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Dr. David Balch, MD

General Surgery ·  Male

Dr. Balch

Kaiser Permanente Vandever Medical Offices

4405 Vandever Ave San Diego, CA 92120

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Dr. David Balch, MD is a general surgery specialist in San Diego, CA. He specializes in general surgery.


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(619) 528-5000

Dr. Balch accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Molina Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Balch's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balch performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Balch performs this procedure more than 83% of his peers

Appendicitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balch treats Appendicitis more than 57% of his peers

Dr. Balch treats this condition more than 57% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Parasitic Appendicitis
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balch performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 38% of his peers

Dr. Balch performs this procedure more than 38% of his peers

Dr. Balch's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventral Hernia

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Specialties

  • General Surgery

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Dr. Balch was everything you could ask for in a surgeon. He always made time for a thorough explanation and for any questions I had. I would say that immediately before and after my appendectomy was the best time spent at the hospital, mostly because of the immediately apparent proficiency of the surgeon and the O.R. team. Aside from addressing my condition and a successful surgery, the site of the three incisions are hardly noticeable. I applaud Dr. Balch's attention to detail when closing the
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After waking up with a colostomy bag due to an emergency surgery from a ruptured colon, Dr. Balch gave me hope that It was likely temporary. He was right. Six months later he performed a perfect reversal surgery and I am grateful to be returned to health, without a bag! Every step of the way, from the first night in the ER, to the second surgery and thereafter, he informed me of what happened, what is happening, and what to expect in the future. He is rightly confident and skilled. Awesome!
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One of the finest surgeons in the area!
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