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San Francisco Orthopedic Surgeon

About Dr. JAMES Chen, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. James Chen is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who provides state-of-the-art care and a personalized touch to promote the best possible outcomes for his patients in San Francisco. He has trained with the best knee and shoulder surgeons in the United States. He specializes in sports-related injuries, and offers minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery for the knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, and ankle. By adopting the latest technologies and mastering the most advanced surgical repair procedures, he’s able to reduce surgical incisions from their usual 5-7 inches down to just 4-millimeter portals. Less cutting means less scarring and a faster, more comfortable recovery for his patients. Dr. Chen works with the athletic departments of several local schools and is the team physician for San Francisco City Football Club.

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What people are saying about Dr. Chen

  • On a daily basis, I interact with his online medical program, which checks on my health, looks for any possible pain, and provides stretching and exercise tips.

    Lawrence W.

  • Dr. Chen was very friendly, knowledgable, and attentive. He got to the heart of the issue right away, and was very clear about treatment. I waited less than 10 minutes to be seen.

    Catherine K.

  • I really like how easily it was to contact Dr. Chen both before and after surgery using Healthloop. He really made me feel comfortable about the whole process.

    Vitals Reviewer

  • Dr. Chen ordered x-rays, reviewed them within minutes, and provided a referral and prescription for my treatment plan all in one appointment.

    Verified Patient

Dr. Chen'S General orthopaedic SERVICES


Dr. Chen is a San Francisco shoulder surgeon who offers advanced arthroscopic and open surgical techniques to his patients.


Dr. Chen is a San Francisco knee surgeon who offers advanced arthroscopic and open surgical techniques to his patients.


Dr. Chen is a San Francisco knee surgeon who offers advanced arthroscopic and open surgical techniques to his patients.


Dr. Chen is a San Francisco wrist/hand surgeon who offers advanced arthroscopic and open...


If you experience an injury which requires orthopaedic urgent care, you can book an appointment with Dr. Chen through Ortho Care On Demand. Schedule your visit with a click of a button and pay a simple, transparent flat fee, which includes the price of the visit, x-ray, primary intervention, and cast or splint. Never wait in long emergency room lines or pay hidden fees for your urgent orthopaedic care again.

Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

450 Sutter Street Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94108
Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 5pm
Wednesday 8am – 5pm
Thursday 8am – 5pm
Friday 8am – 5pm

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F: (415) 900-3001

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Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Inc.

Dr. James Chen’s private practice, Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Inc., is located in a beautiful, 4,000 square-foot building in San Francisco’s Union Square. The large, comfortable waiting room accommodates a busy clinic, and the dedicated, friendly staff are available for any questions you might have during check-in. Every member of Dr. Chen’s staff, from the assistants at the front desk to the office manager and surgery scheduler, are available via email should you need to follow-up after your visit. Sportsmed uses a top-of-the-line electronic medical record to oversee your care, and offers x-rays and ultrasounds on-site, whenever necessary. To make your appointment as quick and easy as possible, you can fill out your paperwork online before the visit.

InsuranceS Accepted

Dr. Chen accepts many HMO and PPO health care insurance plans. Please note that this is not a complete list of all our contracted insurance carriers.

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