Dr. James Olson, MD

Dr. James Olson, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
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
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

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0 Board Actions

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    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
    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 of recommending Dr. Olson to family and friends
28 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Olson'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 (10)

I would highly recommend Dr. Olson to friends and family. He is an excellent doctor and professional. I have been his patient for about 1 year and have had three surgeries with him. I continue to be cared by him and his staff. I still have one more procedure to go. His explanations and thought...more
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I had urgent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in June 2018. Have had a colonoscopy and a CT scan since, all clear! About 9 inches of colon removed and no colostomy bag!! I would give doctor Olson 1000 stars if I could. I had a fair amount of bruising which is long gone. If it had been...more
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Excellent Doctor! Bedside manner not so much.
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Excellent experience.
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Today marks my 6 week postoperative date.yIhaven't felt this good in six months. My colonoscopy was on a Thursday and the following Monday I saw Dr. Olson. He wanted to get me into surgery that same week unfortunately I had taken Aleve that morning so I had to wait a week. His concern was that...more
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