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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Dr. Nikhilesh R. Sekhar Takes the Lead in Connecticut


Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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Lost 76lbs

Nicole's success story

I hit my goal weight ... and I feel fabulous

I had the gastric bypass. I am Type 2 Diabetic and I wanted to gain control of my sugar. I hit my goal weight in about 5 and half months and I feel fabulous. The procedure has completely changed my life for the better because it has empowered me as a middle aged woman that I can really do everything and anything that I want to do. I don't put an age on anything. I don't say I'm too old for something.

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Lost 76lbs

Robert's success story

I was tired of the way I looked. I was tired of the way I felt.

I knew if I didn't change something soon, I was going to be in a lot of trouble. The consultation process was a lot easier than I expected. I was met with open arms. I was treated like I was the only patient here. Not only did they answer all of my questions, they had questions for me to make sure I was the right candidate for the surgery. After surgery and that weight started dropping off, my life started changing for the better.

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Lost 92lbs

Samantha's success story

I feel like a completely different person.

I had the gastric sleeve procedure. The driving factor behind me getting this procedure was my health. I didn't feel good physically or mentally. I had joint pains, even standing was difficult sometimes. Emotionally, this surgery completely turned my life around. I have so much more confidence. So much more happiness. I feel like a completely different person. I feel stronger. I feel able to accomplish more.

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Lost 99lbs

Eileen's success story

It saved my life.

The driving factor behind me getting my procedure was that I couldn't get up off the floor with my granddaughter. That was my why. That was my big reason for having this surgery done. After surgery, it was a little bit of a struggle with what to eat. What you put in your mouth that you don't even think about. You don't think about what you're eating or how you're eating and portion size. It's what I do now every single day. The procedure has changed my life in so many ways. It saved my life.

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Lost 126lbs

Brittany's success story

I am totally comfortable in my own skin.

I think I always grew up identifying myself as less than other people because I was fat. I decided to tackle that and just live my life. I had a sleeve gastrectomy. It changed how I view myself. How I communicate with people. I'm able to be much more of myself and live the life I always thought I should have been living. I am totally comfortable in my own skin. You have the tools you need to succeed here.

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Lost 157lbs

Desiree's success story

I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before.

I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy because I had just become diabetic, and I had hypertension for many years. I lost a total of 157 pounds in 11 months. I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before. Everyone at New York Bariatric Group has been wonderful. They are kind. They are understanding. They make you feel comfortable. They will guide you every step of the way on your journey so that you can be successful.