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Dr. James Bates, MD

Dr. James Bates, MD

Age 57 Orthopedic Surgery M
(13) 13 reviews
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Dr. James Bates, MD is a orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Bates completed a residency at Cornell U/Ny Hosp&Cornell U Med Ctr. He currently practices at Orthopedic Specialists of San Diego and is affiliated with Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. He accepts multiple insurance plans. Dr. Bates is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery.

Education

  • Cornell U/Ny Hosp&Cornell U Med Ctr, Residency Hospital
  • Naval Medical Center San Diego, Internship Hospital
  • Amherst College, Undergraduate School
  • Landeskrankenhaus, Other Education

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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German

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Locations

  1. Orthopedic Specialists of San Diego

    1. 1
      Orthopedic Specialists of San Diego
      5555 Reservoir Dr Ste 104, San Diego, CA 92120 Existing Patients: (619) 286-9480
    2. 2
      Helix Orthopedics & Sports Medicine / Helix Open MRI
      8860 Center Dr Ste 350, La Mesa, CA 91942 Existing Patients: (619) 286-9480
    3. 3
      Orthopedic Specialists of Coronado
      230 Prospect Pl, Coronado, CA 92118 Existing Patients: (619) 286-9480

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I have had replacement of both of my knees through Dr. Bates. One in 2013 and the other in 2017. Afterwards I was playing Racquetball but now thanks to COVID am playing Pickleball. I play 6 days out of the week for about 2 hours each day. Both knees are doing exceptionally well. I also had Dr Bates remove some screws and plates from a foot fusion that was performed by another Dr the year before. I have recommended various senior athletes and have heard nothing but praise. As a reference, I had a major knee injury to my left in 1992 during a motorcycle accident which started my knee issues. Took out my medial, internal ligaments and half of my patella tendon. I had a few previous surgeries to try and repair. I continued being active playing sports like racquetball, softball and even a little touch football. Totally wore out the the left knee which initiated the left replacement and then the right finally gave up in2017. I will be 61 in June of 2021. Just amazing
Camilo Santisteban — Dec 18, 2020
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Dr. Bates frequently treats Knee & Lower Limb Surgery.  

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Hospital Affiliations

  • Alvarado Hospital Medical Center
  • Sharp Coronado Hospital