Dr. Ernest Burch, MD

Dr. Ernest Burch, MD

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Age 49
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Dr. Ernest Burch, MD is a general surgery specialist in Mobile, AL and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Tulane Univ Sch Of Med in 1995 and specializes in general surgery.

6701 Airport Blvd Ste B329

Mobile, AL 36608

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Burch performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ulcer
very high
more than 96% of peers
Breast Diseases
very high
more than 91% of peers
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
very high
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Burch's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

56  Conditions Treated

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45  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

0 Sanctions

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

1 Board Action
  • Failure to complete continuing education requirements (5/16/2016)
    Action Taken: Education
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Alabama

Education

  • Tulane Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Alton Ochsner Med Fndn
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Burch has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Burch has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Burch's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Burch to family and friends
16 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Burch's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I had general surgery performed by this doctor. I was given the impression that the incision would be approximately an inch or two. It was agonizing and psychologically traumatizing to be left with a scar more than several inches in length. A year later the mass returned and I had to have another...more
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Great doctor. Makes sure you have everything you need. I had a medical emergency and he personally walked me back to the pre-op area and made sure I was well taken care of.
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Dr. Burch recently treated my husband at Providence Hospital for bowel obstruction . My husband was very ill when brought into ER . Dr. Burch immediately went into action, tried to treat the problem without invasive surgery and was very attentive, compassionate and kept us informed at every step...more
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Dr Burch is a very uncaring and in compassionate doctor. He did not listen to me when I told him I was having complications. Rather than see me in his office during business hours 2 days after surgery, his nurse called me back and rudely told me to go to the emergency room. I would never recommend...more
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Dr. Burch was the absolute definition of condescension. While taking care of my wife's wound, he ripped a stitch out, causing an infection for several days. When we asked about the issue the next week, we were treated in a way that no one should ever be treated. My wife was given no explanation,...more
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