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Jeremy McCandless, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon located in San Diego, CA

At Active Life Orthopedics, Dr. Jeremy McCandless is an Orthopedic Surgeon and a leading provider of minimally invasive joint surgery. Dr. McCandless serves patients throughout San Diego County from two locations: El Cajon and Coronado. His specialties include partial and full knee replacement, robotic joint replacement, total hip replacement, and treatment for various causes of knee and hip pain including arthritis.

Dr. McCandless obtained his Medical degree from Case Western Reserve. He completed his surgical residency in Orthopedic Surgery and was certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. After his residency. Dr. McCandless pursued specialized training and research in joint replacement. Dr. McCandless is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

In addition to specializing in joint replacement, Dr. McCandless is extensively trained in revision surgery and complex fracture surgical care. Dr. McCandless prides himself on providing the most effective and successful surgical procedures to all of his patients and has performed more robotic joint replacement surgeries than any other surgeon in San Diego County. The entire practice is also devoted to ensuring that each patient receives the highest level of medical care and treatment.

Dr. McCandless believes that quality of life and mobility go hand in hand. He understands that surgery is an excellent solution for several medical issues, but is not the only one available. Dr. McCandless utilizes all techniques and technologies available, from computer navigation to minimally invasive surgical options. His goal is to understand his patient’s physical demands and requirements in order to develop a solution customized for their unique situation.

Active Life Orthopedics and Dr. McCandless welcome new patients to the practice, where most major forms of health insurance are accepted.

We wish to hear your story and establish a rapport and understanding of your goals. Once we have diagnosed the problem we wish to explain the details in a way that you can understand the issue and its implications towards your symptoms. Based on your short and long term goals we will create a treatment plan that is flexible and varied in its approach. We believe that joint pain and arthritis have effects beyond pain also affecting your attitude and general well-being. The saying goes "Pain is a part of life but suffering is optional." Our aim is to clarify which of the difficulties you are experiencing are optional.

We are affiliated with Sharp Grossmont and Sharp Coronado hospitals. We have convenient office hours near both of these locations to better serve you.

Dr. McCandless, MD and the team at Active Life Orthopedics are located very close to San Diego’s military bases including Naval Base San Diego, Naval Base Point Loma, US Navy Department, North Island Naval Air Station (Halsey Field), US Naval Military Sealift, and The 32nd Street Base.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most PPO providers, and HMO through Sharp Community Medical Group.  To the right is a short list of the providers we accept.  Please contact our office if your provider is not listed, or if you have any questions.

Beech Street
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Chinese Community Health Plan
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Fortified Provider Network
Great West Life
Health Net
Multiplan PHCS

Words from our patients

  • "I found Dr.McCandless very through and knowledgeable on my diagnosis for a knee replacement. He’s very skilled and technical with his surgery."

    Verified Patient
  • "I had a very positive and upbeat experience, even though this surgery is a difficult one. I would easily recommend Dr. McCandless for knee replacement surgery."

    Verified Patient
  • "Partial knee replacement has given me my life back. Totally great experience."

    Verified Patient


Active Life Orthopedics
4060 4th Ave, #700
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 619-324-8195

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