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.


Dr. Desai is an incredibly accomplished surgeon. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery as a part of the Scripps Health System in San Diego, CA. He developed unique expertise in bariatric surgery working with the busiest practice in the state of California, the Pacific Bariatric Group, a cumulative experience of over 18,000 bariatric cases. He is trained in robotic surgery and certified to use the da Vinci robot system in his procedures. He also gained unique experience in foregut surgery; he specializes in performing laparoscopic hiatal hernia repairs and anti-reflux procedures. He has developed a unique experience with revisional surgery and utilizes advanced endoscopic techniques. He has been practicing with the New York Bariatric Group for over three years and has served as a guide for numerous patients through their weight-loss journey.

Meet The Doctor Nirav Desai MD, FACS

Dr. Desai is double board-certified in both surgery and medicine allowing him to utilize all potential tools to improve the lives of his patients. He is certified with the American Board of Surgery and is an active member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is also a certified diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and offers medical weight loss opportunities. He is a constant innovator and uses conceptual approaches to nutrition and fitness. He dedicates his career to helping you achieve your goals.

Insurances Accepted:

  • Medicare
  • Husky Medicaid
  • Aetna
  • Connecticare
  • GHI
  • HIP
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • Oxford


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 surgery completely turned my life around. I have so much more confidence. So much more happiness. I feel like a completely different person. I feel stronger. I feel able to accomplish more.

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Lost 99lbs

Eileen's success story