Dr. Michael Nusbaum, MD


Bariatric Surgery | Male

Obesity Treatment Centers of NJ 95 Madison Ave Ste A06 Morristown, NJ 07960 Get Directions
Dr. Michael Nusbaum, MD
Dr. Michael Nusbaum, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Morristown, NJ. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Nusbaum is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Morristown Medical Center.

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Dr. Nusbaum's 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.

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Dr. Nusbaum's Performance
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Patient Comments (10)
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.
in Spotswood, NJ |
Dr Nusbaum is a caring doctor. He explains and listens. Truly a wonderful man.
in Cranford, NJ |
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.
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.
Thank you for your kind review. I am honored that you selected me to put your trust in. I am happy that I could make a positive difference in your life.
in East Orange, NJ |
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!
Thank you B! I am honored that you put your faith and trust in me. God bless you as well.
in Livingston, NJ |
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!!
AJ, I remember your case well. I am so happy that the nurse at Overlook told you about me, and I am thrilled that I was able to fix you up and get you back on your feet. All the best, Dr. Nusbaum
in Linden, NJ |
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
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!
in Summit, NJ |
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.
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.
This review is by a medical malpractice firm searching to get patients to sue filter companies. This is not a real review but rather a reflection on how un-ethical some malpractice lawyers can be. Please ignore this fake review.
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Dr. Nusbaum's 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.

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  •  Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Infertility
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Male Infertility
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


  • Medical School
    Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Saint Barnabas Medical Center

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Memorial Sloan Kettering
    Saint Barnabas Medical Center

    Completed in 1998

  • Undergraduate School
    Oxford University
    Washington & Jefferson College

    Graduated in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Gastrotomy
  • 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
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Pediatric Advanced Laparoscopy Surgery
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery