Meet Nikhilesh R. Sekhar, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Meet Nikhilesh R. Sekhar, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Education

Dr. Sekhar spent his childhood in the Bronx, New York, and then in New Jersey.  He graduated from college at Johns Hopkins University. He completed Medical School at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ.  He completed his general surgery training at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY.  Following completion of his general surgery training, Dr. Sekhar completed a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville TN under the tutelage of the pioneering surgeon William O. Richards, MD. There he developed unique expertise in the treatment of achalasia and gastroesophageal reflux, in addition to his extensive bariatric surgery training.

Accomplishments

At the completion of his fellowship he became one of the first surgeons in the country to develop a robotic surgery program. Dr. Sekhar worked with gynecologists to create and implement a robotic, minimally invasive cancer surgery program. He also honed a wide range of other skills including EGD, colonoscopy, esophageal motility, and reflux testing as well as the full range of minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Sekhar has performed thousands of bariatric procedures including Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding. He also has an extensive advanced laparoscopic background performing laparoscopic Nissen for reflux, laparoscopic inguinal and ventral hernia repair, laparoscopic colectomy, and laparoscopic lymphadenectomy. In addition, he has extensive experience in Robotic surgery for achalasia and other esophageal disorders.

Dr. Sekhar sees patients in the NYC, Fairfield, and Farmington locations.

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Board Certification:

  • Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Society Memberships:

  • American College of Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Insurances Accepted:

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Surgery Plus
  • 1199
  • Aetna
  • GHI
  • HIP
  • Smarthealth
  • United Healthcare
  • Oxford