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Dr. James Buwen, DO

Bariatric Surgery ·  Male · Age 40

Dr. Buwen

New Jersey Bariatric Center

193 Morris Ave Fl 2 Springfield, NJ 07081

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Dr. James Buwen, DO is a bariatric surgery specialist in Springfield, NJ and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from NOVA SE UNIV COLL OF OSTEO MED in 2009 and specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.


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(908) 481-1270

Dr. Buwen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Amerihealth
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MagnaCare
Medicare
Oxford Health Plans
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Buwen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buwen treats Obesity more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Buwen treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Esophageal Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buwen performs Esophageal Surgery more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Buwen performs this procedure more than 73% of his peers

Sleeve Gastrectomy
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buwen performs Sleeve Gastrectomy more than 49% of his peers

Dr. Buwen performs this procedure more than 49% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic

Dr. Buwen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Obesity
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

About Me

I am dedicated to the success of his patients, both pre-operatively, and post-operatively.  I incorporate lifestyle changes into my patient care, not only to aid in success, but to help patient live healthier lives. 

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Other

Board Certifications

Education

2015
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2014
Rowan University School of Osteopathich Medicine
Residency Hospital
2010
UMDNJ-SOM
Internship Hospital
2009
NOVA SE UNIV COLL OF OSTEO MED
Medical School
2004
The Pennsylvania State University Graduate School
2002
The Pennsylvania State University
Undergraduate School
2015
2014
2010
2009
2004
2002

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excellent attention very professional..
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Dr. Buwen seems to care about the patient's concerns. i hope to get to know him as a doctor.
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I want to say Thank you to Dr. Buwen and his Bariatric Center team for the awesome job....I had a gastric sleeve surgery 3 weeks ago and I feel so happy...I am already loosing weight...around 25 pounds...I feel much better and healthy...I really recommend Dr. Buwen he is very high class and a well respected Dortor..than you for the surgery..the job was well done for me...if I can and I would give to him 100 stars for his excellent job.
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I had a wonderful experience and I would definitely recommend Dr. Been to family and friends
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Very likely. Very kind, very helpful. Great surgeon!
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I just want to say thank you to the all the doctors and staff members. Everyone provided so much information there was no room for worries. My surgery was a total success so far in my point of view, my diabetes is under control and possibly will come off meds soon. Thank you all!!!
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Dr. Buwen is fantastic. He gives you time to ask questions and is very thorough . My husband is about to have surgery also with Dr. Buwen. We would recommend him in a heart beat. The entire staff at the center are so polite it’s a pleasure walking in there on our visits. Keep up the great work!!!
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Words can't express Dr Buwen is amazing . I am so please with my results i highly recommend anyone needing Bariatric Surgery to consider you will not be disappointed
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Dr.Buwen, Is a all around professional and I would recommend him to my family and friends.
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Friendly, supportive, and very thorough; took his time explaining everything and did not rush through the appointment. Was very prompt.
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I have been a patient at NJBC for over a year now and have not been disappointed. Dr. Buwen is a great doctor who shows great concern for his patients. He gives you as much time as you need to address any problems or concerns you may have. I would and do recommend Dr. Buwen and NJBC to anyone needing their services. I always have a very pleasant experience when I go to my appointments.
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Very professional, caring and informative
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Dr. Buwen is the most compassionate physician I ever met. Part of preparing for bariatric surgery is starting a weight loss diet. Over the 4 to 6 week medical preparation period my dietary weight loss was so successful that I actually changed my mind and decided not to proceed with surgery yet. Dr. Buwen was very understanding, did not pressure me to proceed with surgery and assured me that he will always be there to support me even with non surgical options. This kind of honesty is exceptional.
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Excellent doctor, takes time to answer all questions. Very friendly, and makes you feel comfortable to ask anything.
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My experience with Dr. Buwen was one of the best I have ever had with a physician. The staff is friendly and helpful and never make you feel as if you are a bother, no matter how many questions you ask. Dr. Buwen himself explains everything in a way that is easy to understand and makes you feel comfortable.
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Dr. Buwen is a very polite and down to earth person who answered my questions clearly and in plain english..He described my procedure in detail and was forthcoming with any issues that i may encounter all backed up by solid numbers..It was a pleasant visit
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