Dr. George Balfour, MD

Dr. George Balfour, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
73 y/o
(28)

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Dr. George Balfour, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Burbank, CA. He is 73 years old. Dr. Balfour is affiliated with Antelope Valley Hospital, Palmdale Regional Medical Center, Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Northridge Hospital Medical Center.

Lesin/Balfour A Professnl Corp

2625 W Alameda Ave

Burbank, CA 91505
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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Joint Pain
very high
more than 91% of peers
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
high
more than 86% of peers
Hand Fracture
high
more than 85% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Balfour "Surgical precision with respect and compassion always."
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Specialties

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

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • 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
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder 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 Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Lac Usc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Martin Luther King
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Orthopedic Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Balfour has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Balfour's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balfour to family and friends
2.7
based on 28 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Balfour's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Northridge, CA |
Dr. Balfour has been treating my husband for several years for multiple hand problems. I find him to be honest and direct to his approach in managing orthopedic issues. His passion is hand surgery and in my books he is one of the best hand surgeons around.
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.
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Balfour accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
    Large Group PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Balfour has admitting privileges

Northridge Hospital Medical Center
18300 Roscoe Blvd
Northridge, CA 91325
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Antelope Valley Hospital
1600 W Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534
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Palmdale Regional Medical Center
38600 Medical Center Dr
Palmdale, CA 93551
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Providence Holy Cross Medical Center
15031 Rinaldi St
Mission Hills, CA 91345
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Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
501 S Buena Vista St
Burbank, CA 91505
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Valley Presbyterian Hospital
15107 Vanowen St
Van Nuys, CA 91405
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