Dr. James Rifenbery, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 66

  

Dr. James Rifenbery, MD is a general surgery specialist in Tacoma, WA. He specializes in general surgery and laparoscopic surgery.


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Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Castle Rock, CO

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(253) 203-6201
Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery1802 Yakima Ave Ste 202 Tacoma, WA 98405
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I have a lot more to say – not enough room here. Two laparoscopic procedures on inguinal hernia. Both failed. Follow ups – Dr seemed disinterested. More interested in teaching his procedure to his student or acolyte. Third procedure – different surgeon – successful and I’m doing well.
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Gordon Neu in Lakewood, Wa – May 02, 2018
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I was referred to Dr Rifenbery by my doctor. I was able to make an appointment for the consultation within two days. The staff was friendly and professional. The surgeon was very informative and answered all my questions. He said he knew all this is overwhelming and I could call anytime and ask questions. I'm glad I went there.
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James Bean in Olympia, WA – Aug 06, 2017
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About Me

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 procedur...

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1981
Emanuel Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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St. Joseph Medical Center

Tacoma, WA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

St. Anthony Hospital

Gig Harbor, WA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

St. Francis Hospital

Federal Way, WA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average