Dr. James Russell, MD

Trauma SurgeryMaleAge 70

Trauma Surgery

Dr. James Russell, MD is a Trauma Surgery Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from McMaster U, School of Medicine medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. James Russell, MD

Dignity Health Medical Group Arizona

500 W Thomas Rd Ste 400 Phoenix, AZ 85013 ()

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Excellent arthroscopic hernia surgery, urgent diagnosis, urgent surgery, very quick recovery.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My mission, along with the St. Joseph Medical Group, is to focus on innovative clinical care and the pursuit of excellence through scholarly activities.This...Read more


James C. Russell, MD, is a Trauma and General Surgeon with Dignity Health Medical Group, stationed at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.  Read more


  • Trauma Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery


MD Inst Emerg Med Sys Svs
Fellowship Hospital
McMaster U
Fellowship Hospital
McMaster U
Residency Hospital
McMaster U
Internship Hospital
McMaster U, School of Medicine
Medical School


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Dr. Russell frequently treats Traumatic Brain Injury, Inguinal Hernia, and Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Russell treats.

Where is Dr. James Russell, MD's office located?

Dr. Russell's office is located at 500 W Thomas Rd Ste 400, Phoenix, AZ 85013. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Russell's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Disorders
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Lipomas
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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(602) 406-3874

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Dignity Health Medical Group Arizona

Surgical Specialties - St. Joseph's500 W Thomas Rd Ste 400 Phoenix, AZ 85013