Dr. Thomas Bauer, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 54

Dr. Bauer
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Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore - Hope Tower

19 DAVIS AVE Neptune, NJ 07753

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Dr. Thomas Bauer, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Neptune, NJ and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bauer has more experience with Thoracic Surgical Procedures than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Christiana Hospital and Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bauer to book an appointment.

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  • Explained conditions well (8)
What could be improved
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  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
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Dr Bauer operated on me for stomach cancer. I was very scared about surgery because i was never sick. He comforted me, and visited me every day in the 14 days i was in the hospital. I will never forget the support he gave me though this cancer and he removed part of my stomach and esophagus and the cancer never returned in the three years now. i would trust NO OTHER 5 STAR FOR ME......
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Gene denucci – Aug 01, 2019
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This is wonderful, Gene! Thank you for sharing!
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Stop looking, this is "the guy"!
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jay Keating in NJ – May 02, 2019
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Thank you, Jay!
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In May, 2018, Dr. Bauer performed hiatal hernia surgery on me. It is the end of August and I feel wonderful. No more pills for indigestion. I went back to work in less than three weeks. I had a very large hernia and I was apprehensive about the surgery. Dr. Bauer thoroughly answered all my questions. I had no pain after surgery (with aid of meds) and stayed in hospital overnight. I had minimal discomfort for the next couple of days and gastro doctor told me I didn't need any further tests.
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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Joanna P. in NJ – Aug 30, 2018
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What an amazing surgeon we have with Dr. Bauer! On behalf of my mother Pat J. from Barnegat, NJ, I would like to thank the doctor and his staff for all the good that they have done. His skills, care and kindness are surely top-notch. My mother is now better than ever, regaining her quality of life that was missing for such a long time. My father gave the doctor a big hug after her successful hiatal hernia surgery. Dr. Bauer has everything one would want from a surgeon. Greatly recommended!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sharon J. in Vernon, NJ – Jun 06, 2018
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Dr Bauer spent 30 minutes plus with me today. he was soft-spoken thoroughly answered all my questions went above and beyond to consult with another doctors even while I was there. I am confident for him to do my surgery n respect his opinion.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Nancy Lewis in Ocean – Apr 04, 2018
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I saw Dr. Bauer as a consult for a thyroidectomy. He is a warm gentleman and thorough doctor. My thyroid had nodules which expanded it down into my chest and into my aortic arch and pulmonary arteries. He assisted my thyroid surgeon and performed a miracle for me!! I was told that there was a 99% chance that they would have to open my chest. Although it took him hours of tedious surgery he was able to avoid the need to open my chest. I will be forever grateful that I chose him as my doctor.
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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Gary in Avon by the Sea – Nov 04, 2017
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Although Dr. Thomas Bauer may be a good thoracic surgeon, he has a poor bedside manner. He should treat folks especially elderly sick folks like he would treat his own family. Perhaps he doesn't treat his own parents respectfully either. My parents were to be at the hospital for a 730am procedure, he had the nerve to reprimand them for being late. He expected them at 630am but his office never convayed that to either my folks or me. Then he tells my poor Dad he should expect pain!
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Lisa low in Middletown, NJ – Jun 14, 2017
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Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1999
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1992
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School

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Dr. Bauer frequently treats Thoracic Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Bauer specializes.

Where is Dr. Thomas Bauer, MD's office located?

Dr. Bauer's office is located at 19 DAVIS AVE, Neptune, NJ 07753. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Bauer

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Bauer treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Bauer treats other conditions, please contact the office at (732) 776-3690.

Thoracic Surgical Procedures

Thoracic surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on surgical treatment of conditions affecting the chest, including the heart, lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall.Compare with other Thoracic Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Bauer is experienced in the area of Thoracic Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thoracentesis
Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
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Dr. Bauer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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Locations

Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore - Hope Tower

Meridian Medical Associates PC19 DAVIS AVE Neptune, NJ 07753
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