Dr. James Chow, MD
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Dr. James Chow, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Physician Group of Arizona 2122 E Highland Ave Ste 300 Phoenix, AZ 85016 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

My focus is on soft-tissue preservation and rapid recovery. With advanced training in hip and knee arthroscopy, and total joint replacement surgery, I strive to provide comprehensive care for a wide range and severity of joint disorders of the hip and knee.


Dr. James Chow, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. He is 42 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Dr. Chow is affiliated with St. Luke's Medical Center.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (7)
Phoenix, AZ |
Dr Chow is one of those doctors that may be excellent in his field, but has horrible skills and staff supporting patients. He was quick to schedule surgery that should have resolved a long standing leg pain, but complications set in after surgery requiring follow up plastic surgery and several appointments were cancelled or lost when trying to follow up after. As of date, he is still not available for the follow up.
in Phoenix, AZ |
In April 2013, Dr. Chow did my hip replacement. I was very happy with the results. However after a fall, my pain was back & worse than ever! He did a surgical release of the iliopsoas that provided some relief for a short period. Today, 8/18/16, I researched "pain AFTER a hip replacement" and found out that iliopsoas impingement & tendinitis after a hip replacement happens & can be treated with bursa injections. Over 3 years of severe pain & I had to find this out on my own...enough said!
in Phoenix, AZ |
infection in my knee replacement, had to have a revision. my permanent award on a injury at work was taken away bacause he is to busy making money to show up at my hearing. he would not mention my back problem, he has cost me 750 dollars a month for life,I think he and his group pay me a monthly payment for all the business i sent him before his bad knee procedure. I hope you read this Jimmy and know all the damage you have done to me and my family. William Lammers
in glendale AZ |
Dr Chow is THE ONLY doctor I will go to for my orthopedic needs. As a medical professional myself, Dr Chow is by far the best orthopedic surgeon I have ever worked with and had the pleasure as calling my physician.
in apache junction, az |
We are wintering here from Oregon and I started having problems with a hip replacement I had done in 2013. We found Doctor Chow and are so pleased with him and his approach to figuring out what is wrong with with my hip! Well worth having to wait to be seen. The front desk informed us there would be a wait but Dr Chow didn't rush through my appointment! His assistant Bricia is wonderful about returning phone calls and is a real asset!
Phoenix az |
Encourages patients to let him do compartmental knee surgery instead of full replacement. First visit we waited 3 hours. Second appt he brings in 5 students , patients need to know that he is only at the office 1 day per week and that two weeks out of every month he is iff training and his assistant refused to send a simple message/question when he is not in office. Then I left two messages for the office manager asking for a drug my insurance company sent to them, guess what no return call
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Dr. Chow's Care Philosophy

My focus is on soft-tissue preservation and rapid recovery. With advanced training in hip and knee arthroscopy, and total joint replacement surgery, I strive to provide comprehensive care for a wide range and severity of joint disorders of the hip and knee.

Dr. Chow'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
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Spine Disorders


  • Medical School
    University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine

    Graduated in 2002

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine

    Completed in 2003

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    New England Baptist Hospital

    Completed in 2008

    Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois

    Completed in 2009

  • Undergraduate School
    Stanford University

    Graduated in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed