Dr. George W. Balfour, MD

Dr. George W. Balfour, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male | 72 years old

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  • Orthopedic Surgerynull
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  • Internship Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      Dr. Balfour's Review Details
      2.7 based on 28 responses
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      • Helpfulness
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      • Staff
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      • Scheduling
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      Experience with Dr. Balfour
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
         (28)
      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (28)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (28)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
         (28)
      Dr. Balfour's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (27)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
         (27)
      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
         (27)
      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        16 – 30 minutes (27)
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      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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      Specialties

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

      Board Certifications

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      • Hand Surgery
      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Bursitis
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Chondrocalcinosis
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • De Quervain's Disease
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Dupuytren's Contracture
      • Elbow Bursitis
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Elbow Sprain
      • Foot Conditions
      • Fracture
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Ganglion Cyst
      • Gout
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Fracture
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Disorders
      • 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
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Scapular Fracture
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      • Spine Disorders
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Systemic Sclerosis
      • Trigger Finger
      • Wrist Fracture

      Procedures Performed

      • 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
      • 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 or Wrist Tendon Transfer
      • 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
      • 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 School
        Medical College of Wisconsin
      • Internship Hospital
        Lac Usc

        Completed in 1974

      • Residency Hospital
        Martin Luther King

        Completed in 1980

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Orthopedic Hospital

        Completed in 1981

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      Dr. Balfour's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
      • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Balfour's Office & Staff

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      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Balfour

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      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Balfour's Care Philosophy

      Surgical precision with respect and compassion always.