Dr. James M. Lin, MD

Dr. James M. Lin, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

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Care Philosophy

To provide nonoperative conservative measures to your ailment first but when needed offering highly specialized minimally invasive surgical solutions.Read more

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Dr. Lin is a board-certified fellowship-trained orthopedic hand surgeon in Monterey, CA, specializing in minimally invasive surgical techniques such as...Read more

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Dr. Lin's Reviews

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Dr. Lin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
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Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
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  • Office environment
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  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in salinas, ca |
exceptional service and professionalism,used new technique. I had no pain staff very pleasant.
in marina, CA |
Very professional. I had immediate relief of my carpal tunnel. surgery was fast and I experienced no pain. Cant wait to have the other wrist done.
in SALINAS CA. |
MY EXPERIENCE WITH DR.LIN WAS GREAT. A DAY AFTER MY SURGEREY I WAS ABLE TO USE MY HAND.HE IS THE BEST.
in Carmel Valley, CA |
What a great doctor. He repaired my right ring finger to it's normal function. Timely and efficiently.
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Dr. Lin says...

Dr. Lin is a board-certified fellowship-trained orthopedic hand surgeon in Monterey, CA, specializing in minimally invasive surgical techniques such as endoscopic carpal tunnel release, in-office trigger digit procedure and Dupuytren's needle aponeurotomy.  Other conditions include arthritis, fractures, sprains, nerve disorders, tendon problems, elbow/shoulder problems.

Dr. Lin's Care Philosophy

To provide nonoperative conservative measures to your ailment first but when needed offering highly specialized minimally invasive surgical solutions.  

Dr. Lin'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 Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic 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
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Finger
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    Univ At Buffalo Sch Of Med and Biomedical Sci SUNY

    Graduated in 2003

  • Residency Hospital
    Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Baylor College Of Medicine

    Completed in 2008

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship, Baylor College Of Medicine, Dept. Of Plastic Surgery

    Completed in 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Finger Amputation
  • Finger Joint Fusion
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • 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 Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement, Small-Bone
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Needle Aponeurotomy
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Nerve Release
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Wrist Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement