Dr. Howard Baruch, MD

Dr. Howard Baruch, MD

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction  |  
Male  |  
57 y/o
45 reviews

Accepting new patients

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare

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based on 45 total surveys (10 with reviews)
Dr. Baruch's Performance
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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (10)
in Secaucus, NJ |
Very knowledgeable dr. I definitely recommend this DR.
Union City, NJ |
Well! Rude, incompetent staff who think the patients are ignorant and incompetent like they are! What a dysfunctional practice!!! If I could give negative stars, I would. My son broke his right arm and I went to the ER where I was instructed to follow up with an ortho. A few friends suggested Dr. Baruch as a great but "weird" doctor. Well, I have seen bad service but Jovanny takes the cake!!! DO NOT GO TO THIS OFFICE unless you are willing to be stepped on or insulted!
in Cliffside Park |
Courteous staff concerned to my needs. Dr. Baruch is excellent, caring and takes the time to answer all of my questions. My surgery was 100% successful due to his expertise and wonderful staff.
Bloomfield, NJ |
Excellent surgeon!
in Union City, NJ |
My family & I understand that he is the surgeon & the PA/staff does the legwork on his behalf; he seems very much out of touch, disconnected, & almost indifferent about his patient's physical & emotional status . In our experience; he spends little time, doesn't seem to remember patient specifically, asks same questions (& gets the same responses) on each visit, & it seems he prolongs the process with repeated visits to him & requesting additional referrals & tests each time.
Thank you for feedback, we take each review seriously. Our goal is to provide each patient a timely and thorough examination with compassion to each patients individual needs. Depending on the severity of the injury, further testing may be necessary or repeated. If you have any questions regarding your care or insurance related questions please feel free to call us.
in Union City, NJ |
I had a good experience with Dr. Baruch and the physician assistant. The PA was very thorough with me and he guided me with what to expect with the treatment. Dr. Baruch came in only for a few minutes to go over my x-rays and talk about the steps to take in managing my knee. Definitely was pleased with the PA and Dr. Baruch. Waited a while to be seen however.
Thank you for your positive review Michael. We strive to give all of our patients the best care in the NJ and Tristate region.
in Teaneck, NJ |
Dr. Baruch was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The office staff was very pleasant.
Bergen County |
He was very rude, treated my mother like garbage and was with her for less than 2 minutes. I'm complaining to my insurer not to keep him in network. Based on health results, she has had no improvement. Bedside manner aside, he is just not a good doctor or very smart.
Seems to run a surgery factory! If you are considering treatment by this doctor, I would say what the young lady said in Forest Gump, Run Forest; run!! My initial eval was performed by his P. A. He came in for about 2-3 minutes, introduced himself, directed her to write a scrip for phys. therapy, and referred me to the Pain Management Specialist. Then he was off to the next person. His lack of concern gave me no confidence in the quality of care that I could expect to receive there.
in NY, NY |
What a terrible experience. The office was run down, smelled of cigarette smoke and the staff was unprofessional. After a 15 minute intake with the P.A. the Dr. came in to shake my hand and ask a few questions before leaving again. When he asked the questions the PA attempted to answer for me; he obviously wanted to have a patient on his own. I was sent for x-rays and the tech didn't even know what she was supposed to x-ray. At that point I did not feel comfortable and left.
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Dr. Baruch's Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person.

Dr. Baruch says...

Dr. Baruch is fellowship trained in adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee, as well as spine surgery. He is certified in arthroscopic microdiscectomy by the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia and received an appointment to the medical staff as an instructor in this procedure. In addition, he is certified in percutaneous laser discectomy by the William W. Backus Hospital in Connecticut. He is currently the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Bergen Regional Medical Center with affiliations at Hackensack University Medical Center, Englewood Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center and Hoboken University Medical Center.

Dr. Baruch's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


  • Medical School
    Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Newyork-Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Columbia Presby Hospital

    Completed in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open