Dr. Aziz Merchant, MD

Dr. Aziz Merchant, MD

Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Aziz Merchant, MD is a surgery specialist in Newark, NJ and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Jefferson Med College in 2000 and specializes in surgery, gastrointestinal oncology, and more.Read his story

90 Bergen St Ste 7100

Newark, NJ 07103

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Devon Health
  • HealthFirst
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of New Jersey
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Dr. Merchant's Experience

Dr. Merchant's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • Board actions found

Dr. Merchant's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Merchant "Dr. Aziz Merchant's clinical expertise and areas of interest include minimally invasive surgical techniques, anti-reflux and hiatal hernia surgery, esophageal surgery and Achalasia, laparoscopic hernia repair, Bariatric surgery and obesity, and complex revisional laparoscopy. His research interests include surgical outcomes, patient-centered outcomes, surgical quality improvement, and cost-effectiveness research. From an educational perspective, Dr. Merchant's interests include surgical residency training and surgical simulation.Dr. Merchant currently serves as a committee member for Research, Publications, and Bariatrics committees of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He is an active member of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Merchant completed medical school at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, followed by surgical residency at Georgetown University. Then he finished a fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and bariatric surgery at Emory University. Prior to arriving at Rutgers, he was an assistant professor and associate residency program director at Central Michigan University."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Merchant "To care for every patient as if they are family"


  • Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgical Research

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated


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  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Gastroparesis Therapy
  • Heller Myotomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Endocrine Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Re-Operative Surgery
  • Revision Surgery
  • Robotic Assisted Procedure
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic


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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.

1 Board Action
  • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence (10/16/2015)
    Action Taken: Fine
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Michigan


  • University Of Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Jefferson Med College
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Emory University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Merchant has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Merchant has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Merchant's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merchant to family and friends
based on 46 total reviews (31 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (46)

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Dr. Merchant's Performance

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Answers Questions
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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (31)

in Newark, NJ
Dr. Merchant is an excellent doctor. He has wonderful bedside matters. I would recommend to family & friends.
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in Newark, NJ
Very caring doctor, he answered all my questions and I did not feel rushed during my office visit.
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in Hicksville, NY
Great doctor, would highly recommend.
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in Belleville, NJ
Recently, i had a gallbladder surgery with Dr Merchant. The surgery took less than 40 minutes and I was able to go home in less than 4 hours after surgery. Dr merchant is very nice, communicative and very open. He explained to me how he will approach the surgery and what I should expect. Finally....more
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in Passaic NJ
The doctor and his staff were amazing ,the service was excellent,they are also extremely knowledgeable and kind...
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