Dr. James Balserak, MD

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Specializes in General Surgery • Male • Age 52

1951 N Wilmot Rd Ste 2
Tucson, AZ 85712
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Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
350 N Wilmot Rd
Tucson, AZ 85711
Tucson Medical Center
5301 E Grant Rd
Tucson, AZ 85712

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Ariz Comm Sgns Sthwst Sgy Assoc
Ariz Comm Sgns Sthwst Sgy Assoc
1951 N Wilmot Rd Ste 2
Tucson, AZ 85712
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    Dr. Balserak's Experience

    Specialties

    • General Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
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    • Adrenalectomy
    • Bone Marrow Biopsy
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
    • Excision of Skin Lesion
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Gallbladder Removal
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Hernia Repair
    • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Open Thymectomy
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
    • Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Wound Repair
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1990

    Internship Hospital

    University Ariz Health Scis Center
    Complete in 1991

    Residency Hospital

    University Ariz Health Scis Center
    Complete in 1995
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Balserak & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Dr. Balserak's Hospital Quality

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    • Tucson Medical Center

    • Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital

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    3.5
    • 16 responses
    • 4 reviews

    3.5 out of 5

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    5 out of 5
    - in Tucson, AZ |

    Dr. Balserak is an excellent surgeon. I was very scared going in with having to have the right side of my thyroid removed. He not only sat with me and thoroughly explained what was going to happen and what to expect, but answered ALL of my questions. It was easy to communicate with him and his office. I'm very grateful for his work.

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    1 out of 5
    - in tucson arizona |

    He is a good surgeon but would not return my call right after surgery and would not prescribe anything for pain because I used pain management in the past. The office lady was screaming at me while I was waking up from surgery because no one wanted to give anything for pain. I wish I could go back and choose a better doctor and surgery center. Please do research before coming to this doctor!

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    5 out of 5
    - in Tucson, AZ |

    Dr. Balserak is an excellent surgeon. He is professional, kind, patient, understanding, and a very effective communicator. I completely trust his skill as a medical professional and wouldn't think to see anyone else.

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    1 out of 5
    -Tucson, AZ |

    Didn't allow time for questions. Phone calls not returned from Doctor (this could be office staff not giving the message). Never did physical exam on me prior to surgery. Unhappy with incision, though it did heal well.

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    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • CoreSource
    • Health Net
    • Humana
    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
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    Ariz Comm Sgns Sthwst Sgy Assoc
    1951 N Wilmot Rd Ste 2
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    (520) 795-5845 (Office)
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