Dr. James Hammesfahr, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. James Hammesfahr, MD
Dr. James Hammesfahr, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Marietta, GA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years.

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Dr. Hammesfahr's Performance
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
Chicago, IL |
Dr. Hammesfahr is great! Very attentive and responsive; never had an issue accessing him. couldn't recommend him higher
I had a great experience with Dr. Hammesfahr! He is kind and did not rush me, he took the time to explain everything to me about my injury. The office is well ran and organized. They worked quickly to get my medical records faxed from another dr that I forgot to bring with me. I would recommend to anyone with a knee or leg injury because he is the best!
in Woodstock, ga |
Going back to Peachtree Orthopedic, they are nicer and care more for you as a patient
in atlanta, ga |
I don't believe that just because your a doctor that you should not have respect for your patients time or maybe you just don't care.c
atlanta, ga |
No compassion or patience, I was hurting during when he checked my knee and got mad when I ask him to stop.
I have now seen Dr. Hammesfahr for not one, but two knee injuries. He is always extremely thorough in his explanation of both what happened and how he wants to treat it. Also, Dr. Hammesfahr is one of the kindest doctors I have ever seen. He is always so patient with my dozens of questions! His staff is really nice and friendly — no matter how busy the office is, they give me their full attention when checking me in, taking me to a room, or checking me out. I would HIGHLY recommend!
in roswell, ga |
Dr Hammesfahr has been my doctor for many years. I have not been in the office for over 2 years, but recently I hurt my hip and knee. It was so good to see so many of the same faces. Dr Rick remembered my last injury and took the time to catch up with me before examining me. Of course it is always a plus to be able to get the MRI done in the same office. Dr Rick saw me back in two days time for my results and we have a game plan. This practice is one of the best. Never rushed in and out.
in Georgia |
Recently my son and I were both treated by Dr. Hammesfahr and received excellent care. He took a great deal of time explaining the injury, and was not quick to recommend surgery, but instead used physical therapy which worked in both instances. We appreciated him not rushing to the idea of surgery. He couldn't have been more thorough, and the front office staff were all very nice. We have gone to Dr. Hammesfahr for many things throughout the years and I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Marietta, GA |
Dr. Hammesfahr is one of the best surgeons I have seen in a long time, so if other people are dissatisfied it is because of them. The only reason I ever had to wait is if there was an emergency worse than mine, and if you can't be patient when someone else is in pain I feel sorry for you... He has done miracles with patients that I never thought would ever be right again so I would totally see him...
in Marietta Georgia |
Not good long wait
in Kennesaw,Ga |
Gave a 1 star because I couldn't give 1/2 or less...
in Alpharetta, GA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Hammesfahr's for at least 25 years. There is NO OTHER surgeon I would trust with my family and friends (all who have been extremely satisfied and grateful for the recommendation). Dr. Hammesfahr's reassuring and gentle manner are so comforting, and he takes his time to fully explain the injury and what is necessary to heal those injuries. Even though I have to drive about an hour to get to him, it is worth it!
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


  • Medical School
    University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Newark

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Emory University

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Emory University

    Completed in 1982

  • Undergraduate School
    Colgate University

    Graduated in 1973

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate