Dr. Aziz Merchant, MD

Dr. Aziz Merchant, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 44
Dr. Aziz Merchant, MD is a general surgery specialist in Newark, NJ and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Jefferson Med College in 2000 and specializes in general surgery.Read his story

90 Bergen St Ste 7100

Newark, NJ 07103

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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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Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 67% of peers
more than 62% of peers
Brain Disorders
more than 49% of peers

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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"

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

70  Conditions Treated

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41  Procedures

  • 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

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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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...Read More
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Excelent doctor, He is very professional, He remove my gallbladder .
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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.
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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
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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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