Dr. James Gardner, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 59

Dr. Gardner
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Summit Plastic Surgery PC

33 Overlook Rd Summit, NJ 07901

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Dr. James Gardner, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Summit, NJ and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gardner has more experience with Breast Surgery and Plastic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gardner to book an appointment.


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  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
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I went to Dr. Gardner on my physician's recommendation for a breast reduction surgeon. He was wonderful, professional at all times and took time to answer my questions. I would recommend him and his staff highly.
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MK – Nov 24, 2020
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He is the best dr ever he When I didn’t feel ok i call his office not even 2 minutes he call me from the airport and he asked me to go to the er than he call the hospital before I arrived the minute i came they took me and they did everything he asked them after he arrived he call the hospital and make shore im fine I wish all the doctors like him he is number one for me even the girls in his office they soo nice
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Faueza Mohamad – Jun 06, 2020
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We have been fortunate enough to have Dr Gardner take care of a few different medical concerns within our family in the last 10+ years. He has the most kind, calm and gentle bedside manner and extremely attentive with his follow-up. Top notch results. Family (has come from out of state to use him) and friends that we have referred to him, cannot praise him enough.
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Mar 18, 2019
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Dr. Gardner is an amazing doctor- he has a wonderful bed side manner, very confident and makes you feel comfortable. I love his office staff they are all wonderful, professional and caring.. I highly recommend Dr. Gardner.
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Diana Kouras in north brunswick, nj – Apr 05, 2017
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He did my double mastectomy and it turned out terrible, I went back to Him and he said "yes that's not one of my better work" had every excuse and then asked him to fix a certain part and still wanted to charge me and then he did not take insurance. I don't even look at my self. He could of at least did the Areola to make me feel more like a women but again only if I paid. And admitting not his best work would not recommend him.
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Judy in Linden, NJ – Mar 16, 2017
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The absolute best! Always takes the best care of me. I can talk to him on a personal level and feel comfortable with him.
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Heidi in Toms River NJ – Feb 07, 2017
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Very professional and down to earth.
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Jan 10, 2017
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Have not only seen Dr. Gardner for myself for couple of different procedures, but also have referred him to a few friends that were equally greatly satisfied with his work. An extremely ethical and excellent human being, He exceeded my expectations for the results of my surgery. His staff is equally caring for the patients that come to his care.
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Giovanna in Westfield, NJ – Jan 04, 2017
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He is a horrible doctor, person and human being. Total lack of respect, gave me false hope on my outcome. Made false statements in my records and too me personally. The only staffer that is pleasant is Marie. When I had a concern about my level of pain he was dismissive and practically insinuated that I had a addiction to pain killers. He has a God like personality, never warm or caring. He came highly recommend, when I first met him I did like him. I sucked it up because I was told he was
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Marty in Nj – Nov 27, 2016
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Dr. Gardner performed my double mastectomy and reconstruction in 2015. The results were wonderful. He and his staff were very comforting and caring. I highly recommend him.
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Patrina Stafford in Kenilworth – Sep 13, 2016
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I was born with one breast two cup sizes bigger than the other, and grew up to be so self conscious with a twist in my posture to conceal the unevenness. At 17, I had a consultation with Dr. Gardner, while I was still in the skeptical/stubborn mindset of wanting a natural non surgical solution. Within minutes, he answered all my fears with a calming confidence. We decided on a right saline breast implant with a left nipple lift and I could not be happier with the result. You can't even tell!
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Sarah in Mendham, NJ – May 18, 2016
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Had Breast reconstruction and tummy tuck. I was afraid at first about the surgery and what I would look like after. But Dr Gardner made me and my husband very comfortable on what my choices where. Dr Gardner, his office staff and the nurses and techs at Overlook hospital treated me with the up most respect. Thank you Dr Gardner for your great work.
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JoAnne M Taylor in Bayonne, NJ – Jan 07, 2016
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Biography

Dr. James Gardner, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Summit, NJ and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gardner has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Umdnj-Newark U Hosp
Residency Hospital
1988
Cooper Hospital University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1987
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. James Gardner, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gardner frequently treats Breast Surgery and Plastic Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Gardner specializes.

Where is Dr. James Gardner, MD's office located?

Dr. Gardner's office is located at 33 Overlook Rd, Summit, NJ 07901. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gardner

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gardner treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gardner treats other conditions, please contact the office at (908) 918-1969.

Breast Surgery

Breast surgery includes breast augmentation and breast reduction, which can be performed for cosmetic or medical reasons, as well as breast reconstruction following mastectomy.Compare with other Breast Surgery specialists.

Dr. Gardner treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Breast Reconstruction
Breast Surgical Procedure
Breast Reduction
Nipple Reconstruction
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Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on reconstruction of facial and body features damaged through injury, disease or birth defects in order to restore appearance and/or function.Compare with other Plastic Surgery specialists.

Dr. Gardner treats at a

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frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Breast Reduction
Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Gardner's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Atrophy
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Liposuction
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Wound Repair

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(908) 918-1969

Dr. Gardner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO

Locations

Summit Plastic Surgery PC

Summit Plastic Surgery PC33 Overlook Rd Summit, NJ 07901
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