Medical Director

Alexander Abkin MD, FACS
Medical Director
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 surgery, single
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 been recognized
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.