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Introducing James Gannon, M.D. [Video]

Meet the Expert: Doctor Bio Video Series

Introducing James Gannon, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Summit Orthopedics in Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota. He specializes in shoulder, knee, sports medicine, arthroscopy and total joint replacements.

Meet James Gannon, M.D.

Dr. Gannon’s approach: “Leading an active lifestyle provides an additional motivation to provide orthopedic care that will allow patients to return to the activities they enjoy.”

Dr. Gannon’s education: Focusing his studies in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dr. Gannon attended the University of Minnesota to earn both his undergraduate and medical degrees, followed by his residency. He then went on to complete sports medicine fellowships in both Norway and Australia.

Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive sports medicine expertise

From Olympians to pro athletes to kids in youth sports and those that just want to be more active—Summit Orthopedics delivers expert care by fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians. If you are recently injured or concerned about ongoing pain, Summit Orthopedics sports medicine specialists have the expertise to evaluate your discomfort and develop a plan to quickly and safely help you get back to being active.

Start your journey to stronger, healthier athletic condition. Find your sports medicine expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a sports medicine consultation.

Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MNPlymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.

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Video Transcription

My name is Dr. James Gannon. I’m an orthopedic surgeon with Summit Orthopedics. Having been in practice in St. Paul for 20 years, I’ve now worked with three generations from one family. And I do feel that I am sort of a – even though I’m a sports medicine specialist, I’m a primary care physician when it comes to the musculoskeletal system. I want my patients to have best possible result. But I want to educate them in the process. And I think it’s important to take the time to educate them so that they understand what the potential outcomes would be, whether we go nonoperatively or operatively. I think the question that I hear most often from my patients is, “When am I going to be back to normal?” And unfortunately, we can’t always be back to normal after a serious injury. But I think, for the most part, we can give people hope and get them back to a high level of function in a relatively fast period of time. My family has experienced a number of medical problems with respect to both my parents and my children. And fortunately, everything has turned out for the best. But I’ve experienced the anxiety and the fear that you would have with a family member who’s in dire need of help. And I would like to do the best I could do – kind of smooth that out for any of my patients, to kind of allay any concerns that they might have.