Upcoming Seminars

October 14, 2020 | 6:30-8:00PM | Hackensack UMC at Pascack Valley

October 21, 2020 | 6:30-8:00PM | Hackensack University Medical Center

November 11, 2020 | 6:30-8:00PM | Hackensack UMC at Pascack Valley

November 18, 2020 | 6:30-8:00PM | Hackensack University Medical Center

Meet the Team

Empowering you to take control of your future

The decision to pursue weight-loss surgery should be made with care and consideration. Choosing a surgeon with the skill and experience to help you safely reach your weight-loss goals is the first critical step. At Advanced Laparoscopic Associates, you will enjoy the expertise and care of highly qualified, board-certified surgeons. Drs. Hans J. Schmidt, Amit Trivedi, Douglas R. Ewing, Sebastian R. Eid, Toghrul Talishinskiy, Jeffrey J. Kraft, and Sarah S. Wong are all compassionate, well-credentialed weight-loss surgery experts who are committed to putting your needs first. This means you’ll enjoy focused, personalized care and have the chance to build a lasting bond with your chosen physician. They will spend time with you to answer your questions and address your concerns. They will also walk you through the process step-by-step so you feel empowered to reach your agreed-upon goals.

Bariatric Surgeons

Hans J. Schmidt, MD, FACS

Hans J. Schmidt, MD, FACS

SURGEON

Amit Trivedi, MD

Amit Trivedi, MD

SURGEON

Douglas R. Ewing, MD, FACS

Douglas R. Ewing, MD, FACS

SURGEON

Sebastian R. Eid, MD, FACS

Sebastian R. Eid, MD, FACS

SURGEON

Toghrul Talishinskiy, