Dr. James D. Rifenbery, MD

Dr. James D. Rifenbery, MD

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General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
63 y/o
10 reviews

Accepting new patients

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medicaid

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Care Philosophy

Since I became a surgeon, there have been a large number of medical advancements that make a real difference in caring for patients like you. This is especially true of surgery, which more and more is being modernized with minimally invasive procedures that can reduce scarring, postoperative pain and recovery times. In my quest to always provide the best care possible,I pursue advanced training and get involved with professional organizations that will help you get back to your life quickly.Read more

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Dr. Rifenbery's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. Rifenbery's Care Philosophy

Since I became a surgeon, there have been a large number of medical advancements that make a real difference in caring for patients like you. This is especially true of surgery, which more and more is being modernized with minimally invasive procedures that can reduce scarring, postoperative pain and recovery times. In my quest to always provide the best care possible,I pursue advanced training and get involved with professional organizations that will help you get back to your life quickly.

Dr. Rifenbery's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abscess
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Atresia, Intrahepatic, Non Syndromic Form
  • Biliary Atresia, Intrahepatic, Syndromic Form
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gland Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Abscess
  • Liver Cancer
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Pancreatic Abscess
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Parasitic Appendicitis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Renal Abscess
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Spleen Disorders
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Washington

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Emanuel Hospital

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Emanuel Hospital

    Completed in 1985

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Washington

    Graduated in 1976

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Brain Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyrodectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery