July 9, 2014 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM | Hekemian Conference Center, Hackensack University Medical Center

July 10, 2014 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM | Hackensack UMC at Pascack Valley 

July 16, 2014 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM | Auditorium 2, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center

July 23, 2014 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM | Jersey City Medical Center, Cafeteria-Ground Floor via the Main Lobby
July 30, 2014 l 6:30 PM-8:00 PM | Marian Hall, Holy Name Medical Center

 

August 6, 2014 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM | Jersey City Medical Center, Cafeteria-Ground Floor via the Main Lobby

August 13, 2014 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM | Auditorium 2, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center

August 14, 2014 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM | Hackensack UMC at Pascack Valley

August 20, 2014 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM | Hekemian Conference Center, Hackensack University Medical Center

August 27, 2014 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM | Marian Hall, Holy Name Medical Center    

 

 

 

 

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Advanced Laparoscopic Associates
Tel: (201) 646-1121
Fax (201) 646-1110

Main Office:
35 Plaza 81 Route 4 West
Suite 401
Paramus, NJ 07652 Map

377 Jersey Avenue, Suite 470
Jersey City, NJ 07302 Map

Hospital Affiliations:
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, NJ 07601 Map

Hackensack UMC at Pascack Valley
250 Old Hook Road
Westwood, NJ Map

Holy Name Medical Center
Teaneck, NJ 07666 Map

Jersey City Medical Center
Jersey City, NJ 07302 Map

St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center
Paterson, NJ 07503Map

SurgiCare of Carlstadt
Carlstadt, NJ 07072 Map


Surgeons

Hans J. Schmidt, MD, FACS

Hans J. Schmidt, MD, FACS - Paramus, Jersey City, NJ“I was fortunate to have the opportunity to pioneer minimally invasive weight-loss surgery in the state of New Jersey. When I saw the weight-loss results that were possible and the potential they had to change people’s lives, I knew I wanted to make bariatric surgery the focus of our practice.

“When we developed our program, we knew it was essential to focus on patient education and aftercare support. We’ve learned that the patients who are most successful for the long term make the decision to have surgery after fully understanding its risks and benefits. Our program is comprehensive, with a lot of emphasis on postoperative nutrition and lifestyle. I believe it is one of the things that has distinguished us within our field.

“Because we have four surgeons on staff, we are able to offer our patients access to medical care 365 days a year. One of us is always available to take a phone call, answer a question or address a concern. Our depth and breadth of experience is another thing our patients really appreciate; they know they are getting the most expert care. And even though we perform a high volume of surgery, we treat each patient with an extraordinary degree of focused, personalized care.”

Education & Training

Residency: University of Medicine & Dentistry, Newark, NJ
MD: New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
BS: Pennsylvania State University

Appointments & Positions

Attending Surgeon: Department of Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ.
Clinical Instructor of Surgery: UMDNJ–New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Director, Bariatric Surgery Center: Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ
Director of Surgical Clinics: Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ

Memberships & Certifications

Board-Certified: American Board of Surgery
Fellow: American College of Surgeons
Member: Laparoscopic Section, Department of Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ; Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons; American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery; Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract; European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons

Amit Trivedi, MD

Amit Trivedi, MD - Paramus, Jersey City, NJ“I always knew I wanted to be a doctor and began pursuing my training right after high school. As I was completing my surgical residency, laparoscopic surgery was just coming to the forefront. I recognized immediately that it was the wave of the future and that I wanted to be on the leading edge of minimally invasive procedures.

“What I find most rewarding about bariatric surgery is that it allows me to develop lifelong relationships with my patients. Observing the change in a person’s health from this one intervention is amazing – and the change is almost immediate. It impacts one’s health and personality and changes the way a person is perceived. It’s gratifying to be a part of that.

“I think a lot of people are fearful about weight-loss surgery because they have received misinformation. That’s why we focus on educating our prospective patients right from the start. We want them to know that weight-loss surgery is a good and safe option in the hands of the right surgeon.”

