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.
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 tenth consecutive year as a “Top Doctor” by New Jersey Monthly .