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Dr. Nikhilesh R. Sekhar Takes the Lead in Connecticut

Dr. Nikhilesh R. Sekhar has joined our Connecticut New York Bariatric Group branch as the Attending Bariatric Surgeon.

No stranger to NYBG, Dr. Sekhar has worked with us since 2014. He is one of our top surgeons, having performed hundreds of bariatric surgeries. In addition to his work with NYBG, Dr. Sekhar is the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown, NY.

Before joining NYBG, Dr. Sekhar was the Attending Surgeon and Surgical Associate of Neenah, Midwest Bariatric Solutions at the Theda Clark Regional Medical Center and Level II Trauma Center in Neenah, Wisconsin and Chief of Surgical Staff at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

A skilled bariatric surgeon, Dr. Sekhar is well-versed in laparoscopic methods of weight-loss surgery. He is a veteran weight-loss surgeon, performing Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding.

Dr. Sekhar has been published and has presented extensively on laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery.

A native of the tri-state area, Dr. Sekhar grew up in the Bronx, New York and New Jersey. A Johns Hopkins University graduate, he went on to continue his medical scholarship at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. He returned to the city life for his general surgery training with Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY.

Taking some time away from the north, Dr. Sekhar moved to Nashville, TN to complete an Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center; trained by William O. Richards, MD, pioneering surgeon of minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Sekhar not only underwent extensive bariatric surgery training during his time at Vanderbilt, he also became skilled in achalasia and gastroesophageal reflux treatment.

Dr. Sekhar is a well-rounded gastrointestinal expert.

After his Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery fellowship at Vanderbilt, Dr. Sekhar revolutionized minimally invasive cancer surgery while working with gynecologists.

He engineered a robotic surgery program to perform minimally-invasive surgeries.

He went on to grow his expertise in minimally invasive surgery, expanding his knowledge of EGD, colonoscopies, esophageal motility, and reflux testing.

His extensive background in advanced laparoscopic make Dr. Sekhar an invaluable asset to the NYBG team. His experience is highly varied. He is skilled in laparoscopic Nissen for reflux, laparoscopic inguinal and ventral hernia repair, laparoscopic colectomy, and laparoscopic lymphadenectomy.

Dr. Sekhar is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a society member of American College of Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

Dr. Sekhar is passionate about improving lives and continues to revolutionize bariatric practices. He says “I enjoy the collaborative and transformative relationships I have with patients.”

Specialties of Dr. Sekhar’s include:

  • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

The future of NYBG’s Connecticut practice is bright with Dr. Sekhar at the helm.

In addition to Dr. Sekhar, NYBG has the leading bariatric surgeons on staff. They are prepared to help you achieve your weight-loss goals! Discuss your bariatric options at one of our many locations:

  • New York, New York
  • Smithtown, New York
  • Roslyn Heights, New York
  • Cortlandt Manor, New York
  • Port Jefferson, New York
  • Fishkill, New York
  • Fairfield, Connecticut

For more information about what we offer at NYBG, including vertical sleeve gastrectomy, three types of gastric balloon—ReShape Gastric Balloon, the Obalon Balloon System, and the Orbera Gastric Balloon—or LAP-BAND, gastric bypass, and medical weight loss, visit http://bariatric.stopobesityforlife.com/.


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“The staff and doctors at the New York Bariatric Group are amazing! They are always patient, helpful, and very understanding and pro-active with questions, problems, etc. After Lap Band surgery I feel fantastic. For the last 6 years I have not had to worry if my clothes would fit. I have been able to maintain my weight loss, and have so much more energy.”

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"My recovery was very easy, I started moving around pretty quick because the nurses had me up and about. Dr. Angstadt has a great bedside manner, a cheerful disposition and is very knowledgeable. He was genuinely concerned for me, he answered all of my questions and put me at ease. I couldn’t be happier, I think it is the best decision I ever made."

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"I was concerned about my health, my blood pressure, cholesterol, my mobility, my flexibility. A few friends told me about NYBG and I went to a seminar. I wanted to live a healthier life and live a long life. My recovery was great, after a week I was 100%. My doctor, Dr. Sekhar, has the best personality in the world."

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"I had a couple of friends who had bariatric surgery done by Dr. Garber a few years back and I decided to make the appointment. My favorite thing about the surgery is not being able to eat that much, eating whatever I want but in smaller portions. My results are amazing"

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