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James Ku, MD

James Ku, MD Physician

Senior Physician Leader, Surgical Specialties, Lancaster General Health Physicians

Dr. Ku is employed by or has a contract with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.

About Dr. James Ku

I am a bariatric surgeon with experience managing obesity and related diseases. I specialize in laparoscopic gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy, and I have expertise with lap band and revisional bariatric surgery. I believe in a multidisciplinary approach to healthy weight management, utilizing dietitians, exercise physiologists, and neuropsychologists.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Bariatric Surgery

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adiposity
  • Bariatric Revision Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery Counseling
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Pacemaker
  • Gastroplasty
  • Insertion of Gastric Balloon
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery (LAGB)
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Stimulator Placement
  • Laparoscopic Removal of Gastric Restrictive Devices
  • Laparoscopic Revision of Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Morbid Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Obesity Surgery
  • Post-Bariatric and Weight-Loss Surgery
  • ROSE Procedure
  • Roux-En-Y Bypass
  • Stomach Stapling
  • Vertical Banded Gastroplasty
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Shield Medicare
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Humana / Medicare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/PA Preferred Health Networks
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Significa Benefit Services (fka EHP)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program
  • Vibra Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Graduate Hospital
Fellowship: University of North Carolina Hospitals

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Ku is employed by or has a contract with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Lancaster General Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.