Dr. James Olson, MD

Dr. James Olson, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
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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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Dr. Olson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

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 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 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.

Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal 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
    2002
  • 2000
    University Of Colorado Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital
    2000
  • 1996
    University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital
    1996
  • 1995
    G Washington Univ Sch Med & Hlth Sci
    Medical School
    1995

Awards

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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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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Excellent knowledge of condition. Thoroughly explained surgery and answered questions. Very personable and took away any embarrassment of exam/surgery.
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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Altius Health Plans
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
PacificSource
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
SelectHealth
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
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