Spencer A. Holover

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 126 ratings

Spencer A. Holover Bariatric Surgeon MD, FACS, FASMBS
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1.5 yr Experience

10 yr in Bariatrics

13 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

10 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

100% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

Max Age of Patient is 65

Adjustable Gastric Band


Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication

ORBERA Intragastric Balloon



and 5 more...

Shawn Garber
Eric Sommer
Jeffrey Chiao
Nikhilesh Sekhar
John Angstadt
Kevin Small
MD, Director of Plastic Surgery
Donna Franco
Stephanie Lee
Office Manager

  • About Me

    Dr. Spencer Holover received his General Surgery training at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. He then completed a Minimally Invasive Bariatric Fellowship with pioneering Bariatric surgeon, Dr. Phil Schauer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. While at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Holover held the academic appointment of Clinical Professor of Surgery, performed cutting edge research, gave presentations at major national meetings, and helped train future and actively practicing surgeons. In 2003-2004, while at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Holover perfomed the Sleeve Gastrectomy.  This makes him one of the earliest surgeons in the world to do this operation.  In addition, he published one of the earliest articles ever written on the Sleeve Gastrectomy. The article appeared in a leading laparoscopic-bariatric journal, Surgical Endoscopy, titled “Laparoscopic Sleeve gastrectomy as an initial weight-loss procedure for high-risk patients with morbid obesity”, in April of 2006.

    Dr. Holover has performed over 1200 Laparoscopic Gastric Bypasses, over 1800 Lap-Bands and 400 Sleeve Gastrectomy procedures. He is one of the first and most experienced surgeons on Long Island to perform Single Incision Lap-Band Surgery (SILS). In addition, he has performed over 14,000 surgical endoscopies making him one of the most experienced surgical endoscopists and minimally invasive revision surgeons (ROSE, Stomaphyx, Esophyx, etc.), in the country.

    Dr. Holover has also received the “Patient Choice Award” as one of “New York State’s Favorite Physicians” multiple times as well as having been voted one of the “Most Compassionate Doctors” in the country multiple times.  In addition, he was voted one of The Consumer Council of America’s list of “Top Surgeons in the Country”. Dr. Holover is also a New York State Police Investigators Association Police Surgeon and has been featured as an expert guest on CBS News, KJOY, Telecare and WHPC.

    Board Certifications:

    Academic Titles:
    Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

    Medical Affiliations:
    American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS)
    Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
    American Board of Surgery
    New York State Police Investigators Association
    New York Medical Society
    Diplomat of American Board of Surgery
    American College of Surgeons

    LAP-BAND Realize Band
  • Latest Reviews See all 126 reviews
    avatar mcastro123 on Feb. 24, 2014

    I had a great experience with Dr. Holover of the New York Bariatric Group. He is a great doctor. Prior to surgery I was on medication for hypertension and high cholesterol. Today I am off all medications, I have no joint pain and feel the More...

    avatar ronni124 on July 5, 2013

    I love the New York Bariatric Group. They are so understanding and helpful.

    avatar frey589 on July 5, 2013

    Dr. Garber and staff have been accommodating and helpful. Dr. Garber has given me a second chance at obtaining a healthy weight and a healthy life.

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