Dr. James Swain, MD

Dr. James Swain, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Swain, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Scottsdale, AZ. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Swain is affiliated with HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center.

10210 N 92nd St Ste 101

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Contact Information

(480) 882-7460

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 96% of peers
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
more than 72% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 66% of peers

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  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Swain does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Obesity
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Ulcer


  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • Ks Hegde Medical Academy, Medical Sciences Complex
    Medical School | Graduated 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Swain has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Swain has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Swain's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Swain to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Swain'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 (6)
in Fountain Hills, AZ |
eek Dr Swain did my surgery in September 2017, i would like to thank him and his entire staff. They all are very professional but most of all caring people, his MA Desiree is awesome. Whenever I reached out to her she always responded and was very helpful and gave me a sense of comfort through my process. I’m still in the whole weight transition thing but he has given me my health back. Dr Swain is a hell of a surgeon, he’s got skills. I highly recommend him if you need weight loss surgery
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Swain is an incredible surgeon. I had gastric bypass 10/2012. In his hands, I've never felt safer.
in Scottsdale, AZ |
Dr. Swain, a caring, well-trained, highly skilled gastroenterologist & surgeon, is the first doctor in 10 years that fully explored and addressed the medical issues that I was having due to a previous Gastric Bypass . He found ulcers in my esophagus due to a silastic ring that was placed on my anastomosis in 2004 & several hernias. He removed the ring and repaired the hernias, made sure I was fully ready to discharge from the hospital and provided excellent follow-up. I highly recommend him!
in Granite Bay, CA |
I was Doc Swain's patient at the Mayo Clinic in Minn. He literally saved my life! He was kind, informative and never made me feel unimportant! It's been 3 years since my surgery and I am going to try and see if I can fly to Arizona and have a evaluation with my progress and some issues not answered here in my area. Thank Doctor Swain, for being in the right hospital and the right time!
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Swain was incredible! So kind and down to earth. Listens and discusses options in understandable terms. He personally called me to discuss the results of my UGI. I highly recommend him!
in Goodyear, AZ |
I had revision surgery resulting from an eroded mesh. I am glad Dr. Swain was the surgeon. After going in, he realized the problem was worse that it looked in all the tests and he was able to make the right decision to fix what needed to be fixed. He is very knowledgeable, caring, and was there every day after surgery, including the weekend, to make sure I was OK. I would recommend Dr. Swain to everyone. His staff is also very caring.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Swain accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Humana
  • MedCost
    MedCost PPO
  • Medica
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Swain has admitting privileges

HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center
9003 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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