Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery

Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery

Appointments: 973-989-3047


Saint Clare’s Dover Hospital offers a comprehensive, surgical approach to address significant weight loss challenges, and often, the health related conditions associated with obesity. Our program is designed for long-term weight loss and includes free informational seminars and pre- and post-operative nutritional counseling. The Saint Clare’s bariatric team, including board certified surgeons specializing in bariatrics, registered nurses, registered dietitian and a bariatric coordinator, are available to help you achieve your weight loss and health goals.

Saint Clare’s Dover Hospital’s bariatric surgical program is the only program in Morris County to be accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

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Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team of board-certified surgeons, registered nurses, registered dietitians, anesthesiologists, and other specialists is led by Dr. Alexander Abkin, medical director of the Weight Loss Surgery program at Dover Hospital. Our team provides expert care, tailoring the program to your individual needs and lifestyle. Each expert is dedicated to providing support for patients both before and after surgery.

Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

Our comprehensive approach to weight management can help you prevent or control the development of heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, joint disease and infertility and other common weight-related issues or illnesses.

Our comprehensive approach to surgical weight loss management can eliminate or significantly reduce:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea
  • Joint pain
  • Infertility
  • Other common weight-related issues or illnesses


Please call 973-989-3047 to register for a seminar. We encourage everyone to attend a seminar to have an opportunity to speak with our team one-on-one and have all your concerns addressed. If you would like to preview a seminar, click here.

Locations and Phone Number

Saint Clare's Dover Hospital

400 West Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ 07801