Dr. James Olson, MD

Dr. James Olson, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
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Dr. James Olson, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Boise, ID and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from G WASHINGTON UNIV SCH MED & HLTH SCI in 1995 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery.

333 N 1st St Ste 130

Boise, ID 83702

Contact Information

(208) 424-0280

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • SelectHealth
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Anorectal Abscess
very high
more than 98% of peers
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
more than 92% of peers
Anal Disorders
high
more than 89% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • 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

19  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colostomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Restorative Proctocolectomy With Ileal-Anal J Pouch
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) for Rectal Tumors
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement

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

  • G WASHINGTON UNIV SCH MED & HLTH SCI
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • UCHSC
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Colorado Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Olson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Olson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Olson

3.4

Based on 34 reviews

5 Stars
55.88235294117647%
(19)
4 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
(1)
1 Star
35.294117647058826%
(12)

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What People Say About Dr. James Olson, MD
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I highly recommend Dr. Olson. His surgical skills are excellent, as demonstrated by my rapid recovery and full functions quickly returning. His bedside manner is equally excellent. I can't imagine a more difficult role than delivering a Stage III colon cancer diagnosis, and yet Dr. Olson...Read More
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Boise, ID – Aug 31, 2018
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I saw Dr. Olson twice in 2018. He is a dynamic person with an aggressive approach to the patient’s needs. He cares about the patient’s condition and needs and isn't in a hurry to hand out pills and leave the exam room. My condition included needs other than what Dr. Olson provides. He took positive...Read More
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Don Barker in Boise, ID – Aug 16, 2018
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We were totally satisfied with Dr. Olson. My husband had cancer of the colon which Dr. Olson removed and also took out his appendix and repaired an old hernia while he was in there. Great job and very good about explaining in detail all that went on with the surgery. My husband is not good about...Read More
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Simons in Nampa, ID – Jul 14, 2018
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Excellent knowledge of condition. Thoroughly explained surgery and answered questions. Very personable and took away any embarrassment of exam/surgery.
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Yarbie in Meridian, ID – Jul 03, 2018
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Dr Olsen most likely saved my life in more than one way. He is very professional and can be tough, but he cares about his patients. I have stopped smoking after 50 years because he didn't want to take a chance of losing me during surgery. He can be stern but gives you facts. I am cancer free...Read More
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Joyce Grimes in Boise, idaho – May 31, 2018
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