Top Doctors by New Jersey Monthly

Alexander Abkin, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Surgery, Bariatric
Gallbladder surgery; Hernia
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
JFK Medical Center
Morristown Medical Center
Saint Clare’s Health System
Unified Surgery Center
General Surgery

Dr. Alexander Abkin and his practice is dedicated to providing a comprehensive, permanent weight loss solution with both bariatric surgery and medical options. His team includes surgeons, a nurse practitioner, registered nurses, registered dietitians and behavioral health professionals.

An innovator in his field, Dr. Abkin is one of the first to offer the ReShape™ intragastric balloon, approved by the FDA in July 2015. He was the first surgeon in the Northeast to implant the Realize® Band in 2007, and the first surgeon on the East Coast to perform a single-incision gastric bypass in 2009.

He and his group provide a full spectrum of surgical weight loss services, including laparoscopic gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric banding and revision surgery. In the past 19 years, he has performed more than 8,000 bariatric procedures.

Dr. Abkin is a board-certified surgeon, and his practice was recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is medical director of bariatric surgery at Saint Clare’s Health System. He is also medical director of bariatric surgery at JFK Medical Center, designated a comprehensive bariatric surgery center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Abkin is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. This is his 11th consecutive year as a “Top Doctor” by New Jersey Monthly .

Practice Brochure (English)