Dr. Anish Nihalani, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 46

Dr. Nihalani
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Anish Nihalani MD LLC

98 James St Ste 103 Edison, NJ 08820

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(732) 662-5888

Dr. Anish Nihalani, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Edison, NJ and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UMDNJ--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School medical school in 2000. He is affiliated with Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nihalani to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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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. Nihalani's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Obesity
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Dr. Nihalani treats Obesity more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Nihalani treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Gallstones
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Dr. Nihalani treats Gallstones more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Nihalani treats this condition more than 72% of his peers

Inguinal Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nihalani treats Inguinal Hernia more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Nihalani treats this condition more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Nihalani's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Nihalani accepts the following insurance:

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Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
Local Value Network EPO
Local Value Network HMO
Local Value Network HMO+
Local Value Network POS+
Local Value Network PPO
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Regional Pref Network EPO
Regional Pref Network HMO
Regional Pref Network HMO+
Regional Pref Network POS+
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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
HealthPartners
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MagnaCare
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare

Dr. Nihalani's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nihalani

4.7

Based on 37 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (33)
  • Explained conditions well (32)
  • Listened & answered questions (32)
What could be improved
  • Office environment (2)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
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I made an appointment for June 29 2021 via their portal. My appointment got moved without my acknowledgement to the date and time I am unavailable. Upon calling to confirm my appointment It came as a shock that my appointment has been moved. Moreover the receptionist did not bother to work with me and kept saying I gave you my availability and its not working for you instead of being apologetic. Now I am more than nervous to go and deal with rude staff. I really wanted to visit Dr. Nihalani as I heard he is great doctor in an area.
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Sachi – Jun 22, 2021
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The doctor isn't bad however his staff is incredibly rude. Beware that once you have your surgery, your needs will be of no concern to the doctors office. Extremely long waits for visits, unresponsive to phone calls, very rude receptionist.
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Oct 13, 2020
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Best decision I’ve ever made, Dr Nihalani is great! The one and only problem with his office, I have yet to be seen on time appointment times always run at least 30 minutes behind if your lucky. I’ve waited an hour past my appointment time once.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Gerald Freeman – Sep 05, 2019
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I was really afraid to have the sleeve but goin through this process, Anish and his staff made me feel very comfortable. I’m so glad that I made the decision to get it done. Also, I’m 7 months out and that was the best decision that I made. I would recommend Dr. Anish anytime because I’m happy with the work him and his crew performed on me.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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NJ – May 31, 2019
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I want to thank Doctor Anish Nihalani and his staff for the Wonderful and professional job that they did on my surgery on February 07, 2019. I pray to the Lord Jesus Christ to keep guidance and wisdom so the Surgeon keep doing excellent work. Luis Orlando Salazar Zamora.
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Mar 23, 2019
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What went well
  • 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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Jose Mercado in plainfield , NJ – Jun 07, 2018
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As great as Dr. Nihalani might be, his staff is a nightmare. They are rude, arrogant and don't explain anything, If you call there asking to speak to the doctor, they will not put you through. I doubt they even give him the message, rather they try to diagnose you themselves over the phone. I could never recommend this doctor because of his staff. Horrible experience.
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RAHWAY – Feb 19, 2018
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Dr. Nihalani changed my life for the better. He and his staff provided the necessary information, resources, and support throughout the Gastric Sleeve experience. He thoroughly explained my options and put me at ease from the first visit. He provided his recommendation and let me decide when or if... I most certainly would recommend him to all friends and family who are ready for the journey to a better wellness lifestyle. His staff is friendly and encouraging you can only smile ??
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Robert in Scotch Plains – Dec 03, 2017
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My experience with Dr. Nihalani has been nothing short of amazing. He was so knowledgeable and informative that I immediately trusted him to perform my weight loss procedure. I feel completely satisfied with the quality of care I received and would highly recommend him to family and friends. Throughout this experience He has provided me with so many resources. He and his staff have been available to me every step of the way. With his help I have reached my weight loss goal. Thanks Dr. Nihalani!
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Woodbridge, NJ – Nov 05, 2017
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I started my journey with Dr Nihalani in Feb 2017, I was suffering with high bp for at least 2 years and needed to do something about it. I lost 28lbs on my own, I had gastric sleeve on 7/7/17, I am currently 248lbs, and on nothing major, I feel amazing, thanks to nihalani. He walked me thru the whole process from beginning to end, and I would recommend anyone to him.
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Donnybrook in Carteret, NJ – Nov 05, 2017
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Dr. Nihalani was absolutely amazing. He talked to me about my procedure and helped me through the process. I felt very cared for in his practice. He ensured that I had all the information needed for success. I am so incredibly grateful to this wonderful doctor and his staff.
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Stacey in Middletown, NJ – Mar 29, 2017
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I'm a nurse and kind of difficult to deal with. Dr. Nihalani put me at ease on my first visit. Answered all my questions and told me I did not need surgery! He told me what to look for to indicate I would need surgery. When the time came Dr. N explained what surgery was needed and we proceeded. My scars are even wonderful!
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Nancy Nurse in Edison, NJ – Sep 27, 2016
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I had the gastric sleeve done and what I liked most was he prepared me two to three months prior to my surgery by having me do the diet that I would basically live on the remainder of my life. It prepared me so well that it was very easy after the procedure to cut back on my meals and not get discouraged. I have lost 95 pounds since my procedure at the end of May 2015 and it has changed my life forever. I'm a totally new person and I owe it all to Dr. Nihalani. He's the absolute best!
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Mary louise Filomeno in Carteret, New Jersey – Mar 14, 2016
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Office staff was experienced and helpful, Dr.Nihalani's bedside manner was proffesional and refreshing.
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Elizabeth, NJ – Feb 23, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Anish Nihalani, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a top-rated surgeon, skilled in both minimally-invasive laparoscopic and "traditional" approaches to surgery. At his...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2000
UMDNJ--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Does Dr. Anish Nihalani, MD offer telehealth services?

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

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What are Dr. Anish Nihalani, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nihalani frequently treats Obesity, Gallstones, and Inguinal Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Nihalani treats.

Where is Dr. Anish Nihalani, MD's office located?

Dr. Nihalani's office is located at 98 James St Ste 103, Edison, NJ 08820. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Anish Nihalani, MD speak?

Dr. Nihalani speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Anish Nihalani MD LLC

Best Doctors LLC98 James St Ste 103 Edison, NJ 08820
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Practice

George E Kopidakis MD Facs PC98 James St Ste 101 Edison, NJ 08820
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Nihalani is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center

Edison, NJ

54% Patient Experience Rating, 15% lower than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)