Shawn M. Garber

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Garber is the founder of New York Bariatric Group. He has performed thousands of bariatric surgeries including sleeve gastrectomies, over 3500 Lap Bands, and 3500 gastric bypasses. A leader in his field, Dr. Garber also helped develop the single incision Lap-Band and sleeve gastrectomy techniques. He is asked to teach other surgeons around the country this virtually scarless technique. His surgical skills, combined with his bedside manner, earn substantial praise from patients.

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Spencer A. Holover

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Prior to joining New York Bariatric Group. Dr. Holover was the Clinical Professor of Surgery at The University of Pittsburgh. During this time he performed cutting edge research, gave presentations at major national meetings, and helped train surgeons around the country. Dr. Holover was one of the first surgeons to perform a gastric sleeve, and also one of the first surgeons to publish a clinical gastric sleeve article. He has done thousands of weight loss surgeries, and has won multiple awards including placement on the “Top Doctors” list and “Most Compassionate” list.

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Eric A. Sommer

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Sommer is a native of New York. Although he went to California for college, and Boston for surgical training, he is proud to return to NYC to perform bariatric surgery. To advance his knowledge and surgical expertise, Dr. Sommer completed a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic, Bariatric, and Robotic Surgery. He brings his skill to New York Bariatric Group, where he performs a variety of weight loss surgeries for patients.

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Nikhilesh R. Sekhar

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Sekhar is a New York native who is a Board Certified Bariatric and General Surgeon. After graduating from medical school, he received his general surgery and trauma training at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY. He then completed a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery at Vanderbilt. In addition to performing extensive weight loss surgeries, Dr. Sekhar is an expert in treating reflux and hernias.

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Jeffrey W. Chiao

MD, FACS, FASMBS

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Chiao is a Board Certified Bariatric and General Surgeon. He developed an interest in minimally invasive techniques in all aspects of surgery, especially bariatrics, and decided to pursue advanced training. Following general surgery training, Dr. Chiao completed a fellowship in Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, and has now joined New York Bariatric Group to treat patients locally.

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Pankti Patel

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Patel is American Board of Surgery certified as well with the daVinci System for Robotic Surgery. Additionally, she is an active member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

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Sherard Chiu

MD

A graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Dr. Chiu completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery from the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Chiu is certified with the daVinci System for robotic surgery and is American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship Certified.

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Kevin Small

MD

Dr. Kevin Small is a well-known innovator and an educator in the fields of plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has received many honors and awards citing his excellence in academics, teaching, and research from prestigious organizations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation.

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Channing Chin

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Chin is a native of Louisiana. He has trained extensively in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery and has practiced on both east and west coasts.

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Elizabeth Godshall

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Godshall is a New York native, born and raised in Westchester County, New York. Dr. Godshall completed her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Smith College in Northampton, MA. She earned her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA where she was honored by induction into the AOA Honor Medical Society.

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Nirav Desai

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Desai grew up in Columbus, Georgia, a southern city known for its charm. He studied in Chicago at Northwestern University. He completed medical school at Case Western Reserve University where he had the opportunity to train with many of the world’s most innovative physicians at the Cleveland Clinic. He discovered his second home during his residency in New York City. He completed his General Surgery Residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel where he also discovered his passion for minimally invasive GI surgery. He accumulated a significant research background with several publications and presentations in the field of surgery.

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