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Sebastian Eid MD FACS

Dec 31, 2019 |
About Dr. Sebastian R Eid MD Dr. Sebastian R Eid, MD is a doctor primarily located in Paramus, NJ. They have 14 years of experience. Their specialties include General Surgery. Dr. Eid has received 5 ...

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Alexander Abkin MD FACS FASMBS
83 Hanover Road Suite 190 Florham Park, NJ 07932 ALEXANDER ABKIN, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Alexander Abkin is board certified by American Board of Surgery since 1997. His area of expertise is minimally invasive weight loss surgery. Under his leadership, the practice has performed over 9,000 bariatric procedures in the past 20 years. Procedures offered include gastric band surgery, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, intragastric balloon single incision laparoscopic surgery and more. 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 2019 edition. PRACTICE OVERVIEW Our practice, opened in 2001, is recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Alexander Abkin is medical director of bariatric surgery at Saint Clare’s Health System (Dover) and JFK Medical Center, designated a comprehensive bariatric surgery center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Abkin was voted a “NJ TOP DOCTOR” by New Jersey Monthly Magazine from 2007 – 2019. What Differentiates Our Bariatric Program? What differentiates our work from others is an approach that is not just about surgery and healing wounds, but also about thorough preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care. Weight loss surgery cannot be looked at as a standard surgery. It’s a life-changing procedure. The relationships our surgeons develop with patients are much longer term and much more intense.
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