Dr. Alexander Abkin is board certified by American Board of Surgery since 1997. His area of expertise is minimally invasive weight loss surgery. He has performed over 7,500 bariatric procedures in the past 17 years.
On average, Dr. Abkin performs 6 to 8 procedures per week. His practice is accredited by Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).
Dr. Abkin is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
In 1999 Dr. Abkin was among the first surgeons in New Jersey to perform Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass. In 2001 his practice did the same for LAP-BAND®. Dr. Abkin was the first in the North East to implement the REALIZE™ Band procedure in 2007. In addition, he is one of only 30 surgeons selected in the country to train other doctors in the use of that device. Dr. Abkin was the first surgeon on the East Coast to offer Single Incision Gastric Bypass in 2009. Dr. Abkin was also one of the first surgeons to offer the ReShape™ intragastric balloon, approved in July 2015 by the FDA.
He has been honored by his medical colleagues as a “Top Doctor” in NJ Monthly Magazine each year since 2007, including most recently the 2016 edition.