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Dr. Thomas Helbig, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Helbig

South Mountain Orthopaedic Associates, LLC

61 1st St South Orange, NJ 07079

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Dr. Thomas Helbig, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in South Orange, NJ and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.


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(973) 762-8344

Dr. Helbig accepts the following insurance:

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Choice POS
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Choice PPO
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GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
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Contemporary Medigap
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MultiPlan
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QualCare
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Options PPO

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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Dr. Helbig's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Helbig treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Helbig treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
Neck Muscle Strain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Helbig treats Neck Muscle Strain more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Helbig treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Helbig treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Helbig treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Helbig's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

All patients are treated with kindness and respect.  We pride ourselves on having an excellent trained staff who have been with us for many years.  Patients are encouraged to ask questions and get the ultimate care during their consultation...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1987
University Hospital SUNY Upstate Medical University
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Umdnj-University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
Rutgers University
Undergraduate School
1982
Umdnj-University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1981
UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School
Medical School
1987
1986
1986
1982
1981

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Helbig

4.6

Based on 10 reviews

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Excellent Doctor who always pinpoints exactly what is wrong with me. I had a shoulder arthroscopy by Dr Helbig and feel great. He has also treated my wife and son - both were completely happy with the care. The staff is awesome - highly recommend Dr. Helbig
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GREAT DOCTOR, I trust him, he's down to earth and didn't rush me to have surgery. I have had shoulder problems for years and finally a friend insisted that I just go and make the appointment to see Dr. Helbig. He helped me with the acute pain with an injection then a few months later we had "the conversation". Yes, could go on with pain an occasional injections or proceed with an arthroscopy. I took the plunge and it make all the difference. The surgery went really well, I'm happy
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Doctor is very efficient, gets to the point, friendly, didn't have to wait long in the waiting room so his time management is great. Handicap parking in front, lot is across the street which is great especially when you are in pain. Staff seems well managed. I needed a MRI and Simone called me back quickly with my approval number. I like this doctor and staff- highly recommend Dr. Helbig
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After having several procedures done to my knees with unsuccessful results, I went to Dr. Helbig. From the very first visit he knew what was wrong with my knees. He is extremely knowledgeable, he listens to his patients carefully and he is quite approachable. He really cares about how his patients feel and the issues that they might have. He knows what he is doing! I had two knee surgeries with him and both times I had a wonderful experience.
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I was a patient of his partner Dr. Cuomo, who retired. I decided to try Dr. Helbig and stay with the practice because everyone is so nice. I was very impressed with Dr. Helbig and will continue to use him. I had horrible shoulder pain, never experienced anything like it, it kept me up all night and he suggested an injection which worked like a charm !
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Very professional and excellent doctor. Been seeing him for back issues and he has helped me so much
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South Mountain Orthopaedic Associates, LLC

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    • Mon: 8:45am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:45am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:45am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:45am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:45am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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