Dr. Samuel Ballon, MD

Dr. Samuel Ballon, MD

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Gynecologic Oncology  |  
Male  |  
73 y/o
(11)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Samuel Ballon, MD is a gynecologic oncology doctor who practices in San Jose, CA. He is 73 years old.

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • PacifiCare Health Systems
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Uterine Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hysterectomy - Open
very high
more than 97% of peers
Gynecologic Cancer
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Specialties

  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
2

Board Certifications

  • Gynecological Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Endometriosis
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Thrombosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer

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Procedures

  • Birth Control
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • McGill University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Jewish General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Jewish General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Stanford Health Services Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1976

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ballon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Ballon does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Ballon and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Ballon's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ballon to family and friends
3.6
based on 11 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Ballon's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Capitola, CA |
My OB/Gyn referred me to Dr. Ballon after results showed uterine cancer cells. I was without insurance at the time. I never felt "less than" when I met with him. Consultation was thorough. He was kind and funny. He came to my local hospital and he, along with my Ob/Gyn performed my surgery. The surgery was not easy for them but it went without any complication. I am so thankful for Dr. Ballon and Dr. Jordann Loehr. I only had one visit with him, as my own Dr. took over all follow-ups.
in Mountain View, CA |
Dr. Ballon performed my mom's full hysterectomy. Not only did he have a horrible bedside manner, but he actually caused a fistula (small hole in bladder) during the procedure which he could not even find to fix. We needed to go to Stanford to have her bladder repaired. I would never go to him again and never recommend him.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Ballon accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
  • PacifiCare Health Systems
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Ballon has admitting privileges

Good Samaritan Hospital
2425 Samaritan Dr
San Jose, CA 95124
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Regional Medical Center - San Jose
225 N Jackson Ave
San Jose, CA 95116
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Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
23625 Holman Hwy
Monterey, CA 93940
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