Dr. James Edlund, MD

Dr. James Edlund, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
Dr. James Edlund, MD is a general surgery specialist in Fort Wayne, IN and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 1973 and specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery.

11104 Parkview Circle Dr # 320

Fort Wayne, IN 46845

Contact Information

(260) 489-8898

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Physicians Mutual
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 98% of peers
Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Edlund "James W. Edlund was born in 1948 in Minneapolis, Minn. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from Oakland University, Rochester, Mich., and his MD degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1973. Dr. Edlund completed his general surgery residency at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids Mich. in 1978 and in 1979, completed his Fellowship for Colon Rectal Surgery at the Ferguson Clinic in Grand Rapids, Mich. Dr. Edlund has been practicing colon rectal surgery in Fort Wayne, Indiana since 1979. Dr. Edlund is certified by the American Board of Colon Rectal Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons and holds membership with the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, American Medical Association, American College of Physician Executives, Fort Wayne Medical Society, Indiana State Medical Association and American Informatics Association. Dr. Edlund is seeing patients at 11141 Parkview Plaza Drive. Suite 310 and 8028 Carnegie Blvd. Suite 500 in Fort Wayne, Ind."


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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

23  Conditions Treated

21  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • 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
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • 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)

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Indiana.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Oakland University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Blodgett Meml Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Blodgett Meml Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Ferguson Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Edlund has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Edlund's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Edlund to family and friends
17 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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Dr. Edlund's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr Edlund one of most experienced and sensitive surgeons in all of Ft Wayne. I have known Dr. Jim for the past 31 years and received exceptional care always. His respect for personal attention, understanding and sensitive listening, second to none. A disarming sense of humor always needed and...more
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Dr. Edlund is an absolutely amazing surgeon!! AMAZING!! Irreplaceable!! His whole nursing staff...amazing as well!! Thank you all many times over!!
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