Dr. James Bruffey, MD

Accepting
New Patients

Dr. James Bruffey, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Scripps Clinic 310 Santa Fe Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024 Get Directions
(760) 753-5594

Learn about this Doctor

Dr. Bruffey specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Encinitas, CA. He practices at 1 location.

Are you Dr. Bruffey? Add your own statement here.

Dr. Bruffey's Experience

98Experience
Match
Experience Match

See how Dr. Bruffey's experience matches your preferences.

1
Specialties

For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

1
Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

Why It Matters: Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Orthopedic Surgerynull
85
Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

28
Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims not available

    No malpractice history found for California.

  • 0
    Sanctions

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

  • 0
    Board Actions

Education

Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

  • Medical School
  • Internship Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
  • Other Education
Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

    Languages Spoken

    Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

    Languages Spoken

      Visiting Dr. Bruffey

      Dr. Bruffey accepts 14 insurance carriers

      View all insurance carriers

      14 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

      *Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment

      /* /.overlay-container */}

      Affiliated Hospitals

      Hospital Quality

      Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Bruffey has admitting privileges.

      Hospital Quality Awards

      ×

      Reviewing Dr. Bruffey

      Dr. Bruffey's Review Details
      4.5 based on 15 responses
      Help millions around the nation find the right doctor by sharing your experience with your doctor.
      Key Survey Insights
      • Trustworthiness
         (15)
      • Helpfulness
         (15)
      • Staff
         (15)
      • Scheduling
         (15)
      Experience with Dr. Bruffey
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
         (15)
      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (15)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (15)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
         (15)
      Dr. Bruffey's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (15)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
         (15)
      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
         (15)
      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        10 – 15 minutes (13)
      Open Full Survey+
      in Newport Beach, CA |
      I had the most incredibly good experience on a significant neck surgery with Dr. Bruffey and his entire team. Four level Laminoplasty. His attention to detail and problem solving for the specific issue is unparalleled. I can not say enough positive things and would unequivocally recommend a consult and if deemed necessary surgery with him!!
      in San Diego, CA |
      We had an have the utmost confidence in Dr. Bruffey's skills. His follow thru and bedside manner are excellent as well.
      Have you seen Dr. Bruffey?
      Are you Dr. Bruffey? Post a response on your personalized profile.

      Compare Dr. Bruffey

      Compare this Doctor

      View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.

      View all 427 matches
      ×

      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Board Certifications

      Why It Matters: Dr. Bruffey's Board Certifications

      Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ankle Sprains and Strains
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Baker’s Cyst
      • Bone Cancer
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Broken Neck
      • Bursitis
      • Cancer
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chondrocalcinosis
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Coccygeal Pain
      • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Femur Fracture
      • Foot Conditions
      • Foot Fracture
      • Fracture
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Gout
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Fracture
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Sprain
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Disorders
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Limb Pain
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Lupus
      • Myelopathy
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osteoarthritis
      • 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
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Pelvic Fracture
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Pseudoarthrosis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Runner's Knee
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Sjögren's Syndrome
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Wrist Fracture

      Procedures Performed

      • Arm Surgery
      • Disc Replacement
      • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Fracture Care
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Hip Replacement
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Surgery
      • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
      • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Steroid Injection
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

      Background Check

      • 0
        Malpractice Claims

        No malpractice history found for California.

      • 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

      • Medical School
        Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health

        Graduated in 1994

      • Residency Hospital
        Ucsd Medical Center

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
        What is a recognized doctor
      • Media & Publications

        Dr. Bruffey has no media or publications listed.

      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
      ×

      Dr. Bruffey's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
      ×

      Why Does Experience Matter?

      Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.

      ×

      Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Bruffey

      Overall Patient Satisfaction Score

      Dr. Bruffey's Office & Staff

      Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Bruffey

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients