Dr. James D. Bruffey MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. James Bruffey is an orthopedic surgeon in La Jolla, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Naval Medical Center San Diego and Scripps Green Hospital. He received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and has been in practice for 14 years. He is one of 20 doctors at Naval Medical Center San Diego and one of 19 at Scripps Green Hospital who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of California at San Diego
Residency, General Surgery, 1994 - 1995

University of California at San Diego
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1995 - 1999

The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Class of 1994

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Vascular complications of exposure for anterior lumbar interbody fusion.
Garg, J., Woo, K., Hirsch, J., Bruffey, J.D., Dilley, R.B.

What's new in orthopaedic rehabilitation.
Botte, M. J., D'Lima, D. D., Meunier, M. J., Bruffey, J. D., Brage, M. E., Colwell, C. W.

Ankle arthrodesis: combined internal-external fixation.
Colgrove, R. C., Bruffey, J. D.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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