Howard H. Jones, MD

Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery; Chair, Robotic Committee

Howard Jones, MD
Specialties
Gynecology
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Valley Medical Group
Member, ColigoCare
ColigoCare is a network of physicians working collectively to provide the highest quality care to patients and the community.

Location(s)

VMG - Gynecologic Oncology, Paramus

140 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Suite 525S
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: 201-614-6127
Fax: 201-483-3421

Education

Education

MD, St. George's University School Of Medicine, 2003 - 2007

BA, University Of Montana, 1996 - 1999

Fellowships

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Min. Invasive Surgery, 2011 - 2012

Internship & Residency

Columbia University/NY Pres. Hospital, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2007 - 2011

Get to Know Me

What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

I specialize in the treatment of abnormal bleeding due many causes. Fibroids are a special interest and I offer minimally invasive (laparoscopic) treatment of very large fibroids as well as alternative management strategies tailored to the patients goals. I also focus on treatment of pelvic pain and endometriosis and ovarian masses. I have extensive experience treating a multitude of complex gynecologic and surgical problems. Whatever your particular gynecologic problem, I can offer a successful and satisfying treatment.

What techniques or procedures do you use in your practice?

I utilize the daVinci Robotic surgery platform as well as the latest laparoscopic techniques. The most current robotic technology available in the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery suite including at daVinci Xi platform using 3D visualization, haptic feedback, enhanced dexterity, field magnification, and increased surgical precision. I have performed nearly 1000 cases using the DaVinci system. All of my surgical candidates enjoy the benefits of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathway that I pioneered at The Valley Hospital with the collaboration of the Anesthesia Department. ERAS combined with robotic and traditional laparoscopic surgical approaches offer the patient faster recovery and are the new paradigm in integrated surgical patient management.

Describe some of your professional highlights.

I trained at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and then completed a fellowship in Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery and Pelvic Pain at Vanderbilt University, before joining the Valley Medical Group. I had the fortune of learning from the nation's premier laparoscopic and robotic surgeons during my training. Currently I am the director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Chair of the Robotic Surgery Committee. I am proud to be named as one of Bergen counties top doctors. However, my greatest joy is helping patients get their lives back after suffering from abnormal bleeding or chronic pelvic pain. I have hundreds of satisfied patients. I have accomplished many laparoscopic surgeries that other physicians thought "could not be done" using laparoscopic techniques. I routinely remove fibroids laparoscopically weighing more than 1000g and have removed specimens up to 4000g!

What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?

I am focused on meeting the patients goals through shared decision making. I realize that everyone has different priority and concerns and therefore may need different interventions for the same problem. I also have access to novel treatments and techniques and work to apply them to every patient's unique conditions. I believe in a compassionate and goal directed care, striving to meet patients where they are in their treatment pathway. I pay particular attention to patient education and take time with every patient to explain what the problem is and what options are available. I also feel strongly that the quality and safety of patient care are paramount and work with my staff and the hospital towards these goals. I am a member of the Safety Committee and Physician Advisory Group for Information Technology at The Valley Hospital.

What inspired you to become a doctor?

I come from a strong family background of women's physicians. My grandmother and grandfather were both OB/GYN's and pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). My father was an accomplished Gynecologic Oncologist. Despite this strong family history, it was a series of events starting with the 9/11 attack that propelled me on my path. After the attack I volunteered for the Red Cross in downtown NYC and other non-profits after that. Inspired by my volunteering I decided to pursue a career in medicine to provide care for those in need. Helping others gives my life meaning and fulfillment to this day.

Insurance

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Patient Ratings & Comments

4.8

Comments are gathered from our patient satisfaction surveys.

05/11/2022
One of the best doctors I have ever encountered and staff
02/18/2022
During my post surgical visit with Dr. Jones, we spent time reviewing my course of treatment from start to finish. He also gave me great follow up care instructions. He took the time to remind me of my annual appointments. I would highly recommend Dr. Jones.
01/25/2022
All very good and professional
01/25/2022
My favorite physician ever!
01/17/2022
The doctor always communicated with me by remembering previous discussions which make feel confident and he knew his patient so no confusion. Very kind provider and always goes for what best for the patient.