Meet Dr. Nihalani

Dr. Anish Nihalani is a top-rated surgeon, skilled in both minimally-invasive laparoscopic and
“traditional” approaches to surgery. Dr. Nihalani specializes in state-of-the-art weight-loss surgery, including gastric balloon, sleeve gastrectomy, Lap-Band, gastric bypass surgery as well as general and laparoscopic surgery for an array of issues including hernia repair, gallstones, lipoma and pilonidal cysts. In addition, Dr. Nihalani has significant expertise in breast cancer biopsy procedures and lymph node dissection, as well as mastectomy procedures.

A board-certified surgeon, Dr. Nihalani completed his medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, followed by a residency in general surgery at Montefiore Medical Center North in Bronx, NY, and a fellowship in bariatric surgery at University Medical Center of Princeton.

Surgical Review recognized Dr. Nihalani in 2020 with a Master Surgeon designation in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery for leading the skilled surgical team at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway. He has gained a reputation throughout the community for providing his patients with quality care and helping them achieve their weight loss goals.

Committed to providing his patients with the most innovative treatment options available, Dr. Nihalani maintains active memberships in medical associations, including the American Medical Association (AMA), American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). He is extensively involved in medical research and has been widely published in several medical journals.

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Abdominal wall dimensions and umbilical position vary widely with BMI and should be taken into
account when choosing port locations.
Ambardar, S., Cabot, J., Cekic, V., Baxter, K., Arnell, T. D., Forde, K. A., Nihalani, A., Whelan, R. L.

A preliminary prospective study of the usefulness of a magnetic endoscope locating device during
Ambardar, S., Arnell, T. D., Whelan, R. L., Nihalani, A., Forde, K. A.

Microarray analysis of the differential effects of open and laparoscopic surgery on murine splenic T-cells.
Patricia Sylla, Anish Nihalani, Richard L. Whelan


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 su