Dr. Thomas Bauer, MD

Dr. Thomas Bauer, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 53

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Bauer, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Neptune, NJ and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bauer has more experience with Thoracic Surgery 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 Ocean Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bauer to book an appointment.


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Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore - Hope Tower

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(609) 489-5729
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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......
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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"!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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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Dr. Bauer accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Thoracic Surgery

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 Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bauer performs Lung Surgery more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Bauer performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bauer performs Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Bauer performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bauer performs Thoracoscopic Lobectomy more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Bauer performs this procedure more than 87% of their peers

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Dr. Bauer's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hernia Repair
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Thomas Bauer, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Neptune, NJ and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bauer has more experience with Thoracic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Jefferson...Read more

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

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Ocean Medical Center

Brick, NJ

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Neptune, NJ

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center

Manahawkin, NJ

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Riverview Medical Center

Red Bank, NJ

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital

Newark, DE

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)