most appropriate to my lifestyle, he had to go the extra mile to get it approved by insurance. I've put them to the test with several falls, but never a problem or dislocation. I'm now scheduled to have him do my knee replacement.
in Seattle, WA |
Dr. Bruckner and his entire team are efficient, effective and friendly. We handed Dr. Bruckner a 75 year old broken and twice repaired hip and he replaced the hip with exceptional results.
Dr. Bruckner does not treat the conditions listed on this web page. He does not even see all his patients. I have a labral tear that is visible on a MRI, and I never got to see him for an evaluation and hear his personal opinion. And this was after 2 mos of waiting for an initial appointment. Disappointing experience. I had three appointments plus imaging through this office. There is a visible problem. I never got to see him once.
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Dr. Bruckner accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN

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Hospitals where Dr. Bruckner has admitting privileges

Overlake Medical Center
1035 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
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Swedish Medical Center - Issaquah Campus
751 NE Blakely Dr
Issaquah, WA 98029
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