Gannon, James M.

Summit Orthopedics


Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. James Gannon is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who holds additional subspecialty certification in orthopedic sports medicine and specializes in disorders of the shoulder and knee. He completed his undergraduate, medical and residency work at the University of Minnesota, followed by fellowships in sports medicine.  Dr. Gannon has more than 20 years of experience providing orthopedic care in the Twin Cities. He has provided team medical coverage at local universities for a number of years and taught medical students and residents from a number of programs. Dr. Gannon has also worked as a master instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America.  He is consistently voted a Top Doctor by his peers in Mpls-St. Paul Magazine and as a Top Doctor for women in Minnesota Monthly Magazine.

Dr. Gannon treats common conditions related to injury and overuse of the shoulder and knee, including rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocations as well as ACL tears and other knee ligament injuries, meniscal tears and arthritis. He focuses on allowing the patient to return to the activities they enjoy. While his direct team consists of a physician assistant, athletic trainer and patient coordinator, he works diligently with physical therapy, bracing, radiology and surgery center staff to coordinate patient care.

Summit Orthopedics is committed to orthopedic health in our community. Our walk-in OrthoQUICK bone and joint injury clinics offer convenient, cost-effective treatment by orthopedic-trained providers. Dr. Gannon provides surgical services at Summit’s Vadnais Heights Surgery Center, where patients receive a premier outpatient surgery and recuperation experience at one location. The Center’s spectrum of resources includes walk-in clinic care, advanced imaging, state-of-the-art surgery, luxurious private Care Suites, and rehabilitative therapy services.

At Summit, we are dedicated to improving health through medical innovation, education, quality of care, and our commitment to exceed your expectations. The best part of our story is the way we help you realize your story of a healthier and more active self.


Insurance Providers Accepted

Blue Cross, Medica, Preferred One, Health Partners, UCare, Medicare, Medicaid, as well as many other commercial payors.
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