Alexander Abkin MD, FACS
Weight Loss Surgery Program
Saint Clare’s Dover Hospital
Alexander Abkin MD, FACS is a highly experienced bariatric surgeon, who
is a board certified
in general surgery. He has performed over 7,500 weight loss surgery procedures in the
past 17 years.
Procedures performed include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric
bypass, adjustable gastric banding, ReShape intragastric balloon, revisional
incision laparoscopic surgery, and anti-reflux surgery.
Dr. Abkin is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
(ASMBS) and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He has
as a Center of Excellence Physician by the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Abkin was also the first surgeon on the east coast to offer single
incision gastric bypass
in 2009. Dr. Abkin was the first in the northeast to implement the REALIZE™ band
procedure in 2007. Additionly, he was one of the first surgeons in the
state to insert the
ReShape intragastric balloon.
He has been recognized by colleagues as a “Top Doctor” in New
Jersey Monthly Magazine 10 consecutive years since 2007.