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Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery

Appointments: 973-989-3047

For information about any upcoming Weight Loss Seminars, click here.


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 bariatric experts also provide nutritional counseling and surgical weight loss options for adolescents - teens 16 to18 years of age. Our skilled and experienced team will work closely with the family and teen to discuss their lifestyle, nutrition and current health conditions, and offer solutions that provide the best possible solutions for living a healthier life.

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).

Saint Clare’s Health Dover Hospital is an accreditated Adolescent Bariatric Center by Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®).

View a brief video on the importance of choosing an accredited program.

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


Everyone is encouraged to attend a free in-person seminar. This seminar provides an opportunity for prospective patients to learn more about weight loss surgery, meet the physician, and the bariatric team that will guide you on your journey. The seminar also addresses topics that include risk and benefits, diet, exercise, lifestyle changes, and insurance coverage, among other things.

To register for a seminar, fill out the information above or call 973-989-3047.

If you are unable to attend a seminar, view the seminar online.

Locations and Phone Number

Saint Clare's Dover Hospital
400 West Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ 07801