Dr. James Kanellakos, MD

Dr. James Kanellakos, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Kanellakos, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Morristown, NJ. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.

261 James St Ste 3F

Morristown, NJ 07960

Contact Information

(973) 538-0029

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 8 More

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Elbow Sprain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • 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
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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  • Dalhousie University Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

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Dr. Kanellakos' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kanellakos to family and friends
based on 41 total reviews (19 with comments)
Dr. Kanellakos' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (19)
in Dover NJ |
Dr. K was professional, on time and gave amazing advice for my injured knee. I would highly recommend him to others!
Denville, NJ |
misdiagnosis about 2 years ago. I had torn labrum of the hip is what I found out recently. He suggested I had a flexor injury and to rest it. He did not recommend an MRI.. after reading about the hip and learning what doctors should do, it surprises me that this guy could make such a mistake.
in Pompton Plains, NJ |
My experience with Dr. Kanellakos was successful and gratifying. His care in listening to the problem, diagnosis, explanations, surgery, and post-operative care has been excellent. I would consider his skills and services for other related orthopedic issues that may arise in the future.
Union, NJ |
I highly Dr. Kanellakos as an orthopedic surgeon. I was not happy w/my previous orthopedic surgeon and was referred to Dr. Kanellakos by one of his patients. Dr. Kanellakos and his staff provided professional, timely care in alleviating pain in my hip on June 26. I feel like I got my life back - No More Pain. I would not hesitate to go back/recommend patients to him.
in Flanders, NJ |
Great service. Thank you. Debbie Macias
in Basking Ridge, NJ |
I highly recommend Dr. James Kanellakos as an orthopedic surgeon. I broke my leg in the middle of the night and was fortunate enough to have Dr. Kanellakos on duty as the orthopedic trauma surgeon at Morristown Medical Center. It was a compound fracture and he not only repaired the broken bones but mended the skin damage and I now have minimal scarring from the accident.
in Boonton, NJ |
Dr. Kanellalkos was terrific and I couldn't be happier with the outcome of my hip replacement . His office staff was great to work with and I will not hesitate to use Dr. K and this office again. Wendy Demboski
in New Jersey |
I can’t recommned Dr. K highly enough. He is thoroughly professional, extremely patient with questions, answers them in understandable language, and the outcome of the surgery itself has been truly amazing. I experienced very little pain while in recovery (I used only Tylenol for about a week and a half), and his team, both in and out of the hospital, were very approachable and helpful. It was my first-ever surgery and if I had to do the other hip, I wouldn’t hesitate to go right back to him.
in Short Hills, NJ |
I had a total replacement of my right hip on January 5, 2017 performed by Dr Kanellakos. From my first visit with him through my recovery to date, I have found Dr K to be knowledgeable, professional and extremely skilled. At 6 weeks post-surgery, I have little pain and am walking with no limitations. While I have a few more months before complete recovery, I am confident that I made the right decision in having the surgery performed by Dr. Kanellakos. I would recommend him without hesitation.
in Morristown, NJ |
Great surgeon. Professional office staff. Everything he indicated I should expect during and after surgery was accurate..
in Hopatcong, NJ |
Had a total knee replacement and from start to finish was great to work with. He answered all my questions honestly and with words I could understand. He answered questions about my PT. Staff is wonderful and always friendly. Wait time in office and for appointments aren't bad at all. I would recommend him to my friends, family and anyone who needed knee surgery.
Morristown, NJ |
DR. Kanellakos was patronising and matter of fact. He had been referring to notes over a year old for a current problem and was using those notes to diagnose THE WRONG SIDE OF MY BODY. And did not acknowlegde or take any reponsibility for his mistake,
in Succasunna, NJ |
I had excellent results from the bilateral hip surgery and the PT afterwards, after approx 3 months moved the clock back three or more years in terms of walking, climbing stairs etc.
in Randolph, NJ |
Dr. Kanellakos is the best! He is caring, efficient, a great listener, uses the latest medical advances and I felt confident I was in good hands before and after my hip replacement surgery - Extraordinary!!! Would highly recommend him.
in Little Falls, NJ |
I had a total hip replacement done by Dr. Kenellakos. From the first day that I saw him in the office throughout the entire process I was impressed with with him and the entire staff. Dr. K was attentive to my needs and did not rush me through the many questions I had. I received a phone call from him personally 3 days prior to surgery to ask if I had any further questions or concerns and again he was attentive and patient with my numerous questions. Some of which I am sure were repetitive. Dr.
in Caldwell, NJ |
The best doctor I experienced in the 7 years that I suffered with hip pain! Dr. Kanellakos is calm, kind, attentive and he did an excellent job replacing my hip. He gave me a new hip, a new lease on life and I am so incredibly pleased and thankful!
in NJ |
Have been seeing Dr. Kanellakos for a few years for knee and hip problems. Recently had a full hip replacement, and after three months, my hip is near enough 100% recovered, and back to normal range of movement and strength. Dr. Kanellakos is very professional and caring, clearly an expert, and I have recommended him to friends.
in Port Murray NJ |
He was very understanding about my knee problem. Explained in great detail the procedures that I needed. Started with a torn meniscus repair,then progressed to a partial knee replacement 9 months later.
in Middlesex, NJ |
VERY disappointed, he did not listen, he showed no concern, not likable, I went to see him for a problem he specializes in and his words were, I CAN'T HELP YOU. I provided enough information and documentation with the problem areas but he did not bother & was just guessing. I can go on but this should give you an idea, basically he was NOT professional at all, to me anyway and I am Greek as well. This is one physician (and I use that word loosely) I will NOT recommend. Sincerely Chris S.
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Dr. Kanellakos accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Kanellakos has admitting privileges

Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
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Saint Clare's Hospital/Denville
25 Pocono Rd
Denville, NJ 07834
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