Dr. Alexander Abkin, MD

Dr. Alexander Abkin, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Alexander Abkin, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Hackettstown, NJ. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

57 US Highway 46 Ste 100

Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Contact Information

(855) 949-9344

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Consumer Health Network
  • CoreSource
  • Elderplan
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas


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Esophageal Surgery
more than 86% of peers
more than 81% of peers
Sleeve Gastrectomy
more than 77% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Abkin "Your WEIGHT is over! Please join our winning team of surgeon, dietician, behavioral specialists, nurses and successful patients to get your weight-related medical problems under control and let me show you how easy it is."


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Achalasia
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Diabetes
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intussusception
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Obesity
  • Obesity Associated Asthma
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Traumatic Hernia
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia


  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Diet Counseling
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Endocrine Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Ventral Herniorrhaphy


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • First Leningrad I P Pavlov Medical Institute
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • First Leningrad I P Pavlov Med Inst, St Petersburg, Russia
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Morristown Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Morristown Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Art Of Laparoscopic Surgical Course
    Other Education | Completed 1996
  • Ecfmg Certification
    Other Education | Completed 1991
  • Masters Course In Bariatric Surgery
    Other Education | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • NJ Top Docs, 2010
  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, 2011
  • NJ TOP DOCS, 2008
  • NJ TOP DOCS, 2011
  • NJ TOP DOCS, 2007
  • NJ TOP DOCS, 2009
Media & Publications

Dr. Abkin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Abkin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abkin to family and friends
based on 78 total reviews (40 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (78)

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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Abkin's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (40)

Rochelle Park, NJ |
The only point given is for the doctor as he was very nice and took the time to explain things to me. His staff however was completely disorganized and unprofessional. I was asked to get all medical notes from previous surgeries along with insurance documents from those surgeries. That was not easy...more
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queensbury, ny |
Dr. Abkin is the best! He is so kind,compassionate, and knowledgeable. His entire office staff is wonderful. I highly recommend this unbelievably talented team.
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in Sayreville, NJ |
As a patient of Dr. Abkin's for nearly ten years I highly recommend him and his staff to anyone considering weight loss surgery. The staff of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeons of Morris is truly committed to improving your health by providing outstanding surgical experience along with a solid...more
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Manahawkin, NJ |
I met with Dr. Abkin towards the end of 2014. I was emotional and nervous. After a previous consult with another surgeon and a horrible conversation with my primary I was geared up to fight for the surgery. The staff were beyond friendly and helpful. Due to work schedule and type of work they...more
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West Orange, NJ |
Dr Akbin's office made this choice in life very easy and painlesss. I came in for my consultation and same day set up my surgery and the staff gives you all the steps needed to take to get insurance approval and nutrition guidence needed before and stern surgery. They couldn't have made it any...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Abkin accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Choice PPO
    Traditional Choice
  • Amerihealth
    Amerihealth PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Choice Fund PPO
    Cigna Healthcare of New Jersey
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Consumer Health Network
    Consumer Health Network PPO
  • CoreSource
  • Elderplan
    Medicare HMO
  • HealthFirst
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare HMO
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty

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