Dr. Lora Melman, MD

Dr. Lora Melman, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
41 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Lora Melman, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Somerset, NJ and has been practicing for 4 years. She specializes in bariatric surgery, surgery, and more.Read her story

Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics of NJ

81 Veronica Ave Ste 205

Somerset, NJ 08873
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • MagnaCare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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more than 75% of peers
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
more than 10% of peers
Sleeve Gastrectomy
more than 8% of peers

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Dr. Melman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Melman "Dr. Lora Melman is a Board Certified General Surgeon serving the Central New Jersey area. Dr. Melman is experienced in Minimally Invasive Abdominal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery for Reflux Disease and Achalasia, Laparoscopic Paraesophageal and Hiatal Hernia repair and Bariatric Surgery. She is also a professional member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Melman was awarded the Resident of the Year Distinguished Service Teaching Award and the Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award. She is also the only person in the world to ever win the International Laparoscopic Top Gun Skills Competition twice at SAGES. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS) American College of Surgeons (ACS) AWARDS & ACCOLADES 2013 Resident of the Year Distinguished Service Teaching Award, Washington 2012 Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award, Barnes-Jewish University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine training program, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 2010-2012 - Candidate Member to the Board, SAGES Board of Directors 2011, 2013 -Top Gun, 1st place winner, International Top Gun Competition, SAGES Annual 2009, 2010 - Top Gun, 1st place winner, Resident Laparoscopic Skills Competition, Washington meetings, San Antonio TX & Baltimore MD PROCEDURES PERFORMED Laparoscopic Surgery for Reflux Disease and Achalasia, including LINX and POEM Laparoscopic Paraesophageal and Hiatal Hernia repair Laparoscopic Inguinal and Incisional Hernia repair Laparoscopic Splenectomy and Adrenalectomy Open Abdominal Wall Reconstruction for Complex Hernias Bariatric Surgery: gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band Endobariatrics Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Melman "Dr. Melman is a Fellowship-trained, Board-certified, and daVinci robot-certified Specialist surgeon who is focused on providing cutting-edge surgical care by combining enhanced recovery methods with minimal-access techniques.  She has been fortunate to train with prominent leaders in Hernia, Bariatrics, and Foregut surgery and her specific areas of interest include: surgical weight loss for obesity, repair of all types of abdominal wall hernias, repair of diaphragmatic and hiatal hernias, esophageal dysmotility disorders, reflux disease, and minimal-access adrenalectomy and splenectomy.  She is a world leader in the realm of proper selection and use of hernia repair biomaterials, and has a special interest in studying performance and team dynamics based on methods used in the motorsports racing world in order to help minimize recovery time(s).  Dr. Melman's motto: "Better Faster through Technology and Technique", summarizes her commitment to excellence and her dedication to helping patients achieve their personal optimal outcome(s). "
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6  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

44  Conditions Treated

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33  Procedures

  • Abdominal Procedure
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Heller Myotomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparotomy
  • LINX® Reflux Management System
  • ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)
  • ReShape™ Intragastric Integrated Dual Balloon System Insertion
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Robotic-Assisted Revisional Bariatric Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Weight Loss Revisional Surgery
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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.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Washington University, St Louis-Ba Biology and Dance
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Saint Louis University School Of Medicine St. Louis, Missouri-Md
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Residency-Surgery-Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School Of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatrics-Saint Lukes Hospital Of Kansas City, Missouri
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Melman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Lora Melman, MD
Dr. Melman, was amazing, She and I both thought I was going in for a "normal" removal of a gall bladder. However, when she did the surgery under very short notice... one night when I was in too much pain to wait, done through an emergency room visit. My condition was far worse then expected, when...Read More
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Greg in Middletown NJ – May 22, 2017
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Having only met Dr. Melman for the first time in the summer of 2016, I can honestly say that I felt comfortable with her within the first few minutes of being in her presence. She was gracious, affable, and a good listener. She also never tried to rush me and she answered all my questions. Since...Read More
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