Dr. Thomas Helbig, MD

Dr. Thomas Helbig, MD

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Age 62
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Dr. Thomas Helbig, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in South Orange, NJ and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.Read his story

61 1st St

South Orange, NJ 07079

Contact Information

(973) 762-8344

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Locals (any local)
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Helbig'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.

Dr. Helbig's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Helbig "Thomas E. Helbig, M.D. is a graduate of Rutgers University where he majored in biology. He went to medical school at University of Medicine and Dentistry - New Jersey Medical School and attended a Fellowship in Spinal Surgery at Syracuse University (SUNY). He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a dedicated surgeon and physician who is also dedicated to his family and enjoys time spent with his wife and children. Dr. Helbig enjoys the piano and is an avid golfer. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Helbig "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 and follow-up care.  We offer a very wide range of Orthopaedic services including alternatives to surgery when possible.  Dr. Helbig is an excellent orthopaedic doctor and superb surgeon."

8  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

95  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • 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 Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • 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 Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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 Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • 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)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
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24  Procedures

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

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

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Helbig has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Helbig's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Helbig to family and friends
10 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Helbig's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Helbig Says:
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Dr Helbig is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and a Graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry - New Jersey Medical School.  He completed a Fellowship in Spinal Surgery at the State University of New York (SUNY).  He is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and highly experienced in total joint replacement, arthroscopies of the knees and shoulders.  The staff has been with

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Patient Comments (6)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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