Dr. James Gardner, MD

Dr. James Gardner, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
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Dr. James Gardner, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in Summit, NJ. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 30 years.

33 Overlook Rd

Summit, NJ 07901

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Breast Reconstruction
very high
more than 98% of peers
Breast Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 90% of peers

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  • Plastic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Third-Degree Burns


  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Dermal Filler
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Umdnj--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Cooper University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • UMDNJ Newark University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gardner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gardner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gardner to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Gardner's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in north brunswick, nj |
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.
in Linden, NJ |
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.
Judy,I'm not sure you have the right doctor I do not perform mastectomies but I do perform reconstructions. Also,your claim about insurance is totally false. I'm in almost every plan and have Never charged a patient for a nipple or areola reconstruction without going through insurance. If you truly are my patient or by accident another doctors patient ,I would be glad to evaluate you at no charge
in Toms River NJ |
The absolute best! Always takes the best care of me. I can talk to him on a personal level and feel comfortable with him.
Very professional and down to earth.
in Westfield, NJ |
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.
in Nj |
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
Im very sorry that you had a bad experience with whom ever you saw. I never had a staff member whose name is Marie and don't have any patients with the name of Marty.
in Kenilworth |
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.
in Mendham, NJ |
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!
in Bayonne, NJ |
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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Dr. Gardner accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • 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
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Gardner has admitting privileges

Overlook Medical Center
99 Beauvoir Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
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