Justin Braverman - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Justin D. Braverman

Justin D. Braverman, MD

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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.


12462 Putnam St #500
Whittier, California 90602
  • Main: 562.789.5449
  • Fax: 562.789.4449

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians

PIH Health Hospital - Whittier





  • Bariatric Surgery



Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center-Chicago (Illinois)


The N.E.W Program


Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School (Illinois)


Surgery (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

February 27, 2019
Very nice Doctor and staff. You are seen timely on date of appointment. Don't be discouraged by the time it takes for new patients to get an appointment, but this is something that could be improved.
February 20, 2019
February 13, 2019
The provider and staff were excellent! No complaints at all, would definitely recommend this dept
February 12, 2019
I would highly recommend Dr. Braverman to anyone considering weight loss surgery. The doctor knows his stuff.
January 23, 2019
Dr Braverman is the BEST!!!!!
January 09, 2019
Dr. Braverman Is extremely knowledgeable, professional and respectful! A great asset to PIH.
January 08, 2019
As well trained & experienced as Dr Braverman is, he is a very humble person, this makes him very easy to talk to. When I work with someone I like know what their qualifications are, why should I listen to this person. The first time I met him, he started off by telling me where he went to school, where he got his training, certificates & associations, years in practice. The first doctor I went about my weight only said repeatedly, "your fat". I've never heard anything remotely close to that.
January 07, 2019
I would let them know that this doctor is very professional, well informed on the surgery. He takes his time to make sure you understand everything he has explained. If you have any questions, he has the time to listen and then explain in a way you can understand.
January 02, 2019
Fast and Friendly. Always going the extra mile to explain a few times to ensure you understand and never leave with doubts.
November 27, 2018
Terrible experience with Dr Braverman's staffing Dr Braverman is excellent and caring and takes time for his patients.
November 27, 2018
I liked Dr. Braverman & his staff. His clinic felt welcoming. All my questions were answered. Initially, I was leaning towards NOT having surgery. After the consult, I chose to have gastric bypass.
November 26, 2018
An amazing doctor that understood my concerns. I liked him very much.
November 26, 2018
I have to say that the consultation was great.... He was caring and he definitely explains everything good....
November 13, 2018
My daughter was in the exam room. She was impressed with the doctor also
November 07, 2018
Come to PIH!!
October 30, 2018
I appreciate the honesty I receive.
October 26, 2018
he's a great doctor.
October 24, 2018
Dr Braverman is an excellent dr. He was very thorough and came in prepared with my medical history. He spent lots of time explaining the procedure and was very reassuring.
October 23, 2018
Very nice, excellent surgeon.
October 15, 2018
Provider was very informative. He educated me on procedure options and what would be best if I were part of his family which I liked.
October 12, 2018
The best Doctor ever.
October 10, 2018
Very knowledgeable and took time to listen to concerns and answer questions without being rushed
October 09, 2018
Very professional. Answers all questions. Listens to your concerns.
October 09, 2018
i recomend them very highy to anyone
September 17, 2018
Dr. Braverman was so nice so patient. He made me feel like what I had to say was important. he took the time to get to know me and just made me feel so comfortable. I wasn't sure what to expect when I first sat down to schedule this consultation but after meeting Dr. Braverman my only regret is how come I didn't make it sooner. I have already referred him to a co-worker and I will continue to refer him.
September 14, 2018
I would definitely recommend PIH, and Dr. Braverman very highly
September 12, 2018
Very attentive physician gave me options regarding my specific medical needs.
September 04, 2018
He's like that younger brother one wish they always had! Comforting, easy to talk with and you just know you've found the right doctor to do your surgery. To add to this he has the respect of his fellow Medical team and every Doctor I've spoke with. People travel far & wide to have him do their surgerys. He offeres an unreprochable approach to weight loss along with a pre-diet food package and post surgical nutritional advise. I truely felt his goal is to change the lives of his patients for the better with clear instructions of what one must do to achaive this!
August 31, 2018
He is a very caring physician when it comes to his patients' health issues and concerns ... and an excellent surgeon.
August 28, 2018
I think your Bariatric Program is Outstanding. I am happy to be a part of your Bariatric Program at PIHhealth. Thank you.
August 28, 2018
Thank you to Dr. Braverman and his staff for helping me to be healthier and for reaching my goals successfully. Cheers to you all
August 21, 2018
Even Though I was hesitant and rude to staff they kept it professional and still won me over in getting surgery. I still recommend Dr Braverman to people. He saved my life.
August 21, 2018
Knowledgeable and caring
August 15, 2018
Dr. Braverman the man to see if you are thinking about gastric surgery. He is thorough and courteous. Very attentive to questions and concerns.
August 15, 2018
Dr.Braverman is the best, you can't be in better care than with him and his staff.
August 14, 2018
August 08, 2018
