Dr. James Church, MD

Dr. James Church, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
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Dr. James Church, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Westlake, OH and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from University Of Auckland in 1973 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery.

1 Equity Way

Westlake, OH 44145

Contact Information

(440) 899-5555

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Church performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Intestinal Obstruction
very high
more than 99% of peers
Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Church's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Church does not have any board certifications listed.

23  Conditions Treated

25  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sphincterotomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Auckland
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Cleveland Clinic Fndn
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Church has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Church has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Church's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Church to family and friends
12 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Church's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

During a colonoscopy at the Cleveland Clinic, with only a minimal sedative and no anesthesia, my mother experienced extreme pain, asked the Dr. to stop, said it was very painful and he wouldn't stop. He said he wasn't finished. He continued to cut out several polyps. My mother was extremely...more
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IT WAS THE MOST PAIN I EVER EXPERIENCED. HE DID NOT TELL ME THAT HE WOULD NOT USE ANY ANESTHESIA UNTIL THE PROCEDURE STARTED. AN IV HAD BEEN STARTED SO I THOUGHT THAT'S WITH IT WAS FOR. IT SHOULD BE AN OBLIGATION THAT THE DOCTOR TELL THE PATIENT BEFORE PROCEDURE HE USES NO SEDATION. I HAVE HAD...more
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Dr. Church has been an amazing doctor for my husband and both of my children, all who have FAP, a hereditary colon cancer syndrome. We travel from Nebraska to see him and the other fabulous specialists at Cleveland Clinic every year.
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