Dr. James Balcom MD
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Dr. James Balcom IV specializes in general surgery, colorectal surgery (formerly proctology), vascular surgery, surgical oncology, pediatric surgery, trauma surgery, surgical critical care in Salem, Massachusetts. Details of Dr. Balcom's 17 years experience as an MD, his 2 hospital affiliations and education at Vanderbilt University are available on your free doctor report.
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55 Highland Ave
Salem, MA 01970
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Board Certification, Specialty and Expertise
Dr. James Balcom identified specializing in
General SurgeryGeneral Surgery
A surgeon manages a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body. The surgeon established the diagnosis and provides the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care to surgical patients and is usually responsible for the comprehensive management of the trauma victim and the critically ill surgical patient. The surgeon uses a variety of diagnostic techniques, including endoscopy, for observing internal structures, and may use specialized instruments during operative procedures. A general surgeon is expected to be familiar with the salient features of other surgical specialties in order to recognize problems in those areas and to know when to refer a patient to another specialist., Colorectal Surgery (formerly Proctology)Colorectal Surgery (formerly Proctology)
A colon and rectal surgeon is trained to diagnose and treat various diseases of the intestinal tract, colon, rectum, anal canal, and perianal area by medical and surgical means. The specialist also deals with organs and tissues (such as the liver, urinary, and female reproductive system) involved in primary intestinal disease. Colon and rectal surgeons have the expertise to diagnose and often manage anorectal conditions such as hemorrhoids, fissures (painful tears in the anal lining), abscesses and fistulae (infections located around the anus and rectum) in the office setting. They also treat problems of the intestine and colon, and perform endoscopic procedures to evaluate and treat problems such as cancer, polyps (precancerous growths), and inflammatory conditions. No Sub Specialties., Vascular SurgeryVascular Surgery
A surgeon with expertise in the management of surgical disorders of the blood vessels, excluding the intercranial vessels or the heart., Surgical Oncology, Pediatric SurgeryPediatric Surgery
A surgeon with expertise in the management of surgical conditions in premature and newborn infants, children and adolescents., Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical CareSurgical Critical Care
A surgeon with expertise in the management of the critically ill and postoperative patient, particularly the trauma victim, who specializes in critical care medicine diagnoses, treats and supports patients with multiple organ dysfunction. This specialist may have administrative responsibilities for intensive care units and may also facilitate and coordinate patient care among the primary physician, the critical care staff, and other specialists..
A hospital affiliation covers any doctor who has an affiliation, association or admitting privilege with a hospital. A doctor's particular affiliation to a specific hospital can translate to the overall quality of that provider.
Dr. Balcom is affiliated with 2 hospitals:
North Shore Medical Center
81 Highland Ave
EducationDr. Balcom attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and graduated in 1996 having 17 years experience.
While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one's educational institution and the quality of one's professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors' level of training and experience.
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- J Balcom
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