Dr. Thomas Helbig, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 62
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Dr. Thomas Helbig, MD
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.

61 1st St

South Orange, NJ 07079

Contact Information

(973) 762-8344

Dr. Thomas Helbig, MD

Dr. Thomas Helbig, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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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

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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."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
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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 Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Helbig to family and friends
4.6
based on 10 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Helbig Says:

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...

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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
Patient Comments (6)
Nutley, NJ |
I always feel better when I see Dr. Helbig. He is a miracle worker and gets right to the point, helps with my discomfort and is a down to earth guy. Everyone is very pleasant and goes out of their way. I highly recommend Dr. Helbig.
in Farmingdale, NY |
I must thank both Dr. Helbig and Dr. Buechel: I want to thank them so much for my successful knee replacement. It has been a year now and I feel wonderful and was able to take my trip to Europe and walk, walk, walk ! Wonderful Surgeons and Great Staff, too
South Orange, NJ |
I really trust Dr. Helbig and came here for another opinion on my knee. He suggested we try Euflexxa instead of rushing into a total knee (which 2 other docs recommended). The Euflexxa really helped and maybe I don't need surgery yet as I'm still working. He is very nice, I felt comfortable, he gets right to the point which was good, didn't have to wait long which is good since I had to get to work. The staff was really nice. Highly recommend
in Somerset, NJ |
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.
Montclair, NJ |
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 !
in South Orange, NJ |
Very professional and excellent doctor. Been seeing him for back issues and he has helped me so much
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  • Commercial Insurance Company
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    Managed Care PPO
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  • Locals (any local)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
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    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
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