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.
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.