Dr. James Vailas, MD

Dr. James Vailas, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
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Dr. James Vailas, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Bedford, NH and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, and more.

9 Washington Pl

Bedford, NH 03110

Contact Information

(603) 883-0091

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 9 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Vailas performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 90% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 90% of peers

Dr. Vailas's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

85  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
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28  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Dartmouth College
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • George Washington University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • George Washington University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Kerlan Jobe Orth Clin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vailas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vailas' Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vailas to family and friends
12 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Vailas' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Patient Comments (2)

Partial bicep tendon repair Rt. Shoulder 2002. Left Quadricep tendon reattachment 2007. 2017: 1. Left shoulder arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, extensive, with releases, 29827-51. 2. Left shoulder arthroscopic decompression, 29826. 3. Left shoulder arthroscopic synovectomy, major, complete,...more
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An expert in the function of the knee and joints. I had severe knee pain for 7 years. He looked at my MRI gave me a clear course of action and treatment. Performed an arthroscopic procedure. My knee was pain free days later and has never hurt again, 10 years! In addition the other knee became...more
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