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Dr. James OLeary, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. OLeary

Midlands Orthopedics and Neurosurgery

1910 Blanding St Columbia, SC 29201

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Dr. James OLeary, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Columbia, SC and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.


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Dr. OLeary accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. OLeary's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. OLeary performs Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery more than 5% of his peers

Dr. OLeary performs this procedure more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
Knee Arthroscopy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. OLeary performs Knee Arthroscopy more than 5% of his peers

Dr. OLeary performs this procedure more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving

Dr. OLeary's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement

Dr. OLeary's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. OLeary

4.9

Based on 109 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Oleary did a total reverse shoulder replacement on me in May of this year. He did a wonderful job. I have had virtually no pain post surgery. Only some soreness and some tightness. I am back to doing my normal things now and am totally pain free. He is a very friendly and knowledgeable surgeon and I would recommend him to anybody.
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Dr Oleary is a top notch surgeon He is professional I am in medicine and he answered all of my questions patiently and professionally
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I had a great experience with Dr. O Leary for my shoulder surgery. He covered all of my options, took the time to listen to all my concerns and answered all of my questions. I am now on the road to recovery with no pain and he has clearly stated how my recovery will progress.
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Highly qualified surgeon, very happy with results. Easy to talk with, answers all questions and listens very well
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Great result with shoulder replacement surgery!
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Dr. O’Leary has done two minicus surgeries for me years ago and one week ago a partial knee replacement. I will have the other knee done in a few months. O’Leary and the Midlands Ortho Staff have always done an exceptional job. I have had nothing but positive results with all my surgeries. In addition I have many tennis friends who have had their knees done by O’Leary and I’ve never gotten a bad report from them. I highly recommend Dr. O’Leary and Midlands Orthopedics!
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knee replacement is a process as I am learning. Right after surgery, there is a good bit of pain that I was not quite prepared for, but it subsides over time. It is important to do rehab and also rehab on your own. I learned to push as much as possible and I believe that has helped my ongoing recovery. Dr. O'Leary encourages this and it works.
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I would never have believed that Total Knee Replacement could be so easy and uncomplicated. Dr O’Leary and his entire staff were absolutely wonderful. I was up walking actively, without assistance after less than 1 week post surgery. I could not recommend and endorse Dr O’Leary’s treatment any stronger.
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My right shoulder was injured while working as a Deputy Sheriff. The damage to my shoulder and comfort level steadily deteriorated over my career in law enforcement, to the point where I could no longer sleep at night and had lost strength in the arm. Dr. O'Leary examined me and advised that he could restore much of shoulder to its original condition. The surgery was easy and recovery was as uneventful as Dr. O'Leary had led me to believe. Wish I had done it 40 years ago. Thank you so much.
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Dr. O Leary fully explained my condition and treatment options. I chose a partial knee replacement. Dr. O Leary explained the surgery and what to expect during both immediate and extended recovery. He won my confidence right away as a highly skilled surgeon with extensive experience in knee replacements. He has put together a great team of professionals including the pre-op, post-op and physical therapy dept. Many thanks to Dr. O Leary and his staff. Five weeks post-op and feeling great.
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About Me

Biography

orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2000
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Duke University Mc
Residency Hospital
1994
Duke, Dumc
Internship Hospital
1993
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
University Of Notre Dame
Undergraduate School
2000
1999
1994
1993
1989

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Providence Health

Columbia, SC

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

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