Dr. Alexander Abkin and his practice are dedicated to minimally invasive weight loss surgery and medical weight loss management.
Dr. Abkin’s philosophy is that bariatric surgery is a highly successful way to resolve diabetes and other life-threatening medical problems found in morbidly obese patients. In the past 15 years he has performed more than 6,500 bariatric procedures.
Through regional affiliations, Dr. Abkin provides exceptional care throughout New Jersey by offering a full spectrum of options, including gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band and sleeve gastrectomy. Using the laparoscopic approach, he helps patients return to a better quality of life quickly and with less discomfort. The first surgeon in the Northeast to implement the Realize® Band procedure in 2007, he was also the first surgeon on the East Coast to offer single-incision gastric bypass in 2009.
Dr. Abkin is a board-certified surgeon and his practice is recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is also medical director of bariatric care at JFK Medical Center. A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Abkin is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the American Medical Association. This is his seventh 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: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES: Florham Park Surgery Center; JFK Medical Center; Morristown Medical Center
BOARD CERTIFICATIONS: General Surgery