Dr. James Balserak, MD

Dr. James Balserak, MD

General Surgery | Male | 52 years old

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Dr. Balserak specializes in General Surgery and practices in Tucson, AZ. He practices at 1 location.

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based on 17 total surveys (5 with reviews)
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in Phoenix, AZ |
I just had a complete thyroidectomy by Dr. Balserak, he was very professional, very through with me and his care was amazing, he called me personally the day after the surgery to check on me and also one week later to check on me asked if I had any questions or concerns answered them all very well and gave me test results. I would totally recommend him and his staff and surgery center.
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.
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!
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.
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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  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    University Ariz Health Scis Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    University Ariz Health Scis Center

    Completed in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • 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
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • 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
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • 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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