Education & Training

Fellowship: Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ
Residency: University of Medicine & Dentistry, Newark, NJ
MD: Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY

Appointments & Positions

Attending Surgeon: Department of Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ
Clinical Assistant: UMDNJ–New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Memberships & Certifications

Board-Certified: American Board of Surgery
Member: Laparoscopic Section, Department of Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ; Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons

Douglas R. Ewing, MD, FACS

Douglas R. Ewing, MD, FACS, - Paramus, Jersey City, NJ“I chose to become a laparoscopic specialist because I knew that minimally invasive surgery was at the forefront of surgical innovation. It’s technically challenging for the surgeon and offers improved results and enhanced recovery time for the patient.

“I enjoy both the intellectual and psychological aspects of my interactions with my weight-loss surgery patients. It’s extremely rewarding to see the gratitude expressed by former patients when we are able to help them literally transform their lives through weight loss. Everything changes for them – their health, their social interactions, often even their career. And they are among the most thankful patients you will find. It’s tremendously gratifying for me as a surgeon to play a part in that transformation.

“My goals are to stay at the forefront of surgery, provide leading-edge training and provide patients with the best and most up-to-date care.”

Education & Training

Fellowship: Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ
Residency: St. Luke’s–Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY
MD: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
BA: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Appointments & Positions

Attending Surgeon: Department of Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ
Clinical Assistant: UMDNJ–New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Assistant Director: Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ

Memberships & Certifications

Board-Certified: American Board of Surgery
Fellow: American College of Surgeons
Member: Laparoscopic Section, Department of Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ; Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons; American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Sebastian R. Eid, MD

Sebastian R. Eid, MD - Paramus, Jersey City, NJ“In recent years there have been many technological advances in the field of minimally invasive surgery. The challenge is to be able to provide the patients with the most up-to-date care and put their health and well-being at the forefront of our practice.

"I am compelled by the immediate effect that laparoscopic surgery, in particular bariatric surgery, has on a patients quality of life. I appreciate the long term relationship that is built between the doctor and patient and the satisfaction of improving someone's life.

“My goal is to give my patients the care, attention, support and experience they need throughout their journey and always be available; before, during and long after surgery is completed. ”

Education & Training

Fellowship: Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ
Residency: Surgery, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark,NJ
MD: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
BA: Biology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Memberships & Certifications

Board-Certified: American Board of Surgery
Fellow: American College of Surgeons
Member: Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons, American Medical Association, New Jersey Medical Society

Seema P. Dhorajia, DO

Seema P. Dhorajia, DO - Paramus, Jersey City, NJ“I really enjoy helping other people. Every patient is different and needs to be treated individually in a unique manner. Patients say I am easy to talk to, friendly and sympathetic.

“I am also respectful of their time and their needs and extremely caring and compassionate. My goal is to make them feel welcome and comfortable, give them the time they need and provide the medical care to improve their condition and enhance their lifestyle.”

Education & Training

Fellowship: Advanced MIS Bariatrics & Robotics, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ
Residency: Chief Surgical Resident, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, New Stratford, NJ
DO: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
MSc: Biomedical, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PABSc: Biological Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Memberships & Certifications

Board-Certified: American Board of Surgery
Member: American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Association

Richard C. Novack, Jr., MD

Dr.Novak“I was always intrigued by technical, complex moving parts working together towards one goal like an automobile engine. The human body is not that different in many respects. It has many complex moving parts and systems working towards a common goal. That’s why I love the challenge of surgery.

“In laparoscopic and bariatric surgery, we change peoples lives in an instant. Patients can have a second chance at a healthy, active, potentially medication-free life again. We do complex abdominal surgery, yet our patients experience very little pain and are up walking quickly and can go home the next day.

”I enjoy the patients the most. I am so grateful for the trust they instill in me as their surgeon and thrilled as they progress after surgery. A patient’s smile can easily brighten my day.”

Education & Training

Fellowship-Trained: Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ
Residency: General Surgery, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
MD: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
BA: (magna cum laude) Biology, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Memberships & Certifications

Board Certified: American Board of Surgery
Member: American College of Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons