Justin Braverman MD | Bariatric Surgeon | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
Justin D. Braverman

Justin D. Braverman MD


Bariatric Surgery
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4.9 / 5 (based on 243 Reviews) View 63 Comments

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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.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





  • Bariatric Surgery


Medical School

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


Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center-Chicago (Illinois)


Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center-Chicago (Illinois)


The N.E.W Program

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery


Patient Reviews

September 14, 2022
This was actually the first time I felt comfortable being my size. Nobody stared at me. Nobody judged me. I I've gone through a lot my whole life with being overweight and I would just like to add my after seeing Dr. Braverman during my appointment he just explain things so well. I felt like I was taking advantage of his time. I know his time is very valuable, but he drew on the board and he explained. He really helped me understand the 2 different procedures and I'm very grateful. He took his time. I didn't feel like a bother and I it was a very good experience for what I have gone through my whole life with being overweight and treatment I have received bad treatment from doctors
September 09, 2022
Dr. Braverman saved my life. Without him, I wouldn't be living a life and living right now. He's awesome.
September 07, 2022
Love love Dr!!!! He awesome
September 06, 2022
Well, the doctors were excellent and explained how things were and they were excellent doctors and to me, they explained things well. Thank you for your care.
September 02, 2022
I like everything, it is fine, thanks.
August 17, 2022
I really like Dr. Braverman. He was really nice, kind, and and really helpful.
August 15, 2022
I was very pleased with Dr. Braverman. I'm looking forward to this new chapter of my life and working with him and his team and becoming a healthier me and just wanted to say thank you for the time that he gave me yesterday and the demonstration of drawing and how he explained everything was very very outstanding. Thank you.
August 08, 2022
Dr. Braverman is a world class doctor. He knows his stuff and relays it to you in a very professional and caring way. My surgery so far has been a success all thanks to him, his practice staff and the hospital staff. I would recommend Dr. Braverman to anyone who is interested in bariatric surgery.
July 13, 2022
Complete experience has been wonderful.
July 13, 2022
Dr Braverman super down to earth any concerns I have are handled with care compassion and understanding always pushing in a supportive way that's helping me reach my goal! The nurse who did my vitals was extremely warm and welcoming I'm sorry i didn't get her name . Great visit thank you
July 13, 2022
Really courteous and spend time to answer all my questions
July 13, 2022
thank you for all your help
July 08, 2022
Dr. Braverman was extremely patient and kind. He explained everything in depth and answered all of my questions perfectly! I am so happy to be in his care, I was a bit nervous for bariatric surgery, but he eased all of my worries! Thank you Dr.!!
June 29, 2022
I am a prior patient of Dr Braverman. I drove from Rancho Mirage to Whittier to be evaluated by someone I respect and trust. Dr Braverman makes you know that you are supported, listened to, respected and that everything will be done to help me. I am so greatful that I found him again.
June 29, 2022
Office staff, provider and nutritionist were extremely helpful and friendly.
June 14, 2022
Dr Braverman is an exceptional doctor and surgeon. He was able to repair a hernia that was found during the procedure and completed the bypass and biopsy without any issues. Dr Braverman explained the surgery procedure and outcomes with my family and answered their questions thoroughly. Dr Braverman has excellent bedside care and shows compassion and patience.
June 08, 2022
Doctor Braverman is beyond amazing. My two sisters have seen him and have only talked nothing but good things about him and now I know why!
June 03, 2022
Dr Braverman, was very nice and explained everything very thoroughly, i felt very comfortable going over every option available.
May 25, 2022
Thank you Justin Braverman.
May 19, 2022
Great team! From Doctor to nurses all wonderful, kind and show some much compassion
May 17, 2022
Very happy with the whole process, loved the outcome!
May 11, 2022
Dr. Braverman is the best doctor ever. He truly cares for his patience and listens to them.. he even listens when I tell him how my weekend was with my grandkids or where I went. The man is a saint.. Thank you.
May 06, 2022
Justin Braverman is the outstanding physician and doctor. A great asset to the presbyterian family.
March 30, 2022
Always a great, caring experience Dr. Braverman and his Staff
March 28, 2022
Was a great visit, everything was explained, questions were answered thoroughly, explained how the surgery's were done. Would definitely recommend him along w the whole office.
March 25, 2022
The office personnel were wonderful. They explained the paperwork to me and what to do next. Dr. Braverman was such and inspiration. I had fearful doubts about this procedure but Dr. Braverman explained everything so clearly and in such detail, I not only lost by fear or doubts, I was inspired and excited about my future. He is a real people person and he is greatly appreciated.
March 16, 2022
Dr. Braverman have very good bed side manner. He was explained everything to me and I felt very comfortable and the girls that helps him in his office when I got there. And when I was done, were very informative and very helpful with all my questions.
March 07, 2022
Amazing customer service from the moment you walk in to the moment you walk out.
March 01, 2022
He is a very good listener and he cares about your progress with the bariatric surgery
February 28, 2022
Upon first meeting Dr. Braverman, I felt he really cares about the health of his patients. I didn't feel like just a number- he also took the time to explain everything to my daughter who had concerns about the prospective surgery. I really hope everything goes well and I have a successful outcome.
February 22, 2022
Great staff and doctors at PIH!
February 16, 2022
Dr. Braverman took the time to answer all of my questions and he explained everything in a way that was easy for me to understand. He made me feel comfortable and at ease. Dr. Braverman is compassionate and I could tell he really cares about his patients and the care that he provides. I trust that my medical care is in the best hands.
February 07, 2022
Dr. Braverman was very professional and explained everything to me so I understood my opinions. He was Very courteous and I felt very comfortable with trusting him with my health needs. Looking forward to improving my overall health with his help
January 31, 2022
Very professional
January 26, 2022
I just like to think Dr. Braverman, and his stuff for making me feel so comfortable. And taking time to explain everything to my mom, and I. So that we really feel comfortable with the decision.
January 21, 2022
Doctor and staff are GREAT!
January 17, 2022
Dr. Braverman was absolutely amazing. When I went to see him on the 17th of January. He answered all my questions, and was very friendly and very, very nice and understanding about everything that he went over and the whole staff was extremely nice. I feel like, you know, I felt like almost I was a part of like a little bit of a family in a way, just because everybody was so nice, and welcoming and understanding, and reassuring. So, everybody was absolutely amazing.
January 14, 2022
Hi, in regards to the waiting time for the appointment. I get there on time. My time comes and goes. When another people come in behind to maybe to on the same side. Dr. Braverman side, and they come in behind me or after me. And they only there about maybe 5 minutes at the most. Then they get called in. So (INAUDIBLE) obviously I don't know the process of what's going on. But it's not seem to be (INAUDIBLE) I actually waited for a long time more than 15 minutes before I was seen.
January 12, 2022
I definitely would recommend Dr. Braverman, love that doctor. I feel so comfortable and confident with everything that he says, and he explains very clearly and love that doctor.
January 12, 2022
Great Staff,& Doctor
December 21, 2021
Great care.
December 17, 2021
Dr Braverman is a great doctor and surgeon. I am very grateful to have him as my physician.
December 15, 2021
The whole staff is so awesome and friendly and very professional. Dr. Braverman is a total delight and explains everything perfectly.
December 15, 2021
Dr Braverman is beyond and above.
December 15, 2021
I'm Very happy with he's care
December 14, 2021
All good. Thank you so much..
December 08, 2021
Just wanted to let you know that I'm very, very happy with Dr. Braverman. He has treated me as a person, not just a number but a patient. She treated me with respect and concerned and, you know, I'm just very satisfied with him and very pleased with it. Thank you.
December 01, 2021
Dr. J.Braverman is an excellent, wonderful, passionate, compassionate, understanding and all the qualities of a great doctor/surgeon! He encourages/encouraged and very positive towards my journey! I have no negative complaints towards Dr. Braverman as a matter of fact, he changed my life completely and might have saved my life! I love Dr. Braverman! Thank you and I am so glad and privileged to have met him in times of my unhealthy lifestyle!
November 29, 2021
md was very nice professional explained and answered my questions office is well organized.
November 17, 2021
Yes, Dr. Braverman, just wanted to say thank you for always treating me like a person, and not like a person who's overweight there to help me. There is not ridicule me, just give me options. And also [name removed], and all of the nursing staff. They were very professional. Any time I leave a message, they've got back to me in a timely manner. I am trusting them on the 18th with my bariatric surgery. And I used to be very nervous, but now, I am not. I feel completely like I'm in good hands, and that's due to their professionalism, and their devotion to their craft. So, I appreciate them. And absolutely, I definitely recommend them for anyone in their future. That's dealing with what I'm dealing with.
November 16, 2021
Dr Braverman, had to reschedule my surgery date, due to personal issues he had and he apologized for that, and appreciated that I waited for him. That was very kind and sincere of him.
November 15, 2021
Love the staff, felt like I was being heard.
November 10, 2021
Everyone in the office was respectful and friendly.
November 05, 2021
This is the best doctor I have every had. I trust him totally
November 03, 2021
Everything is great !
November 02, 2021
Consistent excellent customer service with excellent care from Dr. Braverman and staff. Much appreciated.
October 27, 2021
As mentioned in my last appointment I had to wait over an hour to been seen. Yes I did check in online.
October 27, 2021
I didn't plan on having surgery, but If I get to a point where I know I need it without a doubt I'd choose Dr. Braverman.
October 22, 2021
Excellent service I would return even if I had to pay for consultation
October 13, 2021
This provider is the most passionate and caring doctor, I have ever had. Extremely nice, extremely professional, and great at what he does.
October 12, 2021
Dr. Braverman was very nice, explained everything to me, answered my questions and told me everything that I should know regarding the surgery. The staff was especially kind and he is just a great doctor and I look forward to seeing him in the future.
October 12, 2021
Dr. Braverman is amazing! He made me feel comfortable and spoke to me with in-depth details. So in depth to the point where I thought I can do the surgery myself now lol.... I honestly love his personality you can tell he's definitely passionate about what he does. I am so glad that I was recommended to Dr. Braverman I hope to get my surgery as soon as possible from him.
October 11, 2021
Dr. Braverman is the best doctor I've ever gone to. He explains things really well. And I trust him and I'm so happy that I found him to do my surgery. He is a great person.
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