Dr. Gritsus received his medical degree from Pavlov Medical University in St. Petersburg, Russia. He conducted research at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia Department of Cardiology on cardiomyopathy and heart failure. He was then invited to work as a Senior Scientist at Johnson and Johnson, Inc. where he conducted research in tissue repair and regeneration, resulting in patent submission and several groundbreaking scientific discoveries. Dr. Gritsus received his surgical training at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, NJ.

Dr. Gritsus has been in private practice in Northern New Jersey since 2003. His philosophy involves a scientific approach to the treatment of various surgical conditions. Dr. Gritsus believes that every patient should receive a complete and detailed explanation about risks, benefits and alternatives to a proposed surgical procedure. He utilizes a gentle, tissue-sparing approach to surgery which minimizes complications, pain and accelerates the recovery.

Dr. Gritsus has performed over 6000 weight loss procedures as well as other advanced operations. He is a recognized expert in bariatric surgery, and laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Gritsus believes that those who are candidates for bariatric surgery should be treated in a clinical environment that is warm and compassionate. He is known for his surgical skills in a range of weight loss procedures, as well as his deep compassion for his patients, and the challenges they have been facing through being severely overweight.

Dr. Gritsus is a Director of Bariatric Surgery at Atlantic Health System/Chilton Medical Center and is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Thomas

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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Nicole

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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Robert

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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Samantha

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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Eileen

Lost 99lbs