Dr. James Sebesta, MD

Dr. James Sebesta, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
53 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. James Sebesta, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Tacoma, WA. He specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.Read his story

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Sebesta performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

more than 74% of peers
Rib Fracture
more than 5% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 5% of peers

Dr. Sebesta's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Sebesta's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sebesta "James Sebesta, MD, is a board-certified surgeon specializing in bariatric surgery. He treats obesity, gastroesophageal reflux disease, abdominal wall hernias, breast cancer, as well as other gastrointestinal surgical diseases. Dr. Sebesta is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, outdoor sports and watching his children's sporting events."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sebesta "I work with a patient to review the problem and the available treatment options to choose a treatment plan that best fits the patient's individual needs. My goal is to improve the lives of my patients and their families by providing the highest quality of care."

2  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

19  Conditions Treated

15  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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.


  • Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences, Bethesda
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sebesta has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sebesta's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sebesta to family and friends
3 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Sebesta's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Very caring and willing to explain care, risks and expectations in a kind manner. He always asks what he can do for you before he ends any appt. He accepted my medically complex case when several other doctors would not.
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