Dr. Aziz Merchant, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 46

Dr. Aziz Merchant, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Livingston, NJ. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Saint Barnabas Medical Center and St. Mary’s General Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Merchant to book an appointment.

Dr. Merchant

SBMC- Acute Care Surgery Clinic

94 Old Short Hills Rd Ste 1172 Livingston, NJ 07039
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Merchant's Reviews

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4.8

Based on 59 ratings

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  • Explained conditions well (53)
  • Listened & answered questions (53)
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Dr. Merchant and his staff were the only medical team to properly identify an unknown mass scrotum. For years different doctors just told me it was a cyst and not to worry. Dr Weiss (at the same facility) had properly diagnosed my issue has an inguinal hernia and set up an appointment with Dr. Merchant and his team. Dr. Merchant also did diagnosis and agreed I had an inguinal hernia. We set a date in the not too far future for minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. He thoroughly went over the risks, recovery and general happenings of the procedure. Calm, collected, never rushed and always made the experience and visits actually quite pleasurable. I felt confident going into surgery. Surgery was a success and post surgery recovery I came in multiple times on my own accord to make sure everything was going smoothly. He obliged every visit and I am about 2 1/2 months later feeling much better and very satisfied with the experience. Amazing doctor and team, highly recommended.
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Christopher – Mar 06, 2020
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He is an excellent Doctor and an excellent Surgeon. Before we met him around July, my mother had lost 30+ pounds of weight approx. in last few months. After we met him, he diagnosed it correctly and narrowed down the cause. He was able to do the correct diagnosis very fast and due to this he has to perform the procedure in a very short duration too, to prevent further loss of health and weight. The surgery was successful. It has helped my mother to start gaining health. In case of emergencies, Doctor Merchant has personally taken time out of his personal hours / off hours and returned our calls. He is awesome and a Nobel person. He and hist staff including nurses, office mgmt, are very professional and extremely courteous. They do not return any stone unturned, for the well being and care of the patient. I salute their sincerity and professionalism.
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JC – Nov 19, 2019
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My experience with Dr. Merchant and UMDNJ staff was great. I had hernia surgery and a portion of my intestines removed for diverticulitis. Not only was the visits pre surgery reassuring, and informative but everything he told me about what to do in preparation for the surgery was on point. I would recommend Dr Merchant be given a top notch rating
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Michael Thomas Costa – Oct 31, 2019
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Dr Aziz is a great person and my surgery went well .Whole staff are very helpful
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Pankaj Shah in Clifton , NJ – Sep 07, 2019
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I will definitely recommend Dr. Merchant to my family and friends. I may also need him to do a procedure for me in the future.
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Mar 31, 2019
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Dr. Merchant fixed my hernias through minimally invasive robotic surgery. He is friendly, caring and professional. He explained well what would be done, followed through with it and my recuperation was very fast with no complications. Thank you Dr. Merchant and the wonderful staff from Rutgers Same Day Surgery department.
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Moacir in Newark, NJ – Dec 08, 2018
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I was sick for months and when I went to Dr Merchant he knew exactly what my problem was. He sent me for a few tests just so he could see how he needed to proceed with my care. My surgery was preformed on July 11th of 2018 and as of today September 29th I have had no pain and am completely healed and have not had any problems, Dr Merchant and his entire staff and students were the best and I will recommend him to anyone who needed surgery as well as any I would need in the future. Thank You
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Patricia Scott in Bloomingdale, NJ – Sep 30, 2018
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Excelent doctor, He is very professional, He remove my gallbladder .
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
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Raul Moreano in Kearny NJ – Jun 02, 2018
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Dr. Aziz Merchant is very knowledgeable. Before surgery he explain what are the benefit of surgery and what are the risk. very politely he explain. very punctual in time. My mother had gallbladder surgery month ago, we were very worried but everything turn out very satisfy result.
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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Apr 16, 2018
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I love the staff there so friendly, sweet very happy pleasant people to be around I’m so in love with my surgery my post after surgery there so wonderful, thank u so much. Shantay walker
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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Shantay Walker in Irvington nj – Apr 09, 2018
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I will highly recommend Dr Merchant to anyone who wants to do surgery Dr Merchant is one of the most excellent Doctor I ever had . He perform my hernia surgery and it was very successful,Dr Merchant and his team were soo patient and made me feel soo comfortable, Great Doctor Thank you.
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Jennifer Darkwa in 16 Marshall street apt 5t Irvington nj 07111 – Mar 05, 2018
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My experience with Dr. Merchant was excellent. He really took care of my mother with her surgery. My mother is very happy that Dr. Merchant was the one that took great care of her.
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Maria in East Rutherford, NJ – Mar 03, 2018
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Dr. Merchant is an excellent doctor. He has wonderful bedside matters. I would recommend to family & friends.
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Newark, NJ – Dec 08, 2017
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Very caring doctor, he answered all my questions and I did not feel rushed during my office visit.
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Newark, NJ – Dec 07, 2017
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Great doctor, would highly recommend.
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Hicksville, NY – Nov 10, 2017
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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. I can only recommend him for his expertise, communication skills, and the way he make people very comfortable.
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Belleville, NJ – Jul 12, 2017
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The doctor and his staff were amazing ,the service was excellent,they are also extremely knowledgeable and kind...
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Claudia Ariza in Passaic NJ – Jun 21, 2017
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Thank you Dr. Aziz Merchant. My primary physician Dr. O'Neil referred me to Dr. Merchant for a hernia related evaluation. Dr. Merchant and his staff are very caring and professional. His advise was direct and informative providing both benefits and options including the downside associated with hernia repair.
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Ellis J. Wilkerson in Milburn, NJ – May 31, 2017
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I'm very happy to have Dr AZIZ MERCHANT repairing my inguinal hernia. I'm very pleased with the outcome of the surgery. Dr AZIZ was very pleasant during the procedure.
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Jean in Newark, NJ – Mar 25, 2017
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The doctor and all his staff were very patient and very thorough. Explain what all my options were and what my risks would be . I like their honesty which made me feel very comfortable in my dission. They were there with me and my family during my procedure from start to finish. I would recommend Dr Merchant to all my friends and family.
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Michael volpe in Whippany nj – Jan 15, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

To care for every patient as if they are family

Biography

Dr. Aziz Merchant's clinical expertise and areas of interest include minimally invasive surgical techniques, anti-reflux and hiatal hernia surgery, esophageal...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2009
Emory University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Medstar-Georgetown University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1996
University Of Chicago
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Awards

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

What are Dr. Aziz Merchant, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Merchant frequently treats Abdominal Pain, Cholecystitis and Gallstones, and Gallstones. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Merchant treats.

Where is Dr. Aziz Merchant, MD's office located?

Dr. Merchant's office is located at 94 Old Short Hills Rd Ste 1172, Livingston, NJ 07039. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Aziz Merchant, MD speak?

Dr. Merchant speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. View profile to see all.

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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Dr. Merchant's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Abdominal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merchant treats Abdominal Pain more than 69% of his peers

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

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merchant treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 61% of his peers

Dr. Merchant treats this condition more than 61% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones
Gallstones
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merchant treats Gallstones more than 61% of his peers

Dr. Merchant treats this condition more than 61% of his peers

Dr. Merchant's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burn Injuries
  • Carcinoid Tumor of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • 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
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Dysphagia
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fournier's Gangrene
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastroparesis Therapy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vein Ablation
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Wound Repair

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(973) 322-2686

Dr. Merchant accepts the following insurance:

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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
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Medicaid
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SBMC- Acute Care Surgery Clinic

SBMC- Acute Care Surgery Clinic94 Old Short Hills Rd Ste 1172 Livingston, NJ 07039
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