Dr. James Babel, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 69
  
Dr. Babel
Accepting new patients

Bronson Bariatric & Metabolic Specialists

601 John St Ste M-283 Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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(269) 488-1524

Dr. James Babel, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Kalamazoo, MI and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Babel has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Wayne State U, School of Medicine medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with Ascension Borgess Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Babel to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Low Wait Times
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Dr. Babel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
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Practice Areas

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Babel performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Babel performs this procedure more than 66% of their peers

Gallbladder Removal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Babel performs Gallbladder Removal more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Babel performs this procedure more than 65% of their peers

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Dr. Babel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • 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
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Babel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Babel

4.7

Based on 12 ratings

5 Stars
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(11)
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1 Star
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I Had A Ventral Hernia He did Hernia Repair surgery On Me In June Of 2010 He Did A Great Job I Would Recommend Him With A 5 Star.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Babel, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Kalamazoo, MI and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Babel has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery than other specialists in his area. He gradua...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1984
SW Mich Area Hlth Ed Ctr
Residency Hospital
1980
SW Mich Area Hlth Ed Ctr
Internship Hospital
1979
Wayne State U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Bronson Bariatric & Metabolic Specialists

Healthcare Midwest Continence Center601 John St Ste M-283 Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Ascension Borgess Hospital

Kalamazoo, MI

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)