Dr was very informative, listens to everything you have to say. And answers all questions. He made me feel very comfortable. Actually his whole staff was great. Thank you.
August 07, 2018
Dr. Braverman is a doctor that knows his job but is caring also about the patients needs and is the best at what he does. I would gladly give him my shirt of my back if he needed it. He us awesome.
August 07, 2018
He is the best!
August 07, 2018
Friendly, professional and great doc
July 25, 2018
Sincere, polite, attentive, friendly, professional - great experience
July 24, 2018
Dr. Braverman was able to help me in my physical problems where now I am able to enjoy my family and eating again. My husband has great piece of mind because I can eat again. I feel great and best side effect is that I have lost weight in the process. Thanks again!
July 23, 2018
I highly recommend the doctor and the staff they were very attentive very caring in a professional way very knowledgeable in their field provided me with all the right answers to all my questions and concerns the attitudes were very high in Spirited
July 23, 2018
If you are considering bariatric surgery. Go see Dr Braverman.
July 11, 2018
Great Dr. great service gnosis stuff staff is awesome couldn’t ask for better
July 11, 2018
Dr. Braverman was very nice, he explained everything where I could easily understand. The staff was very nice and my overall experience was great and would recommend Dr.Braverman to anyone as he was recommended to me by my close friend.
July 10, 2018
Dr. Braverman is an awesome surgeon.I am totally blessed to have him to be my biatric surgeon. We need more surgeons like Dr. Braverman in this world.
July 10, 2018
Really caring dr. Seems to really care about his patients.
June 27, 2018
Great doctor. To long for an appointment but obviously because he is that good.
June 27, 2018
He is a wonderful doctor
June 27, 2018
would recommend this service to anyone interested in bariatric surgery
June 26, 2018
Excellent service as always
June 22, 2018
Dr. Braverman is fantastic
June 20, 2018
Very good doctor very nice and funny and has a very nice staff
June 19, 2018
Dr was very clear
June 19, 2018
Dr. Braverman is the best!
June 19, 2018
Awesome customer service by Medical Assistant Jose and professional and awesome bedside manners by Dr.Braverman
June 15, 2018
Dr Braverman was very kind and courteous and helpful. You can tell that he loves what he does by the way he is so passionate about his work and results. I left my consultation knowledgeable and I honestly feel safe with him.
June 13, 2018
Dr. Braverman is the best. He is what I think a doctor should be ...
June 13, 2018
Dr. Braverman is the best!
June 12, 2018
If you're looking for a bariatric Dr., Dr. Braverman is the one to go to. Very nice and helpful, and my surgery went very smoothly.
June 05, 2018
Dr Braverman is the reason I drive many miles to the facility. He is a great doctor with excellent communication skills. He deserves a raise.
May 29, 2018
Love and respect Dr. Braverman. He's a great Doctor. Very attentive and funny. Makes every visit pleasant. Thank you for your compassion during the year of my transformation to become healthier.
May 23, 2018
Very informative about procedure to be done
May 23, 2018
After dealing with a particular issue for over 3 years, Dr. Braverman put aside everything he read and personally asked to hear my story. Because of his empathy, he was able to diagnose my illness and directed me to another specialist. At this time, both doctors will work together to correct the issue and start the healing process. I am very appreciative.
May 22, 2018
Dr.Braverman and his staff are the best.
May 22, 2018
Dr. Braverman is an outstanding surgeon, and wonderful doctor. He is extremely personable, listens to all of your concerns, and is extremely thorough in his explanations and recommendations.
May 22, 2018
Don’t have a balance on the books
May 22, 2018
He and his staff are awesome!
May 22, 2018
Dr. Braverman is everything you want a doctor to be! He is professional, knowledgeable, a great listener and super funny when appropriate. I really appreciate that because he puts you at ease and makes you feel like you are getting the best care possible. I can't say enough about him!
May 18, 2018
May 16, 2018
Dr. BravermanIs very thorough and listens to your concerns.
May 15, 2018
Very impressive staff. Knowledgeable and explained things very clearly. Dr. Braverman is a very friendly and approachable doctor. A very admirable bedside manner.
May 10, 2018
Dr.Braverman, is the best. All of the nurses and the nursing assistant were great.
May 10, 2018
Explained very well. his staff is also very good!
May 09, 2018
Don't go no were else
May 08, 2018
I have referred friends to Dr. Braverman already
May 08, 2018
I highly recommend Dr. Braverman and PIH - wonderful facility! Well worth the drive!
May 07, 2018
Very professional, attentive & caring! Dr B was awesome!
May 03, 2018
I had made a special request which was for the whole operating room to please be careful with my back and they did. My back did not hurt at all when I woke up. I am so thankful for that. Thank you everybody.
May 03, 2018
He is vey passionate about his work and patients
May 02, 2018
Dr. Braverman is a competent doctor who cares about his patients. After my first visit, I felt that he would figure out what was making me so ill. Dr. Braverman did just that, and within 4 months, I had surgery that seems to have made a huge benefit to my quality of life. The process was quick and efficient; and he made me feel cared for, which is a dying quality in doctors. He created a safe, comfortable environment for me to be honest; which I have no doubt affected the quality of my care, in a positive way. Dr. Braverman is an outstanding physician, I believe that he saved my life; and I am forever grateful. I've already referred a friend to him.
April 30, 2018
Great Bariatric doctor
April 30, 2018
Amazing Doctor