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 8,500 weight
loss surgery procedures in the past 19 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 designated Fellow 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.