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Dr. James Tatum, MD

General Surgery* Age 40
Dr. James Tatum, MD
3.9 (11 Ratings)
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Dr. James Tatum, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Palm Springs, CA.
Dr. James Tatum, MD
3.9 (11 Ratings)
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Dr. James Tatum, MD

General Surgery* Age 40
Palm Springs, CA
Accepting new patients
Dr. James Tatum, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Palm Springs, CA.

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Dr. James Tatum, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Palm Springs, CA. They studied at University of Washington School of Medicine. They currently practice at Practice and are affiliated with Saint Francis Medical Center. At present, Dr. Tatum received an average rating of 3.9/5 from patients and has been reviewed 11 times. Their office accepts new patients. Dr. Tatum is board certified in Critical Care Surgery and accepts multiple insurance plans.

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Trustworthy

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Friendly Staff

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Easy Scheduling

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Ventral Hernia Repair Open
Open Incisional or Ventral Hernia Repair
Abdominal Pain
Ventral Hernia Repair Open
Open Incisional or Ventral Hernia Repair
Ventral Hernia Repair Open
Open Incisional or Ventral Hernia Repair
Abdominal Pain
Anorectal Abscess
Appendicitis
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Boerhaave's Syndrome
Breast Cancer
Burn Injuries
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Constipation
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Empyema
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Gallstones
Gastric Ulcer
Gastroparesis
Hemorrhoids
Hiatal Hernia
Hidradenitis
Hyperparathyroidism
Ileus
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Incisional Hernia
Inguinal Hernia
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Obstruction
Lipomas
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Obstructed Inguinal Hernia
Partial Lung Collapse
Pelvic Abscess
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pleural Effusion
Pyloric Stenosis
Rib Fracture
Secondary Malignancies
Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Traumatic Brain Injury
Umbilical Hernia
Ventral Hernia
Abdominoplasty
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acid Reflux Surgery
Cholecystectomy with Robotic Assist
Colectomy
Duodenal Polypectomy
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagomyotomy
Excision of Stomach Tumor
Gallbladder Removal
Gastrotomy
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hernia Repair
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
Laparotomy
LINX® Reflux Management System
Open Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Inguinal Hernia Repair
Port Placements or Replacements
Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
Skin Grafts
Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
Splenectomy
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
Splenectomy with Robotic Assist
Thoracentesis
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Tracheal Surgery
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Wound Repair

Insurance Accepted

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  • Choice Plus POS II
  • Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
    Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
  • Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • LocalPlus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan PPO

Locations

  1. 1 Oscar J. Paz Altschul MD Inc
    380 E Paseo El Mirador, Palm Springs, CA 92262
  2. 2 St. Mary Medical Center Long Beach
    1050 Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813
  3. 3 Office
    1045 Atlantic Ave Ste 1004, Long Beach, CA 90813

Patient Satisfaction

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tatum
3.9
Based on 11 Reviews
5 Stars (8)
4 Stars (0)
3 Stars (0)
2 Stars (0)
1 Star (3)

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Aug 20, 2021
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Specialties*
General Surgery
Critical Care Surgery
Specialties*
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Education

Board Certifications

Board Certifications
  • Critical Care Surgery and General Surgery
Board Certifications
What’s a board certification and why is it important that my provider has one?

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Residency

Residency Hospital
  • University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Residency Hospital

Fellowship

Fellowship Hospital
  • Cedar Sinai Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
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Frequently Asked Questions

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A list of accepted insurance providers is available on the Sharecare insurance check. It is always a good idea to verify your insurance when making an appointment.

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. James Tatum, MD. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Tatum's profile.

Dr. James Tatum, MD is affiliated with Saint Francis Medical Center.

Yes, Dr. James Tatum, MD holds board certification in Critical Care Surgery and General Surgery.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Saint Francis Medical Center

    3630 E Imperial Hwy, Lynwood, CA