Dr. James Topolgus Jr, MD

Dr. James Topolgus Jr, MD

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Dr. James Topolgus Jr, MD is a general surgery specialist in Bloomington, IN and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1968 and specializes in general surgery, breast surgical oncology, and more.

421 S Landmark Ave

Bloomington, IN 47403

Contact Information

(812) 676-3000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Topolgus Jr performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Intestinal Obstruction
very high
more than 91% of peers
Cellulitis
very high
more than 90% of peers
Skin Infections
normal
more than 73% of peers

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7  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

100  Conditions Treated

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52  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Paracentesis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Indiana.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Indiana University / School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1968
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1968
  • Indianapolis Meth Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1969
  • Indianapolis Meth Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Topolgus Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Topolgus Jr' Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Topolgus Jr to family and friends
11 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Topolgus Jr' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Topo has worked on my mother, her boyfriend, and myself twice to remove various cysts/ tumors.
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I was a very, very sick young lady when I met Dr. Topo. I was beyond worried that he would blow me off as so many doctors over the years have. He ordered tests until he figured out my gallbladder was HUGE, and had been for many years. He was funny, kind, and quick to treat me. Some people may be...more
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Dr. Topo has done 3 surgeries on me and possibly a 4th coming up. I will not let anyone else do surgery on me that is how much I trust him. He is very to the point, but is also kind. He has a wonderful bedside manner and is always upbeat and ready to joke around. He saved my life the first surgery...more
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Dr "Topo" is a good and kind man. He has an interesting, positive and funny bedside manner, and he exudes confidence when talking about my medical issues. I highly respect his opinions and having received surgery from him 3 years ago (repair of an inguinal hernia on my right side, which I carried...more
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