Dr. Alexander Abkin, FACS

Bariatric SurgeryMaleAge 57

Dr. Abkin
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeons of Morris, LLC

98 James St Edison, NJ 08820

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Dr. Alexander Abkin, FACS is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Edison, NJ. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center and Morristown Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abkin to book an appointment.

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At 42 i was on 4 diabetes medications, a statin for cholesterol, maxed out on lipids medications, blood pressure meds... chronic back pain, sleep apnea, my heart rate was in 120 range... i was TIRED! Under his guidance and skilled hands, along with the help of his kind and talented office staff- i made a decision to have the surgery... no question that i had was too stupid.. always treated with respect. 2 months later - i am down 47lb but more importantly - i am off ALL MEDICATIONS.. my labs are PERFECT! I am full of energy! I work out 3-4 times per week (something i never thought i would ever do again)... i feel great! I sleep well! My back pain is gone! I can truthfully say - Dr. Abkin SAVED MY LIFE and gave my kids their father back! Thank you! Forever grateful .
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Dan – Feb 01, 2021
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Had my appointment and surgery with Dr Abkin. He made me very comfortable to have as my surgeon, answered all of my questions and alleviated any concerns I had.
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Feb 01, 2021
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18 years ago, I decided to make an investment in weight loss surgery. What I found was a doctor that made an investment in me and my success. From my first visit with him, I had a sense that I was in the hands of an excellent surgeon that had the experience and expertise to help me along my journey of weight loss and good health. Having lost about 180 pounds initially, I put but about 40 or so in 18 years. I give it an overall successful journey. However, I felt now, some 18 years later, that I was in a position to give it that one last push to get the last 40-50 pounds off for good. I returned to Dr. Abkin for a revision surgery. I walked in and Dr. A remembered everything about me, my family, and my health. Anyone considering WL surgery should meet with Dr. Abkin or his associate Dr. Jawed. You will not find a more caring and competent practice and surgeons out there.
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Jason S – Nov 13, 2020
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There's nothing fake with them. Straight to the truth with respect!
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Jun 29, 2020
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Dr. Abkin and his staff are truly wonderful. They are friendly, caring, and always take the time to answer all questions. I had my surgery in Feb 2020 right before COVID 19 hit, so much of my recovery has been through virtual contact, but they have always been available by phone or FaceTime. I highly recommend Dr Abkin if you are considering weight loss surgery. He is awesome, and the surgery is life changing!
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Robin – Jun 29, 2020
Thank you, Robin! We are here to help you and...Read More
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Great!! Dr. Abkin is one of the best.
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Mar 12, 2020
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Dr. Abkin and his staff are absolutely the best at what they do. Unbelievably knowledgeable and supportive. I felt so at ease every step of the way!
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Feb 28, 2020
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I was sleeved on 2/12/2019....the best thing I’ve ever done for myself! Dr Abkin is a fantastic doctor! He truly cares about each and every patient like your his family! Highly recommend him and his outstanding, caring staff!
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Doreen L – Feb 28, 2020
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Dr. Abkin and his staff are amazing! From the folks at the front desk, nurses, Medical Assistant to the dietician and doctors, they made the entire process so easy. Dr. Abkin has a great bedside manner. He is funny and a pleasure to have as a surgeon. They have the entire gastric sleeve process down to a science (no pun intended). If you follow the directions and go to all your appointments you will do great. I lost nearly 70 pounds and could not be happier with my new body. Thank you Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeons. I have made lifestyle changes that should continue forever.
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Lisa K. – Feb 28, 2020
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My experience with Dr Abkin and his office staff is always wonderful. The office is always on time and everyone is so professional and knowledgeable. I recommend Dr Abkin and his practice to anybody who might be thinking of bariatric surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Amy Combes – Feb 25, 2020
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I have the unique opportunity to see Dr. Abkin work on the surgical side and knew right away he is a great surgeon, I wouldn't recommend anyone else for bariatric surgery. Having a lap band put in by a different surgeon and starting to fail I knew I needed to take the next step. Both my lap band removal and subsequent sleeve couldn't have gone more smoothly, they really take the time to cover the whole process and fully educate their patients before surgery. I'm almost a year out and am so glad I went through the process.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Linda B – Feb 25, 2020
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I first met Dr. Abkin at a new patient seminar in 2005. Impressed with what I learned, I scheduled an appointment to begin my journey into the world of bariatric surgery. The Doctor was extremely patient, all questions were answered thoroughly, the peace of mind was gained that he was the man for the job. Over the past 15 years Dr Abkin & his staff have been there for me. The services they provide, informational seminars, support groups, follow up, nutritional counseling & even recipes have been life changing. He doesn't operate & send you on your way. To this day, Dr Abkin is there anytime I have a question, he’s also there to support when things get challenging. He genuinely wants you to succeed. I started my journey when I weighed 396 lbs & today I am happy and healthy at 175. It has not been easy, but it has, without a doubt, been 100% worth it. Over the years I have recommended Dr Abkin to many friends and family with the confidence he is the best there is.
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Alexandra Elliott – Jan 22, 2020
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Dr. Abkin came referred to me by a family member. Having the Gastric Sleeve 12/2018, was the 2nd Best thing I ever did. The 1st being my child. Lol... Dr. Abkin and his Staff are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Since I had the sleeve, I am no longer Diabetic. Of course I still have to be careful. I feel better than ever.!
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Gilda – Dec 13, 2019
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Very short wait times and Dr. Abkin really takes the time to explain everything to you and answers your questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 14, 2019
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To review Dr. Abkin and his staff is almost impossible as there are no words to describe how they have changed my life for the better! I started with Dr. Alexander Abkin and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeons of Morris in 2008 trying to sort out how to improve my life. When my weight went over 300 lbs and I had a heart attack at 47 and staring death in the face, Dr. Abkin and his staff stepped up and held my hand through this transformation. These wonderful people not only educated me on the procedures I was to undergo but offered insight and praise each time I reached an “aha” moment. Today I am happy to say that death is no longer knocking on my door! I am free to live life as a healthy woman. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Wendy – Sep 27, 2019
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I had the gastric sleeve 5/1/18 and I couldn’t be happier with the whole practice. Dr Abkin is amazing and very personable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 23, 2019
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Dr. Abkin and his team were amazing. I highly recommend them!
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Mar 27, 2019
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Amazing surgeon. He is kind and compassionate, and he made me feel so comfortable throughout the entire experience. He’s extremely knowledgeable and stays on top of the latest research. His entire staff is top notch.
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Mar 04, 2019
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This man is horrid. He was all nice to me before surgery but after he got paid he just dumped me and refused to take care of me.
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Brian – Jan 02, 2019
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Dr. Abkin is a great Surgeon. From my consultation to now i have had only positive experiences with him and his staff. My surgery went well I followed all his directions and I feel great. I would recommend him & his team for anyone even thinking of having Bariatric surgery. I had the sleeve & should have done this years ago. I feel great & everyone tells me I look great at 60 pounds less W/ more to Go. I keep working my new life and am proud to have Dr. Abkin & team as my guides.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Your WEIGHT is over! Please join our winning team of surgeon, dietician, behavioral specialists, nurses and successful patients to get your weight-related...Read more

