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About Dr. James E Davies Jr

Dr. James E Davies Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Birmingham, AL, with another office in Birmingham, AL. He has 20 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery, Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Davies has received 5 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

33 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James E Davies Jr is Great. Dr. James E Davies Jr has been rated by 33 patients. From those 33 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James E Davies Jr is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Uab Medicine

1530 3rd Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35294
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UAB (University of Alabama) Hospital

1802 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35233
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Specialties

Dr. James E Davies Jr has the following 3 specialties

  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
  • Vascular Surgery

    Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
    They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.

  • Expertise

    5 Expertise

  • Diabetes Complications
  • Aneurysm
  • Varicose Veins
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Vascular Malformations

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Five Stars

I saw Dr. Davies yesterday. I presented with a complicated issue, referred to him by my cardiologist. He had reports from my other doctors and after the tests he had requested yesterday, he was able to tell me what he believed was the problem. He told me, in terms I can understand, the steps I need to take to reach a resolution. I will be returning to him for treatment and feel very confident that he has found a problem that other doctors have overlooked. I could not be more pleased with Dr. Davies, nor any member of his staff. They were professional, yet delightful to visit with. Thank you for the opportunity to express my opinion.

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Aortic root replacement and valve sparing

Dr Davies is a skilled surgeon and did excellent job of explaining what he was going to do in the O.R. He was recommended for my aortic root replacement surgery and I am glad he was. The hospital staff speaks highly of him " He's the best". Surgery was completed one week after the initial office visit. The hospital staff at UAB also did outstanding job during and after the surgery. Being a young patient- I was glad that he could save the valve so that I did not have to have a valve replacement and the associated medications.

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He did a GREAT job, and I feel better than I have for years.

There is a saying in life that, paraphrased goes like, "Until I was well, I didn't know how sick I was." Thus, it was with me and the replacement of my aortic heart valve. As a person who had a congenial heart defect which resulted in the coarctation of the aorta at age 7 in 1957, I knew my bicuspid heart value would have to be replaced. Prior to the operation, my cardiologist performed an extensive arteriogram that showed one of my by-passes from 2002 was blocked and some other issues. When Dr. Davies replaced by aortic value, he, also, checked on my previous by-passes and other cardiac arteries on my heart. He "cleaned" them up when he replaced my aortic value with a bovine value. Having had by-pass surgery 10 years earlier, I knew a little about what to expect during the recovery process. The recovery process as spelled-out by the UAB was much more extensive. Prior to the surgery, I did aerobics, Pilates and cardio workouts four to five hours a week. My chest felt some discomfort and tightness whenever my heart rate got to 120 beats per minute (bpm). After my recovery, when I went back to aerobics, my heart first went up to 155 bpm without any discomfort. As it became used to the workouts, it seemed to max out at 135 bpm without any discomfort. Now, it seems my only discomfort from the workouts is overdoing it, and getting a pulled muscle. Having had a by-pass operation 10 years prior, I can, also, say, with this surgery, the manner in which the doctors put my chest back together decreased my discomfort immensely. I would recommend to anyone that they do Pilates prior to open heart surgery if they can. It helps getting in and out of the bed if you have strong "core" muscles. While I am not giving Dr. Davies four stars with regards to "spends times with me," that is only "after the operation." Prior to the operation, he went over all aspects of it, the alternatives available, and the possible negative consequences of the surgery. After the surgery, you mostly, (90%) of the time, saw the student doctors, which was OK. A couple of times, I had to re-ask my questions to get a response to it. In conclusion, I was very pleased with the results of my surgery, and I would not hesitate recommending Dr. Davies. I know the surgeons are doing some value replacement through the femoral artery, but I would recommend if you have had a previous heart surgery, you have it open heart so that a skilled surgeon, like Dr. Davies, can review your previous surgeries. Having him see that my double by-passes were in good shape was very comforting.

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Five Stars

he is just wonderful on everything. he saved my sons life.

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2015, 2014)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2014)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    20 Years Experience

  • University Of Alabama School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

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