Dr. James Chen, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

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Orthopedic Consultation
450 Sutter Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA, 94108

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I strive to help patients return from injury or disability to an active lifestyle, specific sport, or hobby. I perform advanced and minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, and ankle. I practice Sports Medicine and General Orthopaedic Surgery including fracture care, joint replacement (knee, shoulder, hip, elbow). My special interest in the knee is ACL reconstruction and meniscus surgery. My special interest in the shoulder is rotator cuff repair and shoulder stabilization. My job is to give the patient the best possible medical advice and to perform surgery when required to return them to optimal function. Our team works hard to provide each patient with the respect and attention that we would give to our own families.

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Great and that Doctor.

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Dr. Chen and his team were very professional and also friendly. All of my questions were answered and am happy that I have a treatment plan I am comfortable with. My office visit was well coordinated across the board. I was in and out within 35 minutes and able to get back to work on time. Happy to have found Dr. Chen and highly recommend him.

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Dr. Chen was caring, knowledgeable, and presented the information in a clear, detailed, and comprehensive way. I would highly recommend Dr. Chen!

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Excellently!

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Super efficient, knowledgable, knew right away the problem and recommended PT. Also recommended MRI for ankle, which I probably should have gotten a while ago.

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Always great to see Dr. Chen. He's thorough and provides lots of great options for treatment.

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Thorough and concise.

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Very professional/considerate/knowledgable

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Smart, thorough, and very helpful!

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Great service and diagnostic. Everyone is super friendly and helps you with a smile on their face. I recommend to go here if you have any sports related surgery 10/10.

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Great experience!

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Recently had a large trauma to my leg, Dr Chen and his assistant answered any questions I haf regarding rehabilitation.

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i thought Dr. Chen was great. straight to the point. didn't make any assumptions. understood my situation and seems like the right fit.

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Really great doctor, found the problem in my knee right away and explained perfectly with a knee model.

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I really appreciated Dr. Chen's thorough diagnosis, explanation of what was going on and guidance on what to think about to move forward.

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Receptive, friendly staff. Got to the bottom of my problem right away and gave me resources and referrals to move forward with my recovery. Didn't feel rushed and wasn't waiting around for too long either.

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awed by the efficiency, professionalism and clinical acumen of this team. very sensitive to the patient.

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Fantastic doctor - would recommend to everyone in need of an orthopedist.

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I've been here twice, once for a sprained wrist and once for a fractured ankle. I love this place. Really friendly staff (from reception to nurses, cast tech, xray tech, doctors, etc.). Doctor James Chen is really knowledgeable and makes sure all your questions are answered before letting you go. High quality of service!

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Dr. Chen was great - spent time with me to answer all of my questions and recommended a proactive way of treating me, but also giving me clear recommendations on surgery vs. not (which I always appreciate). I would highly recommend him!

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Perfect

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Minimal wait time in office, friendly staff, felt my concerns were properly addressed. Dr. Chen is a nice, down to earth doctor. I had an MRI to diagnose a torn ligament, he then prescribed physical therapy and discussed recovery with me. I really liked that Dr. Chen broke out his laptop to pull up my MRI scans and show me exactly what was going on with my knee. That was really cool.

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Excellent doctor. He takes the time to talk to me to find out how things are going and what I should continue to do to help my knee. Told me to always come back if needed.

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Great experience - knowledgeable and communicated well would definitely recommend.

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Doctor and staffs nice. Translator nice and explained clearly. Ea

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Very satisfactory! They helped me find a MRI place within the same day. Staff we kind and helpful.

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Dr. Chen has been helpful and kind in helping me through various knee problems. I am active and athletic and he has been helpful in letting me know my options, explaining answers to my questions, and helping me get back to my activities. He performed my ACL reconstruction surgery this year and I am healing on schedule. I've had no issues with him and his staff are all extremely friendly, helpful and nice, from the front desk and up. I recommend this dr and his office.

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Totally satisfied from start to finish! Assistant was great! Dr. Chen was knowledgeable and was able to diagnose quickly as well as give appropriate treatment. Excellent bed side manner too.

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Brief and effective-just a quick meeting to talk about an upcoming surgery.

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Extremely knowledgeable, very easy to talk to, took his time to explain his approach and methods -- even sharing pics and youtube videos. In addition, his staff was very friendly. Overall, very happy and highly recommended.

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Dr. Chen's assistant was cheery, wonderful, attentive and succinct. Dr. Chen was warm, attentive and I appreciated his preliminary assessment of my knee injury. I will be returning for a follow-up after my MRI, and can update my review upon my final treatment.

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Extremely professional and friendly doctor - I went in for a consultation and was extremely happy with the way Dr. Chen explained my injury, options for treatment, and next steps.

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Kind, yet professional. Took time to explain my injury in great detail. Apologetic for a 5 min wait, which I appreciated even though I am accustomed to far longer wait times. It's certainly refreshing to see a Dr care for a patient's time. Staff is phenomenal too. Personable and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

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I have a knee injury from soccer. I've already seen another orthopedic surgeon. I am still having problems so was recommended to Dr. Chen by a good friend. Dr. Chen was informative and helpful (he's also a soccer player). I felt like he understood my worries and put together a plan to get me back to being pain free. I would highly recommend him.

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Dr Chen was concerned and spent all the time I need with me.

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Gave me good advice. I'm happy with the visit..

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The treatment was fine, but I think the wait time (~30 minutes) was too long given that I arrived on time.

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The doctor explained the causes and treatment and made me feel very comfortable with his direct manner and firm statement that PT would help the healing process. He was friendly and took time to chat a little about my background - not just the 2 min rush visit that is so common.

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Treatment still in progress, but great so far.

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Very smart and kind man. Also has a great staff working with him.