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Dr. James Olson, MD

Colorectal Surgery ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Olson

Dr. James Olson, MD is a colorectal surgery in Boise, ID and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from G Washington Univ Sch Med & Hlth Sci in 1995 and specializes in colorectal surgery.


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(208) 424-0280

Dr. Olson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Altius Health Plans
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
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Cigna
Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health Care
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Dr. Olson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hemorrhoids
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Olson treats Hemorrhoids more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Olson treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Olson performs Colectomy more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Olson performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Olson performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Olson performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hemorrhoidectomy

Dr. Olson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colostomy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diverticulitis
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • 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)
  • Restorative Proctocolectomy With Ileal-Anal J Pouch
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) for Rectal Tumors
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Olson, MD is a colorectal surgery in Boise, ID and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from G Washington Univ Sch Med & Hlth Sci in 1995 and specializes in colorectal surgery.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

Uchsc
Residency Hospital
George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences
Medical School
2002
University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2000
University Of Colorado Health Science Center
Residency Hospital
1996
University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Internship Hospital
1995
G Washington Univ Sch Med & Hlth Sci
Medical School
2002
2000
1996
1995

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Dr. Olson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Olson

3.5

Based on 35 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
2.857142857142857%
(1)
1 Star
34.285714285714285%
(12)

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I have been seeing Dr. Olson since 2010 for a couple of issues. I could not recommend him highly enough. He is extremely thorough explaining and engaging me in all of my decision-making processes to determine what is best for me.
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Dr Olson is an extremely knowledgeable, caring and skilled surgeon. I feel blessed to have him over see my care folllwing a diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Can not imagine there is anyone better. I trust him so much I travel from Colorado to see him following a relocation.
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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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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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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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