Dr. Marshall Balk, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Male • Age 54
  
Dr. Balk
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Hand and Upper EX Center

6001 Stonewood Dr Fl 2 Wexford, PA 15090

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(724) 933-3850

Dr. Marshall Balk, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Wexford, PA and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Balk has more experience with Hand/Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Jefferson Hospital and UPMC Passavant - McCandless. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Balk to book an appointment.


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Dr. Balk accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Gateway Health Plan
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Classic Blue
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Mutual of Omaha
NGS CoreSource
Planned Administration Inc
State Farm
Travelers
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
UPMC
UPMC PPO
UPMC Health Plan
Wells Fargo Insurance
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Practice Areas

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balk treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Balk treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balk treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Balk treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Hand Conditions
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balk treats Hand Conditions more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Balk treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balk treats Elbow Injuries more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Balk treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balk treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 48% of their peers

Dr. Balk treats this condition more than 48% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balk treats Shoulder Disorders more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Balk treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balk treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 69% of their peers

Dr. Balk treats this condition more than 69% of their peers

Broken Arm
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balk treats Broken Arm more than 62% of their peers

Dr. Balk treats this condition more than 62% of their peers

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Dr. Balk's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Dr. Balk's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Balk

3.8

Based on 18 ratings

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
(12)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
27.77777777777778%
(5)
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Wrote me off as having "writer's cramp". Attributed it to 2 different surgeries on my wrist, years ago. Did not offer solution. Disappointed to say the least.
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I love dr Balk. He did carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand six years ago and did an excellent job. Today I was back in his office for severe inflammation on my left thumb area. He is so kind and so thorough. I recommend him to anyone that needs a hand and extremity specialist.
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Indiana, PA – Aug 19, 2017
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He performed surgery on a middle knuckle of my right hand in 2007----it gave me my hand back! Very thorough Doc---called after surgery to check on status. Does not hurry you and explains everything. I would rate the guy a 10 out of 10.
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Biography

Dr. Marshall Balk, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Wexford, PA and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Balk has more experience with Hand/Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Jefferson Hospital and UPMC Passavant - McCandless. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Balk to book an appointment.Less...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2000
Allegheny Gen Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1998
University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Residency Hospital
1994
University of Pittsburgh
Internship Hospital
1993
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Hand and Upper EX Center

Hand and Upper EX Center6001 Stonewood Dr Fl 2 Wexford, PA 15090
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Hand and Upper EX Center575 Coal Valley Rd Ste 111 Clairton, PA 15025
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Jefferson Hospital

Jefferson Hills, PA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

UPMC Passavant - McCandless

Pittsburgh, PA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

UPMC Presbyterian

Pittsburgh, PA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

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