Dr. James Liu, MD

Dr. James Liu, MD

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Dr. James Liu, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Newark, NJ and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 2000 and specializes in neurosurgery, oncology, and more.Read his story

90 Bergen St # 8100

Newark, NJ 07103

Contact Information

(973) 972-2906

Insurance Accepted

  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Dr. Liu's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Liu treats Meningiomas more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Liu treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
Brain Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Liu treats Brain Disorders more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Liu treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Liu treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Liu treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Chordoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma

Dr. Liu's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acoustic Neuroma Removal (incl. Hearing Preservation Techniques) 
  • Adenocarcinoid Tumor
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Angiofibroma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Aneurysm Repair
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Cancer Treatment
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Brainstem Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Broken Neck
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Occlusion
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Cavernous Malformation Brain
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
  • Ependymoma
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Eye Cancer
  • Facial Nerve Repair
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glomus Tympanicum Tumor
  • Glomus Vagale Tumor
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemangioma
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Orbital Nerve Tumor
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paraganglioma
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pineal Teratoma
  • Pinealoma
  • Pituitary Apoplexy
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skull Base Disorders
  • Skull Base Lesions
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome

About Me

Our goal is to make a difference, providing the best clinical outcomes and improving quality of life in each patient. We treat each patient with the utmost care and compassion as if they were our own family member. Treatment strategies are tailored and individualized to each patient so that they have the best neurological outcome possible.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
Fellowship Hospital
2006
University Of Utah School Of Med
Residency Hospital
2001
New York Medical College
Internship Hospital
2000
New York Medical College
Medical School
1995
University of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School
2007
2006
2001
2000
1995

