Dr. James Gardner, MD

Dr. James Gardner, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. James Gardner, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Summit, NJ and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Umdnj--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1987 and specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery.

33 Overlook Rd

Summit, NJ 07901

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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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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2  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

15  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

19  Procedures

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
22 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

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  • 1

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)

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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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...more
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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

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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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Very professional and down to earth.
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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...more
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