Gene Dale Branum, MD - Ketchum, ID - Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Dermatologic Surgery Open Now

Gene Dale Branum, MD

Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Dermatologic Surgery
Ketchum, ID 83340
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Dr. GENE BRANUM is a BOARD CERTIFIED GENERAL SURGEON Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery Special interest in esophagus, hiatal hernia and antireflux surgery Gastrointestinal, colorectal, and advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques Dr. Gene Branum grew up in East Texas, the son of educators. He graduated from Austin College in Sherman, Texas in 1982 where he was President of the Student Government and was an all-American football player, winning a small college national championship in 1981.He then traveled east to Duke University School of Medicine, graduating in 1986. He completed his surgical training at Duke Medical Center in 1993 specializing in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, with a special interest in esophagus, hiatal hernia and antireflux surgery.In 2001 Dr. Branum moved to Harrisonburg, Virginia to join Harrisonburg Surgical Associates where he was an active clinical surgeon and was Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Virginia. He
continued with a special interest in gastrointestinal, colorectal, and advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, was inducted into the Southern Surgical Association, and is a member of numerous surgical societies.SUN VALLEY SURGERY + ENDOSCOPYDr. Branum takes pride in developing close relationships with his patients, taking time to educate and answer their questions to determine their desires and the best course of treatment for them. He practices a broad range of general surgery including minimally invasive abdominal procedures of all types, hernia repair, as well as thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal surgery. He maintains an active endoscopy practice in the evaluation and treatment of hemorrhoids, colon, esophagus, and stomach problems. His most active specialty is the treatment of hiatal hernia and gastroesophageal reflux, and he has performed over 1500 such procedures in his practice.Breast SurgeryCancer SurgeryColonoscopyColon SurgeryDiverticular DiseaseEGDEndocrine SurgeryGallbladder SurgeryHemorrhoidsHernia RepairAnti Reflux SurgerySkin Surgery & ExcisionsAt Sun Valley Surgical we make cost-effective care a high priority. Many procedures that are performed can be either done in the office or hospital setting. In general, the office setting is much less expensive than the hospital for obvious reasons – overhead, staff, drug and equipment mark-ups, etc. A common example is that many insurance policies do not cover the anesthetic portion of a colonoscopy or EGD in the hospital, leaving the patient to pay several hundred additional dollars on top of the procedure cost.In most situations we can give you an accurate estimate of what a procedure will cost in the office and enable you to compare for yourself what the procedure would cost in the hospital. We will help you determine what your out-of-pocket cost would be both in the office and in the hospital so that you can make a more rational financial decision.We would love to make a difference for you. Chat Now with us Today!
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Quick Facts

  • accepting new patients
  • 4
  • 38 years of experience
  • 35 insurances accepted
  • speaks Spanish, English
  • Duke University Medical Center
  • 4 specialties
  • 9 areas of expertise
  • 4 board certifications
  • 1 hospital affiliation
  • 1 location

Patients’ Perspective

  • On-time appointments
  • Good bedside manner


Sun Valley Surgery Endoscopy

180 W 1st St Ste 301 Ketchum, ID 83340
Accepting New Patients

Insurance Plans Accepted by Gene Dale Branum

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aexcel PPO
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • Anthem Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
  • Anthem Pathway X Tiered Hospital and Dental Prime MRF
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross ID PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health PPO
  • Medica Choice With UHC
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Optima Health OptimaFit Direct HMO
  • Optima Vantage HMO
  • PacificSource Navigator
  • PacificSource PSN
  • PacificSource Voyager
  • SelectHealth St Lukes Health Partners/BrightPath
  • St Lukes Health Partners/BrightPath
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
  • UHC Options PPO
  • Voyager


Gene Dale Branum has the following 4 specialties

Specialty Expertise

Gene Dale Branum has the following 9 areas of expertise

  • Galbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
  • Appendectomy
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
  • Recurrence
  • Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy)
  • Gallstones (Cholelithiasis)


Duke University Medical Center


Duke University School Of Medicine

Graduated in 1986

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