625 Belle Terre Road, Suite 202
Port Jefferson, New York 11777
1228 E. Main Street
Riverhead, New York 11901
Arif Ahmad, MD,
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Dr. Arif Ahmad MD, FRCS, FACS is recognized as one of America's top surgeons. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery. This cutting edge surgery is done with small incisions and minimal pain and scarring. This includes all surgical procedures in the abdomen such as surgery of the stomach, esophagus (reflux), gallbladder, colon, spleen, and hernia. He is also trained in utilizing the da Vinci Robot, the most advanced surgical platform in the world.
Dr. Ahmad specializes in the laparoscopic gastric bypass, the lap band and the sleeve gastrectomy. He was the first surgeon in the area to have performed the laparoscopic gastric bypass and the Robotic Assisted gastric bypass. Prior to his arrival in Stony Brook the operation was only being done in the open fashion with big incisions. He was also the first surgeon in Stony Brook to have performed the lap band. Dr. Ahmad has more than 20 years of surgical experience. After completing Medical School and residency, he trained in the UK and obtained the FRCS. He then did an eighteen month advanced training (fellowship) in Harvard Medical School. This was followed by another five year residency at the University of Connecticut. He spent a year mastering advanced training in Laparoscopic Surgery (fellowship) at the University of Virginia. He was appointed Director of Laparoscopic Surgery at Stony Brook University in 2001, where he taught other doctors to perform laparoscopic surgery including laparoscopic bariatric surgery.
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Dr. Ahmad is renowned in the Long Island area for his impeccable track record of safety and success. He is the author of innovative surgical techniques in the field of laparoscopic bariatric surgery. This includes a new technique to prevent intestinal obstruction and a technique to detect leaks. These have been published in international Journals and have been adopted by surgeons worldwide. Dr. Ahmad has developed and pioneered the Innovative Single Incision Needlescopic lap band and gastric bypass.
Dr. Ahmad started and currently is the Director of Bariatric surgery at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, where he currently performs most of his surgeries. He is a member of American Society of Bariatric Surgery, Fellow of American College of Surgeons, and member of Society of American Gastroendoscopic Surgeons.
Dr. Ahmad conducts patient education sessions every two weeks at Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson and in varying locations across Suffolk County. Please call 631-689-0220 if you wish to register or have other questions.
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"The decision to commit to bariatric surgery took about two years. After doing extensive research regarding options and surgeons, I chose to treat with Dr. Ahmad. This decision was made because of Dr. Ahmad's clinical statistics, reputation in the medical community and extremely personalized office environment...
From the moment I committed to having bariatric surgery, Dr. Ahmad and his highly competent staff were very supportive and helpful every step of the way. It's been eighteen months since I had my procedure and I am more pleased now than ever with my life-changing decision. I have lost 94 pounds, went from a size 20 to a size 1 and no longer suffer from any of my previous health ailments. I am free from hypertension, reflux disease, asthma, hyperglycemia (pre-diabetes) and high cholesterol/triglycerides. I have boundless energy, amazing motivation and tremendous optimism over my improved health and lifestyle choices. No longer am I plagued by out of control eating patterns, remorseful feelings about food nor shame over my escalating weight gain/health issues...
Losing the weight and associated diseases has allowed me to discover a life I never knew was possible. I have learned how to eat properly, exercise successfully and remain free from the baggage that was a result of poor eating habits secondary to ineffective coping. The surgery was not the solution, but rather a highly effective tool that enabled me to implement and maintain a healthy lifestyle with both food and exercise. Thank you Dr. Ahmad (and staff) for giving me an opportunity to truly experience health, confidence and inner peace."
Dr. Ahmad conducts complimentary patient education sessions every two weeks at J.T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson. Offsite seminars are also offered. This is a great opportunity to meet the doctor, his associates and staff and hear about our weight loss program. Dr. Ahmad will review the Lap Band procedure, gastric bypass, and sleeve gastrectomy. All aspects of these surgeries will be covered in addition to our comprehensive aftercare program. Weight loss surgery is a journey...not a procedure. Please call (631) 689-0220 to reserve your seat.