Biography

I have been a practicing surgeon for 25 years. I have been in Bariatric Surgery field for 20 years, completing over 9000 laparoscopic bariatric procedures....Read more

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1996
Morristown Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1991
ECFMG Certification
Art Of Laparoscopic Surgical Course
Laparoscopy, Bariatric Surgery
Masters Course In Bariatric Surgery
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Languages

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Awards

  • NJ TOP DOCS, 2007
  • NJ TOP DOCS, 2008
  • NJ Top Docs, 2010
  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, 2011
  • NJ TOP DOCS, 2009
  • NJ TOP DOCS, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Alexander Abkin, FACS offer telehealth services?

Dr. Abkin has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Alexander Abkin, FACS accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Alexander Abkin, FACS's top areas of care?

Dr. Abkin frequently treats Obesity, Hiatal Hernia, and Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Abkin treats.

Where is Dr. Alexander Abkin, FACS's office located?

Dr. Abkin's office is located at 98 James St, Edison, NJ 08820. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Alexander Abkin, FACS speak?

Dr. Abkin speaks Russian, Spanish, and English. View profile to see all.

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Abkin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abkin treats Obesity more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Abkin treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Hiatal Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abkin treats Hiatal Hernia more than 15% of his peers

Dr. Abkin treats this condition more than 15% of his peers

Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abkin treats Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia more than 13% of his peers

Dr. Abkin treats this condition more than 13% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
  • Hiatal Hernia

Dr. Abkin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diabetes
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Female Infertility
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypertension
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia

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Locations

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeons of Morris, LLC

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Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeons of Morris, LLC83 Hanover Rd Florham Park, NJ 07932
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Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeons of Morris, LLC

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeons of Morris, LLC137 Mountain Ave Hackettstown, NJ 07840
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