Dr. James Bruce, MD

Dr. James Bruce, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 71

Colorectal Surgery

Dr. James Bruce, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Fresno, CA. He is affiliated with Saint Agnes Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Office Hours

1510 E Herndon Ave Ste 210 Fresno, CA 93720

Wed

8 am
to
5 pm

Thu

8 am
to
5 pm

Fri

8 am
to
5 pm

Sat

Office
closed

Sun

Office
closed

Mon

8 am
to
5 pm

Tue

8 am
to
5 pm
Connect with a call center representative 24/7 to request an appointment.

Locations

Saint Agnes Care

Surgical Services1510 E Herndon Ave Ste 210 Fresno, CA 93720
1
  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
New Patient?
(559) 365-7147

At a Glance

  • Trustworthy Patients said this doctor is trustworthy. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

More Colon & Rectal Surgery Specialists at Saint Agnes Care

Dr. Bruce's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bruce

3.9

Based on 18 ratings

5 Stars
72.22222222222223%
(13)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
27.77777777777778%
(5)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Bruce
What went well
No reviews yet
What could be improved
No reviews yet

Your trust is our top concern.

We strive to keep the reviews trustworthy, honest & fair.

We monitor all reviews to ensure they comply with our guidelines and don’t include personal information, profanity, libel, defamation, harassment, obscenity or fraud.

All reviews are confirmed and audited before publication, and community members have the ability to flag inappropriate content for further review by our team.

Doctors can not pay for good reviews, nor can they pay to have negative reviews removed.

Any reviews that are deemed fraudulent or violate our guidelines will be removed immediately.

RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
I have had a couple of issues that I turned to Dr. Bruce for. These kind of health issues are never fun but Dr. Bruce never made me feel embarrassed. He is kind and pleasant. I had no issues with the staff as they were all professional and cheerful. Dr. Bruce is a professional and compassionate physician.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Michele Heffley – Feb 16, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Bruce, MD?
Reply
My husband has surgery. Dr Bruce is fine enough but his front office staff is horrible. We had to call every day, several times a day, for 3 business day to get his script filled. The rude woman at the front desk would only say that she was checking and the script wasn't sent yet and that she would call us when ready. For THREE days this is the response I get. I finally told her she needed to make sure the Dr signed and sent, not just wait. She acted put out for being asked to do her job. The when I called and she told me it was just sent, I found out from the pharm that the script had bee there for several hours. I guess they aren't concerned with patient after care. He needs a second surgery but we will most likely be looking elsewhere for a new Dr.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Helpful
Horrible Office Staff – Jul 28, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Bruce, MD?
Reply
Being completely honest.. I had a thromboses in the worst place. It was limiting my life. I was embarrassed and put off going to the doctor thinking it would heal on it's own. My GP sent me to Dr. Bruce who never made me feel embarrassed and said if I was free on Friday (couple days away) he would take care of it. Surgery wasn't easy but a couple of weeks later I was back to my old self. I feel like this man saved my life. A total professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
Helpful
Grateful – Jun 13, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Bruce, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Bruce?

Is this your profile?

Respond to reviews, add information, and reach more patients. Claiming is free and only takes a minute.

Claim your profile

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

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
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Bruce's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Bruce's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bruce treats Hemorrhoids more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bruce treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Intestinal Obstruction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bruce treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bruce treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus
Pelvic Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bruce treats Pelvic Abscess more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bruce treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bruce's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colitis
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Bruce accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(559) 365-7147

Dr. Bruce accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Bruce is board-certified in both general and colorectal surgery with over 25 years experience. He is dedicated to delivering compassionate quality care to his patients.

Biography

Certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colorectal Surgery, Dr. James Bruce joined Valley Surgical Specialists as a colon...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1985
Ferguson Clin
Residency Hospital
1984
Meth Hospital
Residency Hospital
1980
Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1973
University Of Texas
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. James Bruce, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (559) 365-7147, and for other questions, call (559) 450-7200.

Does Dr. James Bruce, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Bruce has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. James Bruce, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. James Bruce, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Bruce's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. James Bruce, MD accept my insurance?

Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Bruce accepts your insurance.

What are Dr. James Bruce, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bruce frequently treats Hemorrhoids, Intestinal Obstruction, and Pelvic Abscess. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bruce treats.

Where is Dr. James Bruce, MD's office located?

Dr. Bruce's office is located at 1510 E Herndon Ave Ste 210, Fresno, CA 93720. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Bruce is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Saint Agnes Medical Center

Fresno, CA

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)