Dr. George W. Balfour, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery • Male

2625 W Alameda Ave
Burbank, CA 91505
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Dr. Balfour's Offices

2625 W Alameda Ave
Burbank, CA 91505
43847 Heaton Ave Ste I
Lancaster, CA 93534
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Dr. Balfour's Experience

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Hospital Quality

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Northridge Hospital Medical Center
18300 Roscoe Boulevard
Northridge, CA 91325
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
501 South Buena Vista
Burbank, CA 91505

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    Phone & Address

    Check insurance plans, locations and make an appointment

    Is Dr. Balfour accepting new patients?

    • Yes.
    A
    2625 W Alameda Ave
    Burbank, CA 91505
    (818) 732-8376
    Contact Information
    (818) 955-9898 (Office)
    B
    43847 Heaton Ave Ste I
    Lancaster, CA 93534
    (818) 732-8376
    Contact Information
    (661) 948-0385 (Office)
    C
    14624 Sherman Way Ste 303
    Van Nuys, CA 91405
    (818) 732-8376
    Contact Information
    (818) 902-2800 (Office)
    D
    2486 N Ponderosa Dr
    Camarillo, CA 93010
    (818) 732-8376
    Contact Information
    (805) 383-0271 (Office)
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    Accepted Insurances

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  2. Dr. Balfour's Experience

    Dr. Balfour's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    • Pediatric Hand Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery of the Hand

    Board Certifications

    • Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    1
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Diagnostic Ultrasound
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
    • Elbow Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Excision of Metacarpals and Carpals
    • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand Surgery
    • Joint Drainage
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Non-Spinal Nerve Blocks
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Tendon Transfer
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Replacement
    2
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteoporosis
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scapular Fracture
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    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fracture
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    3

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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Medical College Of Wisconsin

    Internship Hospital

    Lac Usc
    Complete in 1974

    Residency Hospital

    Martin Luther King
    Complete in 1980

    Fellowship Hospital

    Orthopedic Hospital
    Complete in 1981

    Memberships & Professional Affiliations

    Professional Affiliations

    California Orthopaedic Association , Member
    The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Balfour & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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  3. Dr. Balfour's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

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      Northridge Hospital Medical Center

    • Antelope Valley Hospital

    • Palmdale Regional Medical Center

    • Providence Holy Cross Medical Center

    • Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

    • Valley Presbyterian Hospital

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  4. Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Balfour

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balfour to family and friends

    41 responses
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    41 responses
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    41 responses
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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes 41 responses
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    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    41 responses
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    41 responses
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    How well provider listens and answers questions
    41 responses
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    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    41 responses
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