Paayal Mehta is a board certified, fellowship trained advanced laparoscopic surgeon, specializing in bariatric surgery. She has a passion for, and commitment to weight loss surgery and performs a wide spectrum of bariatric procedures including gastric banding, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and revisional procedures.

Dr. Mehta completed her initial education including medical school and surgery residency in India. Throughout her career, she has been an outstanding performer. She was awarded the “gold medal for best resident” in her graduating class of surgery residents in 1994. She then moved to the U.S. where she completed her general surgery residency from Sound Shore Medical Center at Westchester, NY. Her interest in weight loss surgery took her to Princeton, NJ where she then completed another year of fellowship training in bariatric surgery at UPMC, under the direction of world-renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Robert E. Brolin.

Dr. Mehta then moved to Long Island, where she has been since 2005. She has since performed numerous weight loss surgeries. Her compassionate care has helped many patients, and she herself very much enjoys being a part of their new journey to a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Dr. Mehta is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and American College of Surgeons.

Meet The Doctor Paayal Mehta MD

Dr. Mehta specializes in a wide variety of bariatric procedures, including the laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and revisional surgeries for weight regain after gastric bypass. She also performs a variety of other laparoscopic surgeries including cholecystectomy, appendectomy, intestinal surgeries, and hernia repairs. Dr. Mehta with the rest of her team, conducts monthly support group meetings where new patients can get information as well as meet with patients who have already embarked on their weight loss journey. “This helps alleviate the anxiety that a new patient has, since in my opinion, certain questions can only be answered by somebody who has been through it,” she says.

Insurances Accepted:

  • Cigna
  • Surgery Plus
  • US Family Health
  • 1199
  • Aetna
  • GHI
  • HIP
  • Healthcare Partners
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 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