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Advanced Laparoscopic Associates

Main Office:
35 Plaza 81 Route 4 West
Suite 401
Paramus, NJ 07652 Map
Tel: (201) 646-1121
Fax (201) 646-1110

Additional Office Locations:
377 Jersey Avenue, Suite 470
Jersey City, NJ 07302 Map

250 Old Hook Road, Suite 302
Westwood, NJ 07675 Map

7600 River Rd
North Bergen, NJ 07047 Map

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

Hackensack UMC at Pascack Valley
250 Old Hook Road
Westwood, NJ 07675 Map

HackensackUMC Palisades
7600 River Rd
North Bergen, NJ 07047 Map

SurgiCare of Carlstadt
630 Broad St
Carlstadt, NJ 07072 Map


Surgeons

Hans J. Schmidt, MD, FACS

Hans J. Schmidt, MD, FACS - Paramus, Jersey City, Clifton, Hackensack, Teaneck, Jersey City, Carlstadt New Jersey“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 six 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: University of Medicine & Dentistry, Newark, NJ
BS: Pennsylvania State University

Appointments & Positions

Attending Surgeon: Department of Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ
Associate Professor of Surgery: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, 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, Clifton, Hackensack, Teaneck, Jersey City, Carlstadt New Jersey“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

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, Clifton, Hackensack, Teaneck, Jersey City, Carlstadt New Jersey“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
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, FACS

Sebastian R. Eid, MD - Paramus, Jersey City, Clifton, Hackensack, Teaneck, Jersey City, Carlstadt New Jersey“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

Appointments & Positions

Assistant Program Director: Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery Fellowship, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, 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, Clifton, Hackensack, Teaneck, Jersey City, Carlstadt New Jersey“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, PA
BSc: 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

Toghrul Talishinskiy, MD

Toghrul Talishinskiy, MD - Paramus, Jersey City, Clifton, Hackensack, Teaneck, Jersey City, Carlstadt New Jersey “I am a minimally invasive surgeon: this allows me to perform most complex bariatric and general surgeries with minimal discomfort to my patients. This allows for a faster recovery and improved results overall.

“I personally find the initial interaction with patients to be extremely important. This is the first step in establishing our life long relationship and when we start working together towards a common goal. I dedicate my whole time towards excelling in care, safety and the best possible outcomes I can provide.

“My goal is to provide excellence in care, remain at the forefront of surgical innovation and education and to provide my patients with the best possible results. “

Education & Training

Fellowship: Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ
Fellowship: Surgery Critical Care, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Residency: New York University, New York, NY
MD: American University of the Caribbean, School of Medicine, Coral Gables, FL
BA: Brescia University, Owensboro, KY

Memberships & Certifications

Board Certified: American Board of Surgery
Member: American College of Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Society of Critical Care Medicine