Dr. Alexander Abkin

Dr. Alexander Abkin is a highly experienced bariatric surgeon, and a board-certified general surgeon. Under his leadership, the practice has performed over 11,000 bariatric procedures in the past 23 years. Procedures currently performed include Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Adjustable Gastric Banding, Revisional Bariatric Surgery, and Anti-Reflux (GERD) Surgery.

Dr. Abkin is a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He has been recognized as a Center of Excellence Physician by the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Abkin was the first surgeon on the East Coast to offer Single Incision Gastric Bypass in 2009. Dr. Abkin was the first in the North East to implement the REALIZE™ Band procedure in 2007. In addition, he was one of the first Surgeons in the state to insert the ReShape Intragastric Balloon.

He has been honored by his medical colleagues as a “Top Doctor” in the NJ Magazine every year since 2007.


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