Dr. George Balfour, MD

Dr. George Balfour, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
75 y/o
(28)

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Dr. George Balfour, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Burbank, CA and has been practicing for 38 years. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery, and more.

Lesin/Balfour A Professnl Corp

2625 W Alameda Ave

Burbank, CA 91505
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

Background Check

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

Treatment Frequency
Trigger Finger
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balfour treats Trigger Finger more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Balfour treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balfour performs Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Balfour performs this procedure more than 85% of his peers

Elbow Injuries
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balfour treats Elbow Injuries more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Balfour treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Balfour's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Care Philosophy

Surgical precision with respect and compassion always.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical School
1981
Orthopedic Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1980
Martin Luther King
Residency Hospital
1974
Lac Usc
Internship Hospital
1981
1980
1974

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Balfour's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Balfour

2.7

Based on 28 reviews

5 Stars
39.285714285714285%
(11)
4 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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(0)
1 Star
57.142857142857146%
(16)

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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.
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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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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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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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