Dr. Michael Nusbaum, MD

Bariatric Surgery •  Male • Age 54
  
Dr. Nusbaum
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Obesity Treatment Centers of NJ

95 Madison Ave Ste A06 Morristown, NJ 07960

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(973) 998-9833

Dr. Michael Nusbaum, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Morristown, NJ and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities Morristown Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nusbaum to book an appointment.


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  • Hospital Satisfaction
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Nusbaum's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Obesity
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Dr. Nusbaum treats Obesity more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Nusbaum treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Esophageal Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nusbaum performs Esophageal Surgery more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Nusbaum performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Sleeve Gastrectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nusbaum performs Sleeve Gastrectomy more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Nusbaum performs this procedure more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic

Dr. Nusbaum's conditions and procedures:

  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Chronic Diseases
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Female Infertility
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Gastrotomy
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Infertility
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Male Infertility
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Obesity
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pediatric Advanced Laparoscopy Surgery
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Dr. Nusbaum's Reviews

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I had bariatric surgery in 2014...dr nussbaum is THE BEST!!!! Anytime someone speaks to me about weight loss surgert i ALWAYS recommend him. I wouldnt trade him in for anything
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Excellent surgeon. My surgery went great. My BC/BS covered his fees minus my deductible. I’m losing weight and getting healthy. The staff was a pleasure to deal with and fought hard with my insurance company to get things paid. The insurance companies love to take our money but they hate paying for things. I recommend Dr Nusbaum and his amazing staff to everyone.
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Livingston , NJ – Jun 23, 2019
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Very disappointing experience! I was told Dr. Nussbaum takes Medicare and was given an appointment. When I showed up they refused to even let me consult with the doctor because of my Medicare coverage. They talked in circles and basically threw me out. I came back right away to ask for a recommendation for another surgeon and was denied again. She said, "He's seeing patients right now."
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Apr 09, 2019
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Excellent Surgeon
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Apr 04, 2019
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I initially went to the NY Bariatric group because of all their advertising, but I found them to be cold, impersonal and all about the money. Then I asked a few people and they all said Dr Nusbaum. They were absolutely correct. He's the best hands down!
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Marc in New York, NY – Mar 03, 2019
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Honestly the best weight loss surgeon in the trial-state area!
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David in Livingston, NJ – Mar 03, 2019
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It’s been 16 years.... and everyone I’ve had the pleasure to know along the way has been patient, kind, knowledgeable and extremely supportive in this journey of maintaining my health and weight. I cannot say enough about Dr. Nussbaum and his team. Thank you for all you do
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Marci Franciose – Jan 15, 2019
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I've been a nurse for over 10 years, so I know who to ask when looking for a surgeon. I called up some OR nurses at both St. Barnabas and at Morristown and asked who they'd recommend for bariatric surgery. To my surprise, I received the same response from everyone I spoke with: Dr. Michael Nusbaum. So, it was an easy choice after that! I must say that they were all correct. I was very impressed with Dr. Nusbaum's attention to detail, bedside manner and calm approach. He is clearly the best
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Martha in Livingston, NJ – Feb 14, 2018
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I had gastric sleeve surgery with Dr. Nusbaum A year ago. I am now down almost 200 pounds and reached my goal. I can't say enough about how professional and caring he is. He has an amazing staff and they are all there for you every step of the way. I highly recommend him
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Chester, NJ – Sep 09, 2017
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Dr. Nusbaum and his team are the BEST! I was thinking about getting a band for a very long time. Once I had made up my mind to move forward, I began researching Bariatric surgeons in the NJ area. Everyone was recommending I visit Dr. Nusbaum (including my primary!) because he was " the best". I'm glad I listened! Procedure= flawless, Staff=caring and attentive, Dr. Nusbaum= meticulous, highly skilled, easy to reach, and genuinely cares about his patients! Losing weight and feeling GREAT! Thx :)
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Meg – Aug 11, 2017
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I am a Christian and I love God! I believe there is a purpose for every life but I was about to doubt mine. Until God directed me to this man. He is not God, but he is definetely a gift from him. Not only did this doctor take pride and love in his work. I never felt so safe and comfortable with any doctor before. I remember seeing him enter the room and saying, are you here to let me know your father is on his way. LOL. Since 2006 I've done well but need a tune up. I will return home.
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Brenda in VERONA – Jun 09, 2017
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Dr Nusbaum is a caring doctor. He explains and listens. Truly a wonderful man.
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Maria in Spotswood, NJ – Feb 13, 2017
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I did the VSG program for 9 months with a Dr from NJBC and 2 wks before my scheduled surgery my ins denied him and the hospital. Needless to say I was very upset. Apparently things happen for a reason because I found Dr. Nusbaum. I felt more confident with him after the first meeting than I did in 9 months with the other practice. Fast forward, 1 mo out from surgery and I feel great. No complications. I know he took more precautions too try and ensure a positive outcome and I'm grateful.
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Toni in Cranford, NJ – Jan 06, 2017
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I had surgery with Dr Nussbaum over 15 years ago. I can say that he is simply the best. He is not all about money. He genuinely cares for hisale patients. His office staff is phenomenal. I have had the chance to work with a number of bariatric surgeons and he is by far the best I have seen.
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Nov 21, 2016
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Doc Nausbaum is the best. He is so warm. He is so caring. He and his staff are absolutely incredible in the work that they do. God bless them all!
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BigB in East Orange, NJ – Oct 24, 2016
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I can't begin to tell you how lucky I was to find Dr. Nausbaum. I had surgery by another surgeon at St. Barnabas and ended up with a leak two weeks after. I went to Overlook hospital and the surgeons there "Didn't feel comfortable" taking care of me. One of the nurses in the Emergency Room at Overlook came up to me and told me about Dr. Nausbaum. She said that he was the best weight loss surgeon in NJ. She was right. He transferred me to Morristown and SAVED MY LIFE. I tell everyone now!!
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AJ in Livingston, NJ – Oct 21, 2016
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He is the best surgeon and has a wonderful bedside manner! I have refereed patients to him and they have been just as happy. MMMC
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MMMC in Linden, NJ – May 27, 2016
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Had an endoscopy with Dr. Nusbaum. Found out my band is wrapped around my esophagus. Endoscopy went REALLY well. I was in and out really fast and have no memory of procedure! Was very nervous while waiting to have iv put in place. He stayed in OR and chatted while I waited making all my anxiety dissipate! Made me feel completely at ease!! Having surgery with Dr Nussbaum next week to remove the band and not nervous at all!
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Wendy – Apr 21, 2016
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I had surgery with Dr Nusbaum two years ago. He did a sleeve on me and I went from 265lbs to 135 lbs. I used to be 5'5 but somehow I'm only 5'4 now and I look and feel great thanks to Dr Nusbaum and his amazing staff. He is the most caring and compassionate doctor I have ever met. He spends so much time with me that I feel guilty taking up his valuable time. He is truly the greatest. I recommend him to everyone.
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Pam in Summit, NJ – Apr 10, 2016
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Overall I had a negative experience. He came highly recommended, however he does not get to know his patients. He placed a removable filter in me prior to my procedure stating that it was necessary. The filter a few months later was banned and unable to be removed in surgery. Current medical procedures/protocols were not followed. Dr. Nusbaum has questionable ethics. He is more concerned with money than his patients well being. A long list of unacceptable behavior for a physician.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our Focus is on the Whole Patient. Bariatric Surgery is a tool and we provide you with the instruction and support to make that tool work most efficiently for you. We are not a "mill" and prefer a smaller more intimate environment for our patients. We take our time and pride ourselves on our close realationships with our patients. We are here to help you on your weight loss journey.

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Memorial Sloan Kettering
Residency Hospital
1998
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1994
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1993
UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School
Medical School
1988
Washington & Jefferson College
Undergraduate School
Oxford University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew
  • Italian

Awards

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Locations

Obesity Treatment Centers of NJ

Obesity Treatment Centers of NJ95 Madison Ave Ste A06 Morristown, NJ 07960
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Morristown Medical Center

Morristown, NJ

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Livingston, NJ

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average