Dr. Arif Ahmad, MD

Dr. Arif Ahmad, MD

Bariatric Surgery | Male | 57 years old

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An Advanced Laparoscopic surgery practice combining Surgical Excellence with Compassionate Care . On the cutting edge utilizing the most advanced surgical techniques.Read more

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Arif Ahmad MD, FRCS, FACS is recognized as one of America's top surgeons. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery. This...Read more

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4.6
based on 69 total surveys (18 with reviews)
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in Bellport ny |
He has the most excellent bed side Manor he made me feel so comfortable and we'll informed
The best at what he does for sure. Very kind, caring and compassionate. You can tell he loves what he does and truly cares about your success and changing your life. His staff, office, nutrition, psych, nursing, hospital, assistants are all amazing as well.
in port jefferson, NY |
Very well organized and caring dr and staff. Compassionate Very personable. I didn't feel like i was in a mill. Dr Ahmad really does care about his patients. Excellent memory and enjoys his work.
in Islandia, NY |
Always has his patient's best interests front and center. Great staff and nutritional support. Awesome Team at Mather Hospital.
in bellport ny |
The best doctor I know
in Selden, NY |
Doctor Ahmad's entire Staff and Program cannot be reviewed Too Highly, in my opinion. I not only Thank them for this Life changing Surgery (Sleeve Method) but for the caution and expertise with which "We" made the choice of Surgical Technique and the excellent follow up care required to ensure my continued safety Post Surgery. I presented with a BMI well over 70 and had all three comorbidities use to qualify patients for Bariatric Surgery. I can't express how "Cared for" and watched over I feel.
in Port Jefferson Station, NY |
Dr. Ahmad and his staff were wonderful my entire journey for my VSG.
in West islip |
Dr. Ahmad performed my surgery last spring. He is capable and caring. His nursing staff and the other physicians are also competent professionals. However, his office staff is vile, especially the billing manager Angie. She berates and embarrasses patients over the phone (for all to hear) and also in person. She's probably one of the most disgusting human beings I've ever encountered. Also, if you have an appointment, be prepared to make a day of it. It's always a two hour or longer event.
in Massapequa Park, NY |
I found Dr Ahmad to be an extremely caring and patient doctor. He answered all my questions over and over again, and did a lot of hand holding. His team of doctors , Nutrionists and staff have been a very positive experience. I would recommend anyone taking this journey to take it with Dr. Ahmad and his team.
in Southold, NY |
I would highly recommend Dr. Ahmad. His associates, staff, the nurses at the hospital were absolutely amazing. I was very well taken care of!!!!
in Sayville, NY |
This doctor seems nice when you first meet him....but he is not. I have a complicated medical history, and he wanted to use a blood thinner I was not comfortable with because I'm at a extra risk for a stroke. He ignored my request, but more importantly he was EXTREMELY rude to my wife an I when we just wanted to have a conversation with him about our concerns. TERRIBLE experience. This is more than just bad bedside manner. He's not a nice man.
in Selden, NY |
A very positive experience! Dr. Ahmad and his entire team show knowledge, professionalism, compassion and caring from the first seminar all the way through the entire process. You are not alone in your journey and even after surgery you know there are support groups and nutritionists to make sure you are successful. I would recommend this team to everyone.
in Suffolk |
My experience with Dr. Ahmad and his staff has been very positive. The office runs very smoothly and the varying departments all work collaboratively to ensure the patient is receiving comprehensive care. My surgical procedure was a success and my recovery continues to be successful. I can't say enough about my hospital stay. I was visited by many of the staff and the nurses were amazing. I would highly recommend Dr. Ahmad and his staff.
in Ronkonkoma, NY |
Dr Ahmad, his Team of Doctors and support staff are the most caring, courteous, knowledgeable and professional group i have ever trusted my care to. The support staff are all very competent, caring and genuinely concerned for each patients success. The Dr.'s made me feel very reassured with their recommendations for my care.
in Holbrook, NY |
It's been two and a half weeks since the surgery and have nothing but good things to say about the surgery. No pain and great results. Very professional staff at the office at hospital . Thank you to all.
in Centereach, NY |
My experience with Dr. Ahmad was positive and wonderful! I have researched and saw many other surgeons. Dr. Ahmad is incredibly knowledgeable as well as compassionate. He takes the time to thoroughly explain the process to you as well as answer any questions or concerns you may have. The staff are also incredible.
in Miller Place, NY |
Dr. Ahmad performed a Gastric Bypass on me several years ago. He and all of his staff perfomed outstanding medical care on me and I highly reccommend him to anyone contemplating bariatric surgery.
Port Jefferson, NY |
very shady practice. just after the money and they work like an assembly line. in one door and make all these promises that aren't true.
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Dr. Ahmad says...

Arif Ahmad MD, FRCS, FACS is recognized as one of America's top surgeons. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery. This cutting edge surgery is done with small incisions and minimal pain and scarring. This includes all surgical procedures in the abdomen such as surgery of the stomach, esophagus (reflux), gallbladder, colon, spleen, and hernia. He is also trained in utilizing the da Vinci Robot, the most advanced surgical platform in the world.

Dr. Ahmad specializes in the laparoscopic gastric bypass, the lap band and the sleeve gastrectomy. He was the first surgeon in the area to have performed the laparoscopic gastric bypass and the Robotic Assisted gastric bypass. Prior to his arrival in Stony Brook the operation was only being done in the open fashion with big incisions. He was also the first surgeon in Stony Brook to have performed the lap band. Dr. Ahmad has more than 20 years of surgical experience. After completing Medical School and residency, he trained in the UK and obtained the FRCS(England and Edinburgh). He then did an eighteen month advanced training (fellowship) in Harvard Medical School. This was followed by another five year residency at the University of Connecticut. He spent a year mastering advanced training in Laparoscopic Surgery (fellowship) at the University of Virginia. He was appointed Director of Laparoscopic Surgery at Stony Brook University in 2001, where he taught other doctors to perform laparoscopic surgery including laparoscopic bariatric surgery.

Dr. Ahmad is renowned in the Long Island area for his impeccable track record of safety and success. He is the author of innovative surgical techniques in the field of laparoscopic bariatric surgery. This includes a new technique to prevent intestinal obstruction and a technique to detect leaks. These have been published in international Journals and have been adopted by surgeons worldwide. Dr. Ahmad has developed and pioneered the Innovative Single Incision Needlescopic lap band and gastric bypass.

Dr. Ahmad started and currently is the Director of Bariatric surgery at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, where he currently performs most of his surgeries. He is a member of American Society of Bariatric Surgery, Fellow of American College of Surgeons, and member of Society of American Gastroendoscopic Surgeons.

Dr. Ahmad conducts patient education sessions every two weeks at Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson and in varying locations across Suffolk County. 

Dr. Ahmad's Care Philosophy

An Advanced Laparoscopic surgery practice combining Surgical Excellence with Compassionate Care . On the cutting edge utilizing the most advanced surgical techniques.

Dr. Ahmad says...

Dr. Arif Ahmad and his Surgical Associates; Dr. Ashish Agarwala and Dr. Jason Arellano, offer the latest in minimally invasive and virtually scarless weight loss surgical procedures.  World class weight loss surgical procedures include the minimally-invasive Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and the Gastric Band.  He also performs the robotic-assisted Bariatric Surgery utilizing the da Vinci Robot.  Dr. Ahmad also performs the Intra-gastric weight loss balloon ( ORBERA™ ) a non-surgical procedure offering weight loss success to patients with a BMI of 30-40 with no comorbidities.

Dr. Ahmad's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Patients Choice Award, 2009,2010,
    • Top Surgeons of America, 2009
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Why It Matters: Dr. Ahmad's Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Anal Fissure
  • Appendicitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Calcutta Medical College

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Connecticut /Hartford Hospital

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Connecticut Surg Residency

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Deaconess Hospital/Harvard Medical School

    Completed in 1995

    Royal College Of Surgeons

    Completed in 1988

    University Virginia School Of Med

    Completed in 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

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Professional Affiliations

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Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Medical Weight Management

Procedures Performed

  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Weight Loss Revisional Surgery