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Introducing James Gannon, M.D.

Learn more about Dr. James Gannon’s background, specialties, and interests.

Dr. James Gannon’s Approach to Care

“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 specialties include knee, shoulder, sports medicine, arthroscopy, and joint preservation and restoration. He has practiced in St. Paul for more than 20 years. In some cases, he has cared for three generations of the families who place their trust in us. Dr. Gannon is a frequent recipient of the Top Doctor designation in Mpls./St.Paul Magazine.

Medical School
University of Minnesota — Minneapolis, Minnesota

Undergraduate Studies
University of Minnesota — Minneapolis, Minnesota

University of Minnesota — Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sports Medicine, Norway and Australia

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, Master Instructor
  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society

Team Physician for White Bear Lake Football

  • Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Voted a “Top Doctor” in Mpls/St. Paul Magazine in over twenty Top Doctor surveys
  • Consistently voted a “Top Doctor for Women” in Minnesota Monthly

Cycling, skiing, classic cars

Knee Replacement: Quality Information

Patient Education

Knee Animated Conditions and Treatments Library

Shoulder Animated Conditions and Treatments Library

Comment from patient satisfaction survey

Dr. Gannon is just outstanding. He has taken care of my wife’s rotator cuff issue with great success, my knee surgery with great success and is now helping me with a shoulder issue. This doc is the best. He takes the time to know you and your history personally, I don’t know how he does this, but he does.

Comment from patient satisfaction survey

Dr. Gannon is best doctor I have worked with. Knee reconstruction is very major, and he is an excellent person, doctor and surgeon. I would refer him to my family or best friend.

Comment from patient satisfaction survey

Dr. Gannon provided compassionate, expert, and technically impeccable care. He is kind, caring, and a surgical expert. His team is top notch; these professionals are engaged, knowledgeable, and concerned. Dr. Gannon answered all questions, was interested in my recovery, and comforted me that I would be able to get my into my physical routine after a period of rest and rehab. He and his team are great.

Kevin's Story

I suffer from OA in both knees and have seen several orthopaedic doctors and PA’s over the course of 5 years. Dr. Gannon was recommended to me and this has been the best thing I did. Not all doctors and PA’s are the same. I receive injections on a regular basis, and Dr. Gannon and Jackie are the only ones that make the procedure pain free! I will go nowhere else. Both Jackie and Dr. Gannon have a wonderful bedside manner and really do excel at what they do.

Sue's Story

Dr. Gannon did my knee replacement over 10 years ago and it is perfect. I have never had any problems in bending or stiffness. Thanks Dr. Gannon …You are the best!!

Survey Feedback

All of the support staff treated me as if I were the only patient that day.  You have an excellent team and I was very impressed with the entire staff in providing the helpfulness and the genuine care during my visit.

Patient Survey Comment

Dr. Gannon and his team are the best and there is no one else I would see for my knees or shoulders and I constantly recommend him to other people.

Patient Survey Comment

Had previous exam with another large orthopedic facility for same issue. Did not like the “puppy mill” treatment. Dr Gannon far exceeded my expectations compared to that visit. he explained the procedure I need, in a way that didn’t talk down to me. I was also reassured that I would be in competent hands by the doctor’s explanations.

Survey Feedback

Dr. Gannon is a fabulous surgeon and human being. He has done several surgeries on me, and one on our son. His bedside manner is excellent as well, and makes me feel at ease and confident in the choices for my health care. I recommend Summit to many people for their care as well.

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