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Our Bariatric Surgery Program is your best chance for success

If you're overweight by 100 pounds or more, bariatric surgery may be your best option for safe, long-lasting weight loss. Hackensack University Medical Center offers surgeons with unsurpassed experience and our comprehensive patient-care programs offer you the support and encouragement you need for long-term success. We’ve helped thousands lose weight and keep it off – we can help you too.

More Experience – We've performed one of the highest volumes of surgeries in the state and all our physicians are experts in all the latest options – from lap band to minimally-invasive gastric bypass. Learn about all your treatment options.

More Support – In addition to having a dedicated surgical weight loss floor designed around your total comfort and care, an entire team of dietitians, counselors, surgeons and nurses are with you before, during and after surgery to help you reach your goals. Learn more about the aftercare advantage.

More Success – Our program offers the state's most comprehensive life-long care – helping thousands safely achieve weight loss. In fact, our complication rates for gastric bypass surgery are among the lowest in the entire nation.

Meet Our Physicians

schmidtHans J. Schmidt, M.D., FACS
Division Chief, Bariatric Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center
Specialty: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve
Education: University of Medicine & Dentistry, NJ
Residency: Surgery, University of Medicine & Dentistry, NJ
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery
Academic Appointment: Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
 

ewingDouglas Ewing, M.D., FACS
Clinical Director, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Fellowship, Hackensack University Medical Center
Specialty: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve
Education: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, NY
Residency: Surgery, St. Luke’s -Roosevelt Hospital, NY
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery
Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ
 

trivediAmit Trivedi, M.D.
Specialty: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve
Education: Stony Brook University School of Medicine, NY
Residency: Surgery, University of Medicine & Dentistry, NJ
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery
Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ

 

Vincent Iannace, M.D. FACS
Specialty: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve
Education: Stony Brook University School of Medicine, NY
Residency: Surgery, Brown University, RI
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery
Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ


 

eidSebastian Eid, M.D., FACS
Specialty: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve
Education: University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY
Residency: Surgery, University of Medicine & Dentistry, NJ
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery
Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ

 

Stefanie Vaimakis, M.D., FACS
Specialty: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve
Education: New York University School of Medicine, NY
Residency: Surgery, Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, NY
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery
Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, NY

 

Seema Dhorajia, DO
Specialty: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve
Education: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
Residency: Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry, NJ
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery
Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ

 

Richard Novack, MD
Specialty: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve
Education: University of Medicine and Dentistry, NJ
Residency: Surgery, New York University Langone Medical Center, NY
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery
Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ
 

 
 


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