Douglas Ewing

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 34 ratings

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1.5 yr Experience

7 yr in Bariatrics

8 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

6 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

70% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

Max Age of Patient is 65

  • About Me

    “I chose to become a laparoscopic specialist because I knew that minimally invasive surgery was at the forefront of surgical innovation. It’s technically challenging for the surgeon and offers improved results and enhanced recovery time for the patient.

    “I enjoy both the intellectual and psychological aspects of my interactions with my weight-loss surgery patients. It’s extremely rewarding to see the gratitude expressed by former patients when we are able to help them literally transform their lives through weight loss. Everything changes for them – their health, their social interactions, often even their career. And they are among the most thankful patients you will find. It’s tremendously gratifying for me as a surgeon to play a part in that transformation.

    “My goals are to stay at the forefront of surgery, provide leading-edge training and provide patients with the best and most up-to-date care.”

    Appointments & Positions

    Attending Surgeon: Department of Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ
    Clinical Assistant: UMDNJ–New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 
    Director: Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ

    Memberships & Certifications

    Board-Certified: American Board of Surgery 
    Fellow: American College of Surgeons 
    Member: Laparoscopic Section, Department of Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ; Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons; American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

    Awards and Honors

    1988-89 Harvard Honorary Scholarship
    1991 Pulitzer Award, Harvard College, Department of Fine arts
    2002-3 Administrative/Scheduling Chief Resident, St. Luke's Department of Surgery
    2003 St. Luke's - Roosevelt Department of Surgery Award for Excellence in Laparoscopic Surgery
    2003 Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award
    2007 Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
    2007 American Society of General Surgeons PALSS Certified Level I - Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon

    Privileges in the Department of Surgery at the following Facilities:

    Hackensack Medical Center
    Palisades Medical Center
    Pascack Valley
    Surgicare Carlstadt
    St. Joseph's Hospital


    Dr. Hans Schmidt and Dr. Douglas Ewing were the first Bariatric Surgeons in the state of New Jersey to perform the Orbera Intra Gastric Balloon!

    Advanced Laparoscopic Associates is not only one of the first weight loss practices to be offering this balloon weight loss procedure in the tri-state area, but they participated in the FDA clinical trials for this new treatment and have therefore experienced the full potential of this program. 

    Please visit our bariatric balloon website for more detailed information on this non-invasive procedure:


  • Latest Reviews See all 34 reviews
    avatar ClassicChris on Oct. 21, 2014

    Excellent surgeon. Very informative and supportive. I had the sleeve gastrectomy procedure done on 10/8/14.

    avatar ccuomo01 on Sept. 26, 2014

    I had a sleeve done on Sept 16 2014. Dr. Ewing is absolutely fantastic. He is cool was cool as a cucumber as I sat across from him nervously chattering before surgery. I said to him "Doc, I'm so freaking nervous." He smiled and More...

    avatar Beth Of Fletchair on Sept. 26, 2014

    Dr. Ewing was recommended to be by one of his many happy patients. I just finished thanking them for referring me to this excellent surgeon. I am ten days out from my surgery and I have had no pain at all and no complications. His More...

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