Dr. William Bugbee, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 60

Dr. Bugbee
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Scripps Green Hospital

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd La Jolla, CA 92037

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Dr. William Bugbee, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in La Jolla, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bugbee to book an appointment.

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My knee replacement surgery was successful and professionally handled by Dr. Bugbee and the staff at Scripps Ortho. I highly recommend them.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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J. Moore – Sep 10, 2021
Dr. Bugbee is an outstanding knee replacement surgeon. Excellent result with mu partial knee replacement. His RN support stall is likewise outstanding.
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Sam – Sep 07, 2021
Dr Bugbee is an outstanding surgeon. I had a bilateral knee replacement 3 months ago, and my results were excellent. The rehab is challenging, and takes a commitment to recommended daily exercises over a period of a few months.
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Jul 26, 2021
Wonderful experience (except the first week in which I had a lot of pain and difficulty sleeping). Bugbee is a top notch surgeon. You don't spend a lot of time with him, but he gets the job done and does it correctly. It's been 3 months and I am 95% of normal with no pain, no leg length issues and no negative outcomes. Previous, I had arthritis and bone spurs. I could hardly walk 20 minutes without pain and considerable pain when sleeping. So, a few weeks of recovery and I am off and ready to take the next flight to Europe!
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Rick Ferlito – Jul 01, 2021
Dr Bugbee communicates well, listens well and has apparent empathy for his patient. From being very inactive, I am more active now by far. I am so happy and pleased to have had my surgery.
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Laura Wisniewski – Jun 09, 2021
My first hip replacement with Dr. Bugbee was 11 years ago. I was so pleased with my results that when I needed the other hip replaced, I went back to him. Not only is he superb as a surgeon but he is also easy to talk with when discussing your situation. Highly recommend Dr. Bugbee.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Christine C. – Apr 25, 2021
3 months out from total knee replacement, and I am very satisfied. My knee feels much better, and improvement has been steady. Dr. Bugbee did a great job. I expect to be back to walking around without a walker shortly.
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Lance – Mar 12, 2021
The whole Scripps System is easy to access. Dr. Bugbee was kind, thorough and very experienced. My bilateral knee replacement surgery was a complete success!
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Feb 15, 2021
My knee replacement went very smoothly. Recovery has been much easier than I anticipated. Both Physical Therapists I worked with complimented me on my progress, saying I’m “ahead of the curve.” Also, my scar is very small which I appreciate. Dr. Bugbee and his team did a super job.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Feb 12, 2021
This was my second hip replacement by Dr. Bugbee; my first was in 2006. He is an outstanding surgeon and caring physician. I strongly recommend him.
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Steve P. – Feb 06, 2021
Dr. Bugbee is an outstanding doctor. He performed a complete hip replacement on me. I'm extremely pleased with him and his entire crew. If i ever need other hip or knee replacement, i will definitely go back to him.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Ernesto Yerena – Jan 26, 2021
3 months out from total hip replacement and I am in no pain, can walk quite a ways and look forward to more strength to come with more exercise!
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Cliff – Jan 22, 2021
My experience with Dr. Bugbee and his staff was exceptional - I was encouraged to recover at the rate my body allowed throughout therapy I returned to hitting golf balls within 2 weeks of double knee replacement surgery and was playing complete golf within 3 weeks - The surgery corrected Bow Legged joints and legs A Baker's cyst - Chronic Joint Pain and corrected close to zero mobility The Dr. was proficient and professional throughout the surgery prep and post surgery therapy - One of the best things I have ever done for my body - Very much looking forward to expanding my activities and travels in my retirement. Many thanks to Dr. Bugbee - Scripps La Jolla and the entire staff
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Stephen Ward – Jan 16, 2021
Excellent surgeon, and very professional staff. I will use him for the replacement of my other hip.
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Jan 11, 2021
I had both hips replaced in one procedure and couldn't be happier. Three months out and I am biking and hiking hills and walking up to five miles with no hip pain. Dr. Bugbee did a great job!
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  • Listened & answered questions
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Carol Miller – Jan 04, 2021
Wonderful experience from beginning to end.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Carmen Jack – Dec 25, 2020
Dr. Bugbee is a great surgeon and a very nice person. His skill as surgeon allowed me to get back to normal activities in just a few months after my total knee replacement surgery. His staff is great and always responded to my calls the same day. I would highly recommend Dr. Bugbee for joint issues and replacement.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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David Trautman – Dec 02, 2020
As a result of an auto accident, when I was younger, it was thought that I would loose my left leg. An outstanding surgeon saved it. So as I considered right knee replacement I sought another outstanding surgeon. I developed a list of a few names and reviewed it with my doctor. Her response was that if her father needed knee replacement surgery she would select Dr. Bugbee for the procedure. I went with her advice and I am very pleased with that decision. Three months now from the procedure my knee is highly functional and better than I had hoped. Dr. Bugbee is professional, direct, responds well to questions and concerns and is certainly highly competent. I unconditionally recommend he and his great staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Bill K. – Nov 28, 2020
I had both of my knees done. Everyone was fully supportive in the office with LOA paperwork for my work. All my questions were answered and I felt very prepared. The Force program supports a progressive rehab program. I am thrilled with my results and felt like I was in full control during my recover supported by Dr Bugbee and his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jan zachry – Nov 26, 2020
He’s an accomplished surgeon and isn’t reticent about showing emotion. I connected with him easily.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Julie Stander – Nov 16, 2020

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Biography

Dr. William Bugbee, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in La Jolla, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Ca San Diego Med Center
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. William Bugbee, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bugbee frequently treats Osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis of Knee, and Knee Replacement. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bugbee treats.

Where is Dr. William Bugbee, MD's office located?

Dr. Bugbee's office is located at 10666 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Bugbee speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Bugbee's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bugbee treats Osteoarthritis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bugbee treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bugbee treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bugbee treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Knee Replacement
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bugbee performs Knee Replacement more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bugbee performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive, Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
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Dr. Bugbee's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • 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
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Bugbee accepts the following insurance:

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Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
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Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Tenet Network-CA PPO
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Scripps Green Hospital10666 N Torrey Pines Rd La Jolla, CA 92037
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