Dr. Justin Braverman, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 44
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Dr. Justin Braverman, MD
Dr. Justin D. Braverman, a pioneering expert in minimally invasive weight loss, was the first surgeon in North America to place the new ReShape Duo® Gastric Balloon, and was one of the first surgeons in the country to perform the incisionless ROSE procedure. Dr. Braverman has performed more than 3000 laparoscopic and endoscopic bariatric procedures, and has performed robotic bariatric surgery, with one of the country's lowest complication rates and outstanding success. Dr. Braverman earned both his Master's degree in physiology and his Medical Doctorate from the Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency as the administrative Chief Resident at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Chicago. He currently is the Director of Bariatric Surgery at PIH Health and specializes in minimally invasive weight loss surgery. Dr. Braverman is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Medical Association. He has been certified as a Surgeon of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation and is a Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

12462 Putnam St Ste 500

Whittier, CA 90602

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Dr. Justin Braverman, MD

Dr. Justin Braverman, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Becoming a doctor was always what Dr. Braverman wanted to do. When asked why Dr. Braverman chose Bariatric Surgery as a career he stated, "It provides me with the opportunity to not only help patients lose a significant amount of weight, but to also potentially cure their weight related diseases. Really though, it gives patients a second chance at a healthier life.  Surgical weight loss increases energy, improves appearance and most importantly, dramatically improves the patient's quality of life. I truly love what I do." Dr. Braverman enjoys the continuity of care that comes with Bariatric Surgery as he gets to know his patients through their weight loss journey. Having performed over 3,000 bariatric operations with extremely low complication rates and no deaths, he is one of the most experienced and safest weight loss surgeons in California. Dr. Braverman's hobbies include physical fitness, oil painting, gardening, and playing softball. Most of all, he loves spending time with his wife and young children and enjoys taking advantage of living in sunny, Southern California.
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Dr. Braverman's Experience

Dr. Braverman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Dietetics
  • Metabolic Nutrition

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Appendicitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Generalized Obesity
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Lipomas
  • Obesity
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia


  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University Of Illinois
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Mt Sinai Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Mt Sinai Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Braverman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Braverman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Braverman to family and friends
based on 29 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Braverman Says:

I take great pride in caring for my patients and understanding their fears and goals in relationship to success with weight loss surgery.

Dr. Braverman'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 (11)
in Santa Fe Springs,Ca |
Dr Braverman is a true doctor and he is never in a rush when you have an appointment. He really listens and has a compassionat personality.
in Garden Grove, CA |
Dr. Braverman is an expert in his field and well versed in anything surgical. He has a great, calm, friendly demeanor which makes him very approachable and easy to talk to. I felt very at ease placing my trust in him. He's performed Lapband surgery for me & has been very supportive. Please ask him anything...he knows the answers.
in Brea, CA |
Dr. Braverman is a kind, empathetic physician/surgeon who is truly interested in the success of his patient. He is in my corner and has a program that helps me to succeed. His team is wonderful!!!!
in Los Angeles, CA |
I am a certified operating room Tech. I have worked with bariatric surgeons for over 15 when I saw Dr Braverman operate I knew he was the doctor for me. I received excellent care all my questions were answered and less than six months later I am within 20 pounds of my target weight.
in Orange, CA |
Very nice man, seems very knowledgeable and competent. Office personnel very helpful and kind.
in Orange, CA |
Caring and compassionate.
in Orange, CA |
Dr Braverman is amazing and very informative. I really appreciate the time he takes to make sure I understand everything.
in Orange, CA |
Excellent Doctor. He changed my life. Highly recommended.
in Orange, CA |
He is the more kind Doctor I ever meet. He gives to his patients a lot of time!!
in Orange, CA |
Everyone is always very friendly and helpful.
in Orange, CA |
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Dr. Braverman accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
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    Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
    Basic PPO
    Blue Shield of California PPO
    Enhanced Exclusive for Small Business HMO
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
    Blue & Gold HMO
    Community Care Network HMO
    Covered California - Bronze PPO
    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Individual and Family PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    WholeCare Network HMO
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group PPO
  • Humana
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Signature
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Braverman has admitting privileges

PIH Health Hospital - Whittier
12401 Washington Blvd
Whittier, CA 90602
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Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
18111 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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