Alexander Abkin

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 4.98780487805 out of 5 with 321 ratings

Alexander Abkin Bariatric Surgeon M.D.,F.A.C.S.
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17 yr Experience

14 yr in Bariatrics

17 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

14 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

95% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 15

Max Age of Patient is 70

  • About Me

    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.

    Procedures offered include gastric band surgeryvertical sleeve gastrectomygastric bypassintragastric 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 2016 edition.



  • Latest Reviews See all 321 reviews
    avatar roncoco on Feb. 10, 2017

    Dr. Abkin and his staff are the most professional Doctor and staff I have ever encountered. I am 10 days post op and have already lost 16 lbs. I used to wear an insulin pump and am currently insulin free. At this time, I am More...

    avatar Eve61 on Dec. 1, 2016

    Dr Abkin and his team are wonderful. I was treated professionally, respectfully and with care. Through the surgery I have lost 100+ lbs. I have regained my confidence and health. I would recommend Dr Abkin and his practice to anyone.

    avatar kittykatlover on Nov. 29, 2016

    Dr Abkin did my VSG 5 weeks ago. If it weren't for the fact that I can only eat my 4 ounces of food at each meal, I would not believe I had surgery. I woke up from anesthesia not needing one dose of More...

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