Dr. George W. Balfour, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery • Male • Age 72

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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18300 Roscoe Blvd
Northridge, CA 91325
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15031 Rinaldi St
Mission Hills, CA 91345

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    Phone & Address

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    2625 W Alameda Ave
    Burbank, CA 91505
    (818) 732-8376
    Contact Information
    (818) 955-9898 (Office)
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    43847 Heaton Ave Ste I
    Lancaster, CA 93534
    (818) 732-8376
    Contact Information
    (661) 948-0385 (Office)
    C
    Valley Orthopedic Surgery
    14624 Sherman Way Ste 303
    Van Nuys, CA 91405
    (818) 732-8376
    Contact Information
    (818) 902-2800 (Office)
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    2486 N Ponderosa Dr
    Camarillo, CA 93010
    (818) 732-8376
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    (805) 383-0271 (Office)
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  2. Dr. Balfour's Experience

    Dr. Balfour's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

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

    Board Certifications

    • Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Arm Surgery
    • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
    • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand Surgery
    • Joint Drainage
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon Transfer
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Replacement
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    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Disorders
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Foot Conditions
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Contracture
    • Hand Fracture
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Knee Disorders
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
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    • 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
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Spine Disorders
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fracture
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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

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    • 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

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    • 27 responses
    • 2 reviews

    2.6 out of 5

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    1 out of 5
    -Los Angeles, CA |

    I'm in my 20s and I had joint cysts in my knuckle that were causing me pain, preventing me from doing my job correctly. He treated it like a dumb request and on surgery day was late (and billed me for it), did a poor job (the finger aches now) and the sutures were lazy and eventually puckered leading to a mild infection. I now have an ugly scar because of it. I have had this surgery before with another doctor on a different knuckle and I know how easy it should have been for a qualified doctor.

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    1 out of 5
    -Studio City, CA |

    Poor communication skills. I walked away with no advice on how to help my current situation, just wait for approval for next set of tests...

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