Arif Ahmad, M.D Bariatrics

Bariatric Center
Rating: 4.82352941176 out of 5 with 118 ratings

Arif Ahmad, M.D Bariatrics Bariatric Center

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Arif Ahmad
MD, FACS, FRCS
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Lisa Messineo
RD, CDN
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Aimee Ferrantino
Professional
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Angie Galgan
Professional
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Sandi Mihalik
Professional
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Linda Folken
Professional
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AnnaMarie Braslow
RN, BS, CCRN, EMBA
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Karinna Escabi
Professional

  • About Us
    Since founding the practice in 2004, Dr. Ahmad has performed over 3,000 Bariatric procedures including the Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass (RNY), Laparoscopic Gastric Band, and Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve.  With the help of a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary team and helpful feedback from our patients, the practice has grown at a tremendous rate. Currently we have performed the largest number of bariatric surgeries amongst the hospitals on Long Island with some of the best results and lowest complication rates in the U.S. Together with Mather Hospital, Dr. Ahmad's practice is a designated Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (per the Surgical Review Corporation). Programs with CoE designation have been carefully vetted and offer high-quality care, optimizing the benefit of each surgical procedure to the patient to the best of their ability.  Patients choose our Bariatric Program not only for Dr. Ahmad and the outstanding clinical team, but also for our friendly, supportive environment. We provide coordinated services designed to support you while your weight returns to a healthy level.Whether you are 18 or 65 years old, our program offers everything that you need - from informational meetings and preoperative testing to surgery and postoperative care. Plus, our highly trained surgeon specializes in minimally invasive techniques that result in faster recoveries, shorter hospital stays, less postoperative pain and fewer complications. And our commitment to you does not end after surgery. Research shows that ongoing assistance and post-operative guidance result in improved long term health status and weight loss success. It is because of this that we offer support groups, and our staff is available to you every step of the way. Each patient is treated as an individual and given undivided attention and dedication so that they can receive the best possible results. 0 percent mortality in Bariatric surgery in more than 3000 cases over 12 years. Awarded a Center of Excellence since 2007. One of the lowest complication rates for Bariatric surgery in NY state. Most sleeves, bypasses and bands in Suffolk county. Dr. Ahmad has an impeccable track record for safety and success with over 30 years experience. Over 5,000 bariatric and endoscopic procedures performed. Has performed the largest number of bariatric surgeries in Suffolk County Every year for the last five years. (2008 to 2013) One of the top records for long term weight loss, high quality care, and compassionate staff. Dr. Ahmad and his practice represent the forefront of Bariatric surgery using the most cutting edge technology in the state of New York. Performed the first laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery in Suffolk County. Performed the first single incision Realize Gastric Banding in Long Island. Dr. Ahmad is rated one of America's top surgeons by Pulse magazine and the Consumer Research Council. We have been recognized as Leaders in Weight Loss by Time Magazine and Newsweek. We are recognized as a Bariatric Facility of Excellence by healthgrades.com for 2012, 2013 and 2014. We have received several awards from Vitals.com including Patients Choice Award for five continous years, Patients Choice Recognition Award and also Compassionate Doctor Award.    We are very grateful for your support and look forward to serving our patients for many, many more years. 
  • Latest Reviews See all 118 reviews
    avatar Ccollareta on Feb. 3, 2017 for Arif Ahmad

    Wonderful surgeon. Very helpful and knowledgeable.

    avatar NYMom222 on Sept. 25, 2014 for Arif Ahmad

    He is an experienced surgeon and very thorough with the pre-op prep, and wanting you to do follow-up. He has quite a system there, between nutritionists, nurses and support groups. He seemed a little arrogant and short the first few times I met him. It More...

    avatar Zawadi on Sept. 18, 2014 for Arif Ahmad, M.D Bariatrics

    I love this Doctor I only wish I could have kept up with my appointments with him. I have a very old car and could not make it back to see him. And I know if I could have made all my appointments I would More...

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