Bradley Needleman

Bradley Needleman, MD

  • General Surgery
  • Physician

Clinical Professor of Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 42 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 13 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

My expertise is in metabolic and bariatric surgery, as well as other advanced minimally invasive operations. I am very passionate about the benefits bariatric surgery can provide to patients who have struggled with weight and other medical problems. Our program is geared toward providing the right operation for the right patient with life-long care to optimize results.

I believe patients deserve a surgeon who listens to them. It's important to hear their concerns. This feedback is an important part of determining a care plan, including an operation that fits their expectations. My desire is to offer patients the least "invasive" operation that meets their needs.

The best part of working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the people. There is a noticeable commitment to offering the highest quality of care. I love being surrounded by really smart individuals who are passionate about what they do.

In my free time I enjoy reading, relaxing with my family and spending time outdoors. I am an avid tennis player and also enjoy shooting trap and sporting clays.
  • Director, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Medical director, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and Comprehensive Weight Management Program
  • Founding president, Ohio Society for Bariatric Surgery
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2015-2019
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2015-2022
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Herniorrhaphy
  • Hernia, Abdominal
  • Abdominal Wall
  • Robotics
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastroplasty
  • Obesity, Morbid
  • Digestive System Diseases
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Choledocholithiasis
  • Digestive System Surgical Procedures
  • Hernia, Hiatal
  • Hernia, Ventral
  • Obesity
  • Cholecystitis
  • General Surgery

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Mount Sinai School of Medicine SUNY, New York, NY
8/1/1990 - 6/30/1994


Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

7/1/1994 - 6/30/1996


Washington Hospital Center / Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC

7/1/1996 - 6/30/1999

Academic Information

My Department


My Division

General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

More About My Work


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

42 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    5.0 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    5.0 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5.0 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

    He was very nice, thorough, and took plenty of time to explain things and answer questions.

  • Reviewed on Jul 07, 2022

    Is very good top notch.

  • Reviewed on Mar 01, 2022

    I love Ohio State Wexner Medical Hospital.

  • Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

    Dr. Needleman is supportive of my medical concerns, and how best to address my health issues of too much weight loss.

  • Reviewed on Jul 25, 2021

    Everyone was very punctual and aware that my time is as precious as theirs. (I do appreciate this)With that being said, they did not hurry or skip over any important information. I feel I got the attention that I needed of all involved.

  • Reviewed on Jul 07, 2021

    Dr. Needleman is an awesome doctor, he explained and provided me with all the knowledge I asked for he very much LISTENED to what I was saying.

  • Reviewed on Jul 01, 2021

    Dr. Needleman, I feel, is the best. I really searched for the right bariatric doctor. I know he is the best. I wouldn't trust anyone else.

  • Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

    My doctor/surgeon has been & continues to be an excellent physician gives me hope my health problems will be able to be repaired.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/30/2022, Dr. Needleman has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Revmedica