Dr. James Burks, MD

Vascular SurgeryMaleAge 52

Dr. Burks
Accepting new patients

Valley Vascular Associates

16917 ENADIA WAY Van Nuys, CA 91406

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(818) 401-1010

Dr. James Burks, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Van Nuys, CA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Burks to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Burks' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burks treats Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis more than 100% of his peers

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

Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burks treats Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) more than 100% of his peers

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

Atherosclerosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burks treats Atherosclerosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Burks treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
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Dr. Burks' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Embolism
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Lymphedema
  • Lymphedema Therapy
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Spider Veins
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

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Dr. Burks accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA HMO
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
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Bronze 60 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Bronze 60 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
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 80 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Gold 80 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Gold 80 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage-CA HMO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - Network-CA HMO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
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Select Plus-CA HMO
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Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 Off Exchange (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Silver 73 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 87 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 94 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
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 Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Dr. Burks' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Burks

4.4

Based on 36 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (27)
  • Office environment (27)
  • Staff friendliness (27)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
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Dr Burks saved my father’s life and allowed him to be with us for another 3 years after doing so. He is incredibly kind, very knowledgeable, explains in detail but easy to understand, and a stellar human all around. I am so thankful for him.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Best Vascular Doctor – Jan 07, 2020
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I have taken my dad to every vascular surgeon in the Valley and am so happy to have found Dr. Burks. He is extremely well qualified and a genuinely kind person. That's why I'm convinced the few negative reviews (vs. ALL of his stellar ones) are fake, most likely from his competitors. I'm glad I went with my gut and took my dad to Dr. Burks. He is truly amazing. Thank you, Dr. Burks!!!
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J. Murphy in Sherman Oaks, CA – Feb 28, 2019
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Very good doctor. I trust his recommendations very much.
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Babak in North Hollywood – Mar 05, 2018
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I am very happy with this Doctor. I have recommended him to my friends and family.
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hortencia in Sylmar CA – Feb 24, 2018
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Dr. Burks is an excellent doctor. My wife and I have both seen him as his patients and he is the best.
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leo in tarzana, ca – Feb 23, 2018
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Best doctor I've ever gone to. I moved back to the Valley from Texas last year and he saved my leg after my leg bypass clotted and I couldn't walk.
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Feb 23, 2018
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He was recommended by my primary doctor after I was unhappy with another surgeon who wasn't helping me. He is very professional and solved my problem right away.
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Feb 22, 2018
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Dr. Burks was able to save my foot when another doctor had ignored my problem for months. I would highly recommend this excellent doctor.
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Van Nuys, CA – Feb 22, 2018
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I highly recommend this excellent doctor.
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Feb 22, 2018
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I highly recommend this excellent doctor.
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Feb 22, 2018
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I highly recommend this excellent doctor.
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Feb 22, 2018
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I highly recommend this excellent doctor.
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Feb 22, 2018
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I drive all the way from Valencia to see him in Van Nuys. He is the best vascular surgeon around.
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ann in valencia, ca – Feb 22, 2018
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He takes great care of my husband for 3 years. He is on dialysis and is very sick. The office is very busy but he is great.
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Feb 22, 2018
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Excellent doctor. He explained everything well and was very caring. Great bedside manner.
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Maria in van nuys, ca – Feb 22, 2018
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I recently took my uncle to see Dr. Burks for leg pain and a wound. He told me that his arteries were too blocked to do anything about it. He basically told me there was nothing to be done and more or less dismissed my questions about other options. I went to see another physician to did a procedure on my uncle and cleaned out his arteries and his wound has healed. I would strongly encourage people to get a second opinion if you go and see this doctor.
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Sarah – Feb 18, 2018
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Dr. Burks is not a good doctor. He told my father he would need to have his leg amputated. I went to another local doctor who easily saved his leg. Make sure you get a second opinion if you see this doctor.
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Steven in Van Nuys – Feb 15, 2018
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I found this physician quite irrational. I elected to see him for a second opinion. His views were completely different than 3 other physicians I have consulted with. His is the only physician I encountered that recommended surgery without further testing. Simply put, I would avoid him.
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Burbankc CA – Oct 29, 2017
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I went to see Dr. Burks for a sore on my foot. He told me that there is nothing he could do because all of the blood vessels in my feet were blocked. He told me that I would likely lose my foot. I went to see another vascular radiology doctor who opened up my the vessels and the sore healed in less than a month. I would not recommend this doctor. I really question this skill and judgement.
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Montreal, QC – Oct 16, 2017
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he explains information well, you understand what he is saying. Makes you feel comfortable to know whats going on in your body
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kathryn kaelin in Sylmar, CA – Dec 22, 2015
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About Me

Biography

Board certification:

Vascular Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Undergraduate:

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh,...
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Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2002
Mt Sinai Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Columbia Presby Med Center
Residency Hospital
1996
Columbia Presby Med Center
Internship Hospital
1995
New York University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1991
Carnegie Mellon U
Undergraduate School

Awards

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

Dr. Burks frequently treats Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis, Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), and Atherosclerosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Burks treats.

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

Dr. Burks' office is located at 16917 ENADIA WAY, Van Nuys, CA 91406. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Valley Vascular Associates

Valley Vascular Associates16917 ENADIA WAY Van Nuys, CA 91406
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Burbank Office201 S Buena Vista St Ste 305 Burbank, CA 91505
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Valley Vascular Associates27420 Tourney Rd Ste 200 Valencia, CA 91355
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Burks is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital

Valencia, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

3 Awards Received

Northridge Hospital Medical Center

Northridge, CA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

31 Awards Received

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center

Mission Hills, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Burbank, CA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Providence Tarzana Medical Center

Tarzana, CA

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

14 Awards Received

Valley Presbyterian Hospital

Van Nuys, CA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average