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


  • English



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

August 02, 2019
I highly recommend Dr.Braverman. From day one when I first met him pre operatively, till the day of surgery, post operatively and now a year later, he still explains everything thoroughly and answers all my questions and or any concerns to the fullest! (Whereas, other doctors seem to rush you in and out of appts.) He truly listens to me as his patient and remembers what we talk about from our previous visits.
July 30, 2019
I've seen Dr. Braverman before, so I trust his knowledge, professionalism and honesty, so I was excited to reunite and continue my health care after 4 years hiatus. Although this was a very brief visit, I was expecting possibly more in depth testing or health updates and coaching for success. It was kept at a basic visit and off I went. Because I was expecting a more thorough exam, it may be that I'm where I need to be for the time being. Everything must have looked successful from Dr. Braverman's view. I will ask & see where I am within the next 6 months!
July 26, 2019
Yes I would tell everyone about this doctor.. how wonderful he is
July 22, 2019
Dr. Braverman is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about how the procedures and education that he and his hand-picked staff can offer a prospective patient is impressive. I would highly recommend him to family, friends and anyone interested in researching this avenue of help.
June 19, 2019
Dr. Braverman and his staff are absolutely the best! My procedure absolutely changed my life.
June 04, 2019
Dr. B is the best!
June 04, 2019
Great doctor
May 28, 2019
Doctor Braverman and his entire staff made my life 100% better through the gastric bypass surgery process. A year later, I have gone from 303 pounds down to 188 and feel healthy and happy. The educational process prior to the surgery, along with scheduled follow up office visits have been key in the success. I am very grateful for the opportunity to regain my health.
May 24, 2019
Very nice and supportive with all my issues
May 22, 2019
Dr. Braverman and his whole office staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and showed their support.
May 22, 2019
He is great!
May 15, 2019
They explain the entire process.
May 15, 2019
Great addition to PIH
May 08, 2019
Professional, knowledgeable, positive and easy to talk too.Explained everything in detail.
May 08, 2019
He is a funny guy and is very caring for his patients.
May 07, 2019
Dr. Braverman is so down to earth. He is a positive and caring Doctor.
April 19, 2019
A very positive experiance
April 17, 2019
Dr Braverman knows he's work and the importance of what it means to all of his parents.
April 03, 2019
Dr. Braverman is extremely informative and knowledgeable on his field of expertise. His "bedside" manner was friendly and informative. He spoke in "layman's" terms to both myself and my husband when explaining the different procedures. The long drive, 1 hour) was definitely worth it!
March 12, 2019
If considering bariatric surgery this is the team you want
March 06, 2019
The wait to see this provider was long but worth it.
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