Languages

  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • English

Awards

Dr. Liu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Liu

4.9

Based on 85 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
2.3529411764705883%
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Dr. Liu operated on my husband for a large pituitary adenoma. He skillfully removed the large tumor through his nostril - and he was home from the hospital in two days! He and his staff are thorough, caring and compassionate.
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On Feb 6,2019 at about 9am my wife Marie suffered a. Right posterior artery aneurysm. At saint barnabas hospital, Dr Lius team advised us that they would perform An endovascular surgery at 9am Feb 7, 2019. However, after performing and viewing another cat scan, it showed that the aneurysm was very wide necked, this ruled out the endovascular treatment as an option. The team thought it necessary to call in Dr Liu to perform a clip obliteration surgery. Time was of the essence so they moved the surgery up to 7 pm on the 6th of February. The team explained the procedure to my wife and myself. On my request, the explained the procedure to my wife’s family via conference call. At 7pm we met with Dr Liu outside the operating room. He explained the surgery, told us of possible risks and answered questions. At 1:30am. He related that the operation was a success. While in Dr Lius care, his team was accessible, professional, caring and kind. Dr liu and his team saved Maries life.
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Dr Liu removed a 2.5cm acoustic neurona from me. He was very patient and listened to me and answered all my questions without any rush. This Dr is not only incredibly skilled , but very humble. His work is impeccable. Trust me he did a great job on me. I have no facial damage whatsoever. If you need a great surgeon that’s also caring, look no further Dr Liu is the one. I wish more people would write reviews on him because more people need to know about this amazing surgeon.
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I was diagnosed with a skull base miningioma in June 2018 and Dr Liu operated in July. It was in a tricky spot to access and Dr Liu got the whole thing. I'm still working through some eyesight coordination issues with the neuroopthamologist Dr Liu recommended - my eyesight was always complicated anyway -- and the long term prognosis is really good. Dr. Liu and his team are incredibly calm, patient, and skilled. I could not recommend them more highly.
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Feb 6, I experienced a rupture in a brain aneurysm. I was luckily at Monmouth medical center in Long Branch,NJ. I was airlifted to saint barnabas Livingston. Dr Lui performed a craniotomy on the aneurysm. He clipped it as it was too large to coil. I couldn’t be more thankful to him and his team. I’m here today with my family because of him.
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I was afflicted on Feb 12th this year with a pituitary tumor, complicated by a bleeding aneurysm in the tumor. I lost my peripheral vision, and I was sent to St Barnabas hospital where Dr Liu performed the surgery to remove the tumor. Due to Dr Liu & his team, I got back my vision so I can drive and only need one medication now, April 21,19
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Dr. James Liu MD with his team at Newark University Medical Hospital did a 5 hour surgery on my son, Sean, age 39 of Hoboken NJ. He removed what is called a Cerebral Hemangioblastoma, which we found was benign. I highly recommend Dr. Liu and his team for anyone who may need his help in a neuropathic situation.
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Dr. Liu performed brain surgery - clipping of an aneurysm in October 2018. He did a masterful job! I have to have a second procedure and have every confidence in his skill and ability.
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I cannot begin to express how thankful I am that I found Dr. Liu and his team. I had surgery on January 18, 2019 to remove a large tumor on my pituitary gland. I wasn't feeling well for months and my vision was so bad that I stopped driving. I am only 37 years old and I could barley see. Dr. Liu is an extremely knowledgeable surgeon. As soon as I woke up in recovery I could read the clock on the wall; without my glasses on! I am elated at how well my recovery is progressing.
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On January 7th Dr Liu preformed a surgery for an abstract and painful problem, trigeminal neuralgia. I’ve had this pain for the past six years and for the first time, one month after the surgery Dr Liu performed, I have no pain. Would definately recommend Dr Liu. He is an excellent surgeon.
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I cannot accurately express the sincere thanks for Dr. Lui and his team for the care I received at St Barnabas. One day I was told that a tumor was found on my pituitary gland, and on day 3 I was already talking to Dr. Lui. I was actually not expecting the speed in which I was seen and the reassurance that I desperately needed to hear. Dr.? Lui absoulutely was extremely instrumental in putting me at ease and getting me out of danger. I highly recommend Dr. Lui. Thank you, ?sir! -J Irizarry
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In August 2018 our son Joseph ,was diagnosed with a Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma, which is a very rare benign aggressive tumor that can spread into the skull and cranium. We were referred to Dr. Liu and Dr. Eloy at Rutgers Medical School. Dr. Liu and Dr. Eloy were both fabulous from our first meeting through my sons surgery. Dr. Liu was kind ,considerate and spent a lot of time with us explaining everything. He is a fantastic surgeon and a wonderful caring doctor. We highly recommend him
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My mother was diagnosed with a glomus jugulare a little over a year ago. A few years back we noticed that she could not hear out of her right ear. We finally convinced her to go to the doctor. After that she was sent to Dr. Liu and after completing MRI she was diagnosed. Yes it is a delicate procedure but it is worth getting done if diagnosed. Who knows how long my mom would be here if she ignored Dr. Liu recommendation. The tumor could have spread. It's now over a year and shes doing great.
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Hello..I was wondering if anyone who had a brain tumor removed..can walk me through my recovery..thank you
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The minute I met Dr. Liu I felt right at home . He made me feel so comfortable and confident that my Acoustic Neuroma was going to be taken care of, & that’s exactly what he did. He’s an amazing Dr. He’s caring and so thorough with everything you need to know about your situation. He did an amazing job with my surgery. No complications at all. I’m healing really well and my first visit back to him went exceptional! I would recommend him and his team in a minute if you ever need a Neurosurgeon!
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My first visit with DrLiu was an extremely good one. Two patients told me without asking I am in good hands. Going in I was extremely confident in the Dr that was going to perform my surgery. I had a hearing loss over the course of five years followed by loss of balance and tinnitus 24/7. An MRI was done and an acoustic neuroma was found. My tumor was pretty big and was sprouting I to my brain. My recovery is beyond my expectations. Moving on and forward. I love him and his team. Blessed
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I have been a patient of Dr. Liu since 2015 he is amazing & saved me twice.
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I have been Dr Liu patient for the last 4 years, I had surgery for acoustic neuroma and had excellent results with no post operative complications. I will recommend Dr Liu for any neurological related procedures.
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Dr. Lui is amazing . I got done a resection of skull base tumor on my left side of my head. Surgery went excellent. Tomorrow makes5 months since my surgery and I feel great . My scar you can barely see.I will recommend him to everyone . Dr.Lui got bless you and thank you so much . You did an amazing job
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He saved my life basically, I couldn’t thank him more. He had me go into the emergency room on the same day of our first day appointment to get scans done and I had a biopsy scheduled the next day. I was diagnosed with Chordoma at age 13, with constant neck pain, tongue tremors, and losing feeling in my arm. I no longer am suffering from pain and migraines and am able to live a normal life and am a sophomore in highschool. Thank you, Dr Liu.
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Rutgers Neurological Institute of New Jersey

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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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