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Dr. James Dreese, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 49

Dr. Dreese

MedStar Orthopedics

1407 York Rd Ste 100A Lutherville, MD 21093

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Dr. James Dreese, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Lutherville, MD and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.


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I'd heard nothing but positive things about Dr. Dreese leading up to my surgery. They were all accurate. He is a wonderful surgeon who is very knowledgeable and I would recommend him to anyone needing hamstring surgery.
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Doctor Dreese is my grandsons doctor. He did surgery on him last year and again this year. He explained the procedure completely to us. He was professional to answer all of our questions and address our concerns. He took time to be clear and precise with information on his surgical procedure. I as grandmother felt very comfortable and pleased with the outcome. My son was very nervous about the operation but was put at ease. I highly recommend Dr. Dreese.
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Dr Dreese was recommended to me by a colleague whose husband was an orthopedic surgeon who had trained with him. From the initial appointment until the last he has been kind, patient , informative and listened to my concerns. On the day of my procedure his bedside manner put me at ease and gave me confidence. I will not hesitate in recommending him to others and in the future if I have a need he will be my surgeon of choice.
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Love Dr Dreese. Thorough and professional and in one surgery fixed my issue (rotator cuff, labral tear and biceps tendon) that had been and problem for a year and half.
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I was referred to Dr. Dreese/Dr. Segley by a physical therapist friend of mine when I expressed concerns about meeting with a doctor who understand the importance of an active lifestyle. Dr. Segley explained the source of my knee pain and reviewed the pros and cons of rehabilitation vs. scope for a meniscus tear - I elected surgery with Dr. Dreese. Dr. Dreese exceeded all expectations; the surgery went well, and after the recommended rest period, I have resumed most of my prior activities.
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One of the most thorough and professional surgeons and staff that I've ever been associated with.
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I went in for a relatively minor surgery. Bucket handle tear. Horrible experience overall. Staff is incompetent. I had real questions that were not answered or were ignored. For instance how many days should I expect to be off work? No answer! Dr. Dreese gave me maybe 45 minutes of 1on1 (includes surgery, about 3-5 minutes pre-op and NO post-op time). 1st scheduled surgery was cancelled. I wanted surgery from other Dr, but I was informed other doctors would be stepping Dreeses toes!
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Dr. Dreese is a fantastic orthopedic surgeon! He performed an arthroscopy on my knee to fix a torn meniscus and did a fantastic job! He explains medical conditions/symptoms in terms I can easily understand. He fully explained options and approaches to address the remediation of the tear. His staff, both PA's and administrative, are 2nd to none! Dr. Dreese's personality and 'patient first' demeanor made me feel as though I was his only patient
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Dr. Dreese was the best decision I could ever have made! Dr. Dreese performed my surgery through 5 little incisions. I have recovered much faster than I believe I would have if the entire shoulder would have been open. His approach to movement and PT after surgery helped me progress faster than I thought possible.
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Great experience, Great results!
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Absolutely an excellent doctor. Diagnosed my problem and explained to me exactly what was wrong. I never felt rushed in the office as he would spend as much time with me as I wanted. Dr. Dreese then did surgery on my shoulder and followed up with me for the following 6 months by regular one month office visits to make sure the PT was progressing as it should. Dr. Dreese's professionalism and wonderful bed side manner make him an excellent doctor. A+++ experience!
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Dr. Dreese performed a chondroplasty on my knee. It was my first surgery and he really walked me through everything, gave me options and made me feel comfortable. I am now 2 moths post-op and everything is recovering well. I would absolutely recommend him to my family and friends!
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Excellent care from pre-surgery, surgery and follow-up.
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I realize that not everyone's body will respond the same way, but my surgery and recovery have been smoother than I even hoped for. I had a meniscus tear in my left knee that had allowed the cartilage to fold over and was preventing me from running. Dr. Dreese performed a meniscectomy and cleaned up the torn area. As of today, it has been two weeks and five days since my surgery and I'm already feeling pretty normal (back to doing most of my exercise, etc.). Highly recommend Dr. Dreese.
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Great doctor, always available. Very pleased with surgery.
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Very thorough and competent doctor. Would highly recommend friends and family
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Very caring and intelligent surgeon. Treated me vary well and made sure my injury would heal properly. Would highly recommend.
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Dr. Dreese did a great job explaining the injury and making me feel comfortable with all activities that led to a successful repair and recovery.
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Dr. Dreese has been a God send to myself and my family. I truly appreciate his honesty and his professionalism during the healing process and I always felt like he had my best interest in mind. I have always felt I could trust his evaluation and he has performed surgery on my son and myself. I would highly recommend him to all of my friends and family. Thank You Dr. Dreese
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Dr. Dreese explained things thoroughly at each visit. He and his staff were very helpful in providing information, answering questions and sending me links to procedures.
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Biography

Dr. James Dreese, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Lutherville, MD and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education

2003
Upmc Presbyterian
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Hospital For Special Surgery
Residency Hospital
1998
University North Carolina Hospital
Internship Hospital
1997
Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
Medical School
1993
Pennsylvania State University
Undergraduate School
2003
2002
1998
1997
1993

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(410) 821-8894

Dr. Dreese accepts the following insurance:

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Kaiser Permanente
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Medicare
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MultiPlan
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Dr. Dreese's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dreese treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Dreese treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Knee Disorders
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dreese treats Knee Disorders more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Dreese treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dreese treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Dreese treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Dreese's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Clavicle Excision Surgery
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patella Tendon Tears
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Quadriceps Tendon Repair
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tears
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Strain of Hamstring Muscle
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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