Dr. James Bruffey, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Scripps Clinic 310 Santa Fe Dr Encinitas, CA 92024 Get Directions
Dr. James Bruffey, MD

Dr. James Bruffey, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Encinitas, CA. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Bruffey is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and Scripps Green Hospital.

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Dr. Bruffey's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in San Diego, CA |
I herniated a disc on my L5 S1. I tried PT, meds, chiropractor (bad idea), accupuncture, epidural steroid injection, but nothing helped. Tip: My Sharp doctor would not give me a referral for an MRI, so I went to a local urgent care for one. Dr. Bruffey performed my microdiscectomy surgery January 2016 and I'm back running half marathons. I was told I would still have the 'other' back pain that I had for 20 years due to degerentive disc disease. I'm pain free for the past 1.5 years! Great doctor!
in Fallbrook, CA |
My results from the lumbar fusion surgery by Dr. Bruffey was very successful! I am quite pleased at the results. I highly recommend him.
in Oceanside, Ca. |
IN the last 15 years I had 3 lumbar surgeries,first two outcome very poor,#1 was on me, 2nd one was a bad luck of the draw with rehab people,i walked bent over in pain FOR 13 YEARS.then i read Dr.Bruffey internet Bio, he is a builder,artist and a perfectionist.surgery 8/8/16 3 months ago i have almost no back pain which i can only describe as post surgery elation.i am so very thankful that Dr.buffey and team are real pro's.Edward Swenton ps. happy to be walking Tall and Straight
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.
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • 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

Education

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

    Graduated in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Ucsd Medical Center

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

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 Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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