View map

Dr. Brian Jacob, MD, FACS

Surgeon

New York, NY

Overall rating
5.0
Recent reviews
Dr. Jacob is the man to see if you have a hernia in NYC. For context I have had 2 inguinalhernia surgeries, one by the head of surgery at one of the top 3 NYC hospitals and the other with Dr. Jacob. I can say the experience with Dr. Jacob was better in almost every way. Its one thing to find a surgeon who is technically very skilled—Dr. Jacob is one of the best known Hernia Surgeons in the country—I found him by asking a friend who is a surgeon who asked around and came back with Dr. Jacob’s name. The other thing is that he is super friendly and accessible, spends as much time with you as you need, is super straightforward and reassuring with any concerns. Among surgeons, some are highly skilled in the OR (wouldn’t want to compromise on that) and some are very kind/nice/have a good way with patients, Dr. Jacob is both. He is out of network on insurance plans so that is the one reason he may not be the right fit for everyone but my insurance paid back most of his fee. For me the level of stress with him and his staff was way lower and my confidence that I was getting the best care made the marginal spend well worth it.
Dr. Jacob is the man to see if you have a hernia in NYC. For context I have had 2 inguinal hernia surgeries, one by the head of surgery at oneof the top 3 NYC hospitals and the other with Dr. Jacob. I can say the experience with Dr. Jacob was better in almost every way. Its one thing to find a surgeon who is technically very skilled—Dr. Jacob is one of the best known Hernia Surgeons in the country—I found him by asking a friend who is a surgeon who asked around and came back with Dr. Jacob’s name. The other thing is that he is super friendly and accessible, spends as much time with you as you need, is super straightforward and reassuring with any concerns. Among surgeons, some are highly skilled in the OR (wouldn’t want to compromise on that) and some are very kind/nice/have a good way with patients, Dr. Jacob is both. He is out of network on insurance plans so that is the one reason he may not be the right fit for everyone but my insurance paid back most of his fee. For me the level of stress with him and his staff was way lower and my confidence that I was getting the best care made the marginal spend well worth it.
Initials hidden · Less than 6 months ago
One of the more passionate doctors that I see. He takes the time to listen and understand your problems before jumpingto conclusions. Highly recommended.
One of the more passionate doctors that I see. He takes the time to listen and understand your problems before jumping to conclusions. Highly recommended.
Initials hidden · July 16, 2018

About Dr. Brian Jacob

Dr. Brian P. Jacob is a specialized hernia and bariatric surgeon. He operates at Mount Sinai Medical Center and at Midtown Surgery Center in New York City. Dr. Jacob is considered an expert in treating the diseases of hernia, groin pain, abdominal and pelvic pain, and obesity. Dr. Jacob is on the Board of Governors of the Americas Hernia Society (AHS) as well as the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). He has been selected by The New York Times Magazine and by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. for New York Magazine as a Top Doctor for five consecutive years 2012-2016. Dr. Jacob is considered an out-of-network provider with many insurances. His office recognizes that there are hundreds of different types of insurance plans. To best learn about your specific insurance plan's benefits, his office recommends first providing your insurance plan information prior to scheduling an appointment. They are glad to review your specific plan's benefits with you ahead of coming in for an appointment. In addition to operating, Dr. Jacob is the author and co-author of numerous book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics that include robotic surgery, hernia surgery, and groin pain. He recently co-edited The SAGES Manual on Hernia Repair AND the SAGES Manual on Groin Pain.

Specialties

  • Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Wayne State University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Residency in Surgery
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, Fellowship in Laparoscopic Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, New York State Chapter
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Hernia Society
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Awards and publications

  • Castle Connolly New York Magazine Top Doctors 2014
  • Castle Connolly New York Magazine Top Doctors 2013
  • Castle Connolly New York Magazine Top Doctors 2012

Zocdoc awards

See you again
Speedy response
Scheduling hero

Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1023084779

Dr. Brian Jacob's office location

Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York

1010 Fifth Ave, (enter between 82-83 St.)

New York, NY 10028

Patient reviews for Dr. Brian Jacob

All reviews have been submitted by patients after seeing the provider. For more information, check out our Patient Knowledge Base.
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Jacob is the man to see if you have a hernia in NYC. For context I have had 2 inguinal hernia surgeries, one by the head of surgery at one of the top 3 NYC hospitals and the other withDr. Jacob. I can say the experience with Dr. Jacob was better in almost every way. Its one thing to find a surgeon who is technically very skilled—Dr. Jacob is one of the best known Hernia Surgeons in the country—I found him by asking a friend who is a surgeon who asked around and came back with Dr. Jacob’s name. The other thing is that he is super friendly and accessible, spends as much time with you as you need, is super straightforward and reassuring with any concerns. Among surgeons, some are highly skilled in the OR (wouldn’t want to compromise on that) and some are very kind/nice/have a good way with patients, Dr. Jacob is both. He is out of network on insurance plans so that is the one reason he may not be the right fit for everyone but my insurance paid back most of his fee. For me the level of stress with him and his staff was way lower and my confidence that I was getting the best care made the marginal spend well worth it.
Less than 6 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
One of the more passionate doctors that I see. He takes the time to listen and understand your problems before jumping to conclusions. Highly recommended.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
My first visit with Dr. Jacob two months after a nagging sports injury. He has an easy manner and is super knowledgeable. I will see him again in a month or so after imaging analysis.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I was very impressed with Dr. Jacob and his staff and would highly recommend him!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Extremely thorough, present, and pleasant. Highly recommend.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
A very knowledgable doctor. very good impression he made.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
My wife had hernia mesh complications since they put it in 2008 and it got much worse lately when it start bleeding in the mesh area, no dr could help or even acknowledge it could be th mesh and make herfeels its just in her head! Wasted money and time and putting her down. Until we found dr Brian Jacob! We drove 8 hours to meet him and god it worth everything min, th staff was so friendly and thy ralked to us on a personal level. Dr read her history and reports carefully word by word and spent more than an hour then he said its th mesh! It need to come out!! We scheduled surgery to remove that mesh in a month! So happy that we found help
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
One of the best medical doctors I have ever been do. Dr Jacob knows his stuff while at the same time showing great empathy to you when you ask questions. I highly recommend him!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I found him to be incredibly knowledgeable and also quite personable. I was immediately reassured by his approach and his thoroughness. His whole staff was wonderful to work with. I know I made the right choice.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
ZocdocSurgeonDr. Brian Jacob, MD, FACS