Dr. Arif Ahmad, MD

Dr. Arif Ahmad, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Arif Ahmad, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Port Jefferson, NY and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University of Calcutta Medical College in 1985 and specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.Read his story

625 Belle Terre Rd Ste 202

Port Jefferson, NY 11777

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Top Care Areas

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Esophageal Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Ahmad's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ahmad "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. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ahmad "An Advanced Laparoscopic surgery practice combining Surgical Excellence with Compassionate Care . On the cutting edge utilizing the most advanced surgical techniques."

3  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

26  Conditions Treated

40  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • University of Calcutta Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Connecticut /Hartford Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University of Connecticut Surg Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Deaconess Hospital/Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Royal College Of Surgeons
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Virginia School Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patients Choice Award, 2009,2010,
  • Top Surgeons of America, 2009
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ahmad's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ahmad to family and friends
119 total reviews (51 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (119)

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Dr. Ahmad's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (51)

This has been a journey of understanding the VSG process with Dr. Ahmad and team - the plan is well thought out over 6 months and provides what you will need medically to be approved and ready for this surgery. This includes attending support groups which ensures you see all phases of people like...more
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Absolutely above any expectations I had,Dr Ahmad has a wonderful team from start to finish,oh wait finish no they see you thru every aspect ,diet ,checkups just amazing.God Bless and Thank you.
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An absolutely wonderful experience. Best decision I ever made. The staff is amazing, from the receptionists to nutritionists to the nurses to the surgeons, everyone was helpful, professional, knowledgeable and friendly! The nurses and PA's getting you ready for surgery were wonderful. The nurses...more
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Doctor Armand was a doctor who has a great bed side matter and concerned about his patience.
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Caring, professional, top of his field in bariatric surgery. Office staff and support staff have great communication skills, everybody is helpful and on the same page. Dieticians and nutricianalists where knowledgeable and encouraging. Mathew Hospital was great, Nurses, aides, X-ray, dieticians...more
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