Dr. Karl Balch, MD

Dr. Karl Balch, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 36
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Dr. Karl Balch, MD is a reconstructive orthopedic surgery specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 2 years. He graduated from U Of Chgo Div Of Bio Sci Pritzker Sch Of Med in 2010 and specializes in reconstructive orthopedic surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.

2400 Bahamas Dr Ste 200

Bakersfield, CA 93309

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Balch's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balch treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Balch treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Knee Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balch treats Knee Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Balch treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balch treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Balch treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Balch's conditions and procedures:

  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Runner's Knee
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement

About Me

Biography

Dr. Karl Balch, MD is a reconstructive orthopedic surgery specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 2 years. He graduated from U Of Chgo Div Of Bio Sci Pritzker Sch Of Med in 2010 and specializes in reconstructive orthopedic surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2017
Virginia Commonwealth Univ Vcu/McV
Fellowship Hospital
2016
Ohio State University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2011
Ohio State University
Internship Hospital
2010
U Of Chgo Div Of Bio Sci Pritzker Sch Of Med
Medical School
2005
University Of Southern California
Undergraduate School
2017
2016
2011
2010
2005

Dr. Balch's Reviews

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I cannot recommend Dr Balch more highly. Facing Knee Surgery for the first time is a unnerving experience but Dr Balch has all the qualities you would want in a surgeon: As well as his re-assuring and lightly humorous nature he exudes both competence and confidence with a supreme knowledge of everything related to the procedure and recovery from it. I only want Dr Balch to perform my second Knee replacement
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I am thrilled with my total hip replacement. I am so thankful I chose Dr. Balch as my surgeon. I cannot imagine better care.
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I felt Dr. Balch was very professional in helping me understand my hip replacement surgery both before and after. I really appreciated the web site that was used for me to check in each day and get feedback from Dr. Balch. I’m two weeks out of surgery, and my pain level is mild. I feel like I’m making progress in walking, sitting, and getting in and out of bed. I’m looking forward to my follow-up appointment on Wednesday, May 15th.
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Very good care answers all questions . I would recommend anyone getting knee replacement to use Dr Balch.
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Felt comfortable and confident in Dr.Balch my first visit... He was competent and straightforward and got right to the issue
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I had complete in Dr Balch that he would do a great job and he did. He is personal. He speaks to you in a way that you understand.
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Excellent service, its been a positive experience.
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I would recommend Dr. Balch to my family and friends because he has been through in keeping me informed on what to expect every step of the way. I am 2 weeks out and I can walk unassisted, even though I still us the walker for safety and will switch to a cane today. I think he has done a good job and I look forward to my first follow up appt tomorrow. Also, I just like him. He is confident and friendly.
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My experience with Dr Balch and his SCOI staff has been excellent. Dr Balch was thorough in his examination of my knee issue. He took the time to explain exactly what my problem was, as well as proposing solutions. Once I chose surgery he was again thorough in explaining what this would entail. I felt comfortable and at ease going into surgery because I fell Dr Balch fully prepared me for both the surgery, and the outcome. I highly recommend Dr Balch
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I would recommend Dr. Balch to anyone who needs a hip replacement or any other surgery that he performs. He is personable, knowledgeable, and very capable. No complaints from me at all, only praise.
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Dr. Balch is a confident, kind, knowledgeable doc that has brought new, innovative technology to Bakersfield. He keeps calm, upbeat and positive no matter what comes up. He has made my complicated knee replacement revision into one of the easiest surgeries I've recovered from. First time up after surgery, I had better flexion and extension w less pain than my first knee at the completion of rehab. Dr. Balch WILL be doing my other knee, no doubt about it. Thank you Dr. Balch!
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Dr. Balch put us completely at ease. He answered every question we had. Surgery and recovery has gone just as Dr. Balch said it would. I will definitely use Dr. Balch on my other hip when it’s time to replace it.
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Excellent experience. The procedure and recovery were clearly explained and spot on.
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I like the internet web page approach to stay in touch and provide info.
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I am so thankful Dr. Balch was my doctor, he is very thorough, understanding and listens to you. I cant thank him enough for giving my life back to me!!
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