Dr. James Swain, MD

Bariatric SurgeryMaleAge 52

Dr. Swain
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Honor Health Bariatric

10210 N 92nd St Ste 101 Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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(480) 882-7460

Dr. James Swain, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from KS Hegde Medical Academy, Medical Sciences Complex medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Swain to book an appointment.

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Swain's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swain performs Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Swain performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Obesity
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swain treats Obesity more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Swain treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swain performs Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Swain performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

Dr. Swain's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Thoracentesis

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(480) 882-7460

Dr. Swain accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
BlueDental Choice
NetworkBlue
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medica
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Swain's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Swain

4.4

Based on 14 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (13)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (13)
  • Explained conditions well (12)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
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I NEVER got to see Dr. Swane even though everyone told me how he is the doctor to help post op patients who are suffering from complications.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Starving to death Thanks! – Apr 22, 2021
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Dr. Swain is awesome. He is very approachable, and great pre and post op. He sure has helped me a lot. I had the gastric sleeve. And in the 1st 2 weeks, l lost 52. Haven't taken insulin since my surgery. Also l never had operative pain. I was referred to Dr. Swain from a friend of a friend. What a great referral that was. I just couldn't be happier. Please if you are thinking about weightloss options please consider Dr. Swain. Also Honorhealth shea hospital 5th floor was a great and awesome place. I stayed 1 night and felt great . When l got home l have felt great each and everyday.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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John Lavine – Feb 16, 2021
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Make sure to ask him if he is inviting any other doctors or assistants to the surgery, you WILL BE BILLED for them.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Barb Chettle – Jan 22, 2021
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Dr. Swain did a wonderful surgery on me. He and his assistant Kelly are wonderful. I have lost over 100 pounds and feel so much better. Could not have done it without their help..
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joanne P Passmore – Jan 18, 2021
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Dr. Swain was recommended to me by my GI doctor who told my that Dr. Swain is an excellent surgeon and has excellent judgement. After 10 years of issues caused by my first gastric bypass (from another surgeon who is no loner in practice) and years of trying to get help with it, Dr. Swain knew immediately what the issues were and fixed them once and for all. I have recovered so quickly with minimal pain. He has a very competent and caring surgical team and his office practice is outstanding. Dr. Swain made me feel that I am the most important patient he has, from the very first time I met him, to the day of surgery, to subsequent visits while I was in hospital and then to my post operative visit. He is truly an awesome surgeon and an awesome human being. A rare combination! Thank you Dr. Swain!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Diana Latimore – Jan 24, 2020
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Dr Swain is very caring. Love everything about his office. Only issue was the lady to fill out leave paperwork. I had to push her to do it. The PA kelly is great as well. The psych dr is really nice. The current nutritionist is not very friendly and not much personality, her seminars were the worst. But Dr Swain is great! As was the rest of the staff
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Jo – Oct 30, 2019
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Dr. Swain and his Staff both in the office and the hospital were outstanding. I wold highly recommend Honor Health bariatric and Dr. Swain.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Kim in phoenix, AZ – Feb 12, 2019
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He and his staff are great. I love the program. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Jeriann in Glendale AZ – Apr 10, 2018
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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
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Valeria Dominique in Fountain Hills, AZ – Oct 18, 2017
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Dr. Swain is an incredible surgeon. I had gastric bypass 10/2012. In his hands, I've never felt safer.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Michelle in Phoenix, AZ – Jun 24, 2017
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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!
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Mary V. Allen in Granite Bay, CA – Jun 20, 2016
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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!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa in Phoenix, AZ – May 09, 2016
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Maricarmen in Goodyear, AZ – Mar 30, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My practice philosophy begins with treating everyone with dignity and respect. That means respect for them as a person, their individuality, their needs...Read more

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1995
KS Hegde Medical Academy, Medical Sciences Complex
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. James Swain, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Swain has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. James Swain, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Swain frequently treats Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic, Obesity, and Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Swain treats.

Where is Dr. James Swain, MD's office located?

Dr. Swain's office is located at 10210 N 92nd St Ste 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85258. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Honor Health Bariatric

HonorHealth Bariatric Center10210 N 92nd St Ste 101 Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)