Dr. Michael Nusbaum, MD

Dr. Michael Nusbaum, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 55

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Telehealth services available

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Dr. Michael Nusbaum, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Cedar Knolls, NJ. He is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Morristown 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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Nusbaum Medical Centers197 Ridgedale Ave Ste 160 Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Nusbaum is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center Livingston, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Nusbaum's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nusbaum

4.5

Based on 64 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Office environment (58)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (57)
  • Explained conditions well (56)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Long wait times (5)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
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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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9 people found this helpful
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Mar 12, 2020
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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.
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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18 people found this helpful
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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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7 people found this helpful
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Apr 09, 2019
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Excellent Surgeon
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27 people found this helpful
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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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9 people found this helpful
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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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10 people found this helpful
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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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Mar 08, 2016
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Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nusbaum's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sleeve Gastrectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nusbaum performs Sleeve Gastrectomy more than 93% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
Obesity
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nusbaum treats Obesity more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Nusbaum treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nusbaum performs Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Nusbaum performs this procedure more than 63% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

Dr. Nusbaum's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Constipation
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Female Infertility
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Gastrotomy
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Infertility
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • 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 Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pediatric Advanced Laparoscopy Surgery
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroiditis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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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...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Jersey City Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1994
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1988
Washington & Jefferson College
Undergraduate School
Oxford University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Awards

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How can I make an appointment with Dr. Michael Nusbaum, MD?

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Does Dr. Michael Nusbaum, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Michael Nusbaum, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Michael Nusbaum, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Nusbaum's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Michael Nusbaum, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nusbaum frequently treats Sleeve Gastrectomy, Obesity, and Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Nusbaum treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Nusbaum, MD's office located?

Dr. Nusbaum's office is located at 197 Ridgedale Ave Ste 160, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Michael Nusbaum, MD speak?

Dr. Nusbaum speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and Hebrew. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Nusbaum is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Livingston, NJ

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Morristown Medical Center

Morristown, NJ

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

30 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)