Dr. Walter K Birkenhagen, MD



General Surgery     -  Idaho,  Pocatello

 Overview

Dr. Walter K Birkenhagen, MD works in Pocatello, Idaho is a specialist in General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery and graduated St Marys Hospital in 1977. Dr. Birkenhagen is affiliated with Portneuf Medical Center and practicing for 51 years

 Experience and Qualifications

 Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery

 Conditions

  • Aspiration Pneumonia
  • Charcot Reconstruction
  • Congenital Mitral Stenosis
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Fear of Getting Married
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Genetic Testing
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Kidney Damage - Ethylene Glycol
  • Laparoscopic Salpingectomy
  • Monoclonal Gammopathy of Uncertain Significance
  • Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome
  • Radical Retropubic Prostate Removal
  • Shoulder and Thorax Deformity - Congenital Heart Disease
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Vertebral Artery Occlusion

 Procedures

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Colectomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy

 Board Certifications

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery

 Years Since Graduation

  • 51

 State License

  • Idaho

 Background Check

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 Education & Training

Residency Hospital


St Marys Hospital

Rochester, NY, USA

Year completed: 1977

Internship Hospital


Letterman Genl Hospital

San Francisco, CA, USA

Year completed: 1970

Medical School


Temple University School Of Medicine

Philadelphia, PA, United States

Graduated: 1969

 Awards

1   AMA
2   ACS
3   AOS

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 Office Locations


Primary location

 Pocatello Surgical Associates

500 South 11th Avenue Suite 501
Idaho (ID)
Pocatello,
83201

  (208) 233-8444
Office Volume:    30 patients per day
Free Standing Surgery Center?    No
Performs Procedures On Site?    No

Accepting New Patients

  • Yes
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 Map & Directions



Pocatello Surgical Associates, 500 South 11th Avenue Suite 501, Pocatello, Idaho (ID), 83201




 Insurances Accepted (check insurance plans)

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
  • Choice Care PPO
  • Choice Plus POS
  • Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
  • Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare MCR
  • MultiPlan
  • ODS Health Plan
  • Open Access
  • Options PPO
  • PacificSource
  • Preferred PSN
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Traditional Participating Plan
  • Tricare
  • TriCare for Life
  • Union Pacific Railroad Employee Health Systems
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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 Affiliated Hospitals


Portneuf Medical Center photo


Portneuf Medical Center

651 Memorial Drive Idaho ID, Pocatello, 83201

Portneuf Medical Center is a Local Government owned hospital located in Pocatello, ID. Procedures/Diagnosis costs are at the state average in 10 of 11 procedures. Length of Stay is at the state average in 9 of 11 procedures.




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