Dr. Alexander Abkin was voted NJ TOP DOCS in Bariatric Surgery by New Jersey Monthly Magazine for a 10th Consecutive Year! (2007 – 2016)
Dr. Alexander Abkin’s 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 earlier this year by the FDA. 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-inci- sion 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 band and revision surgery. In the past 17 years, he has performed more than 7,500 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 Hospital. 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 and Quality Improvement Program. 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 ninth consecutive year as a New Jersey Monthly Top Doctor.
SPECIALTY: Surgery, Bariatric
SUB-SPECIALTIES: Gall bladder surgery; Hernia
LICENSE DATE: 1996
YEARS AS TOP DOCTOR: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES: Florham Park Surgery Center; JFK Medical Center, Edison; Morristown Medical Center, Saint Clare’s Health System
BOARD CERTIFICATIONS: General Surgery