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Dr. Naveen Ballem and his family are excited to be back and established in the town where he was raised. He attended the Montclair Kimberley Academy, where he was awarded a Garden State Scholarship. He then moved to Boston for further education at Boston College. Dr. Ballem completed his General Surgery residency in New York City, and then pursued specialty training at The Cleveland Clinic in both Endocrine & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery. He also served as a Clinical Instructor at the Cleveland Clinic’s Medical School (The Lerner School of Medicine). He continued to pursue his interests in advanced laparoscopy and academics as a fellow at The University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center. He has extensively researched, published, and presented at conferences both at a national and international level. Dr. Ballem is currently pursuing his Masters in Healthcare Management at Harvard University (The Chan School of Public Health). Dr. Ballem is dedicated to a lifetime of learning, to delivery his patients the highest quality of care, that is value based and patient centric.

Dr. Ballem is an active member of the ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery). He serves on the clinical consensus committee and has collaboratively published national guidelines for Bariatric Surgery. He has also built a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence for Clara Maass Medical Center (RWJ-Barnabas facility), which since inception has achieved ASMBS “Center of Excellence” status based on patient safety, staff education and patient outcomes. Dr. Ballem also serves as Director of Bariatric Surgery for Hunterdon Medical Center and Jersey City Medical Center.

Dr. Ballem joins New York Bariatric Group in 2020.

Hospital Affiliations:
Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, NJ - Director of Bariatric Surgery
Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington, NJ - Director of Bariatric Surgery
Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City NJ - Director of Bariatric Surgery
Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Surgical Training:
Columbia University at Harlem Hospital Center Surgical-Internship & Resident 2001-2005
Columbia University at Harlem Hospital Center Chief Resident 2005-2006
Cleveland Clinic, Clinical Scholar in Endocrine and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Fellow in Advanced Endoscopy and Laparoscopy

Hospital Affiliations:
Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, NJ - Director of Bariatric Surgery
Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington, NJ - Director of Bariatric Surgery
Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City NJ - Director of Bariatric Surgery
Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Memberships and Associations:
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Past President of ASMBS NJ Chapter
Past President of the Essex County Medical Society

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What our patients are saying

“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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"Dr. Holover has a great personality, I love him, I consider him a good friend, and I recommend him to everyone. He and his staff are amazing. I thought my recovery would be worse, but it wasn’t. It was great. After a couple of days I was back on my feet and going, with three boys you don’t have time to be down. Now, my kids have to keep up with me!"

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"My results are incredible; I can go to any store and find clothes that fit, I don’t have to go to the big and tall store anymore. My family and friends say I look great, but more so are so happy about my health. Definitely go for it, it is well worth it."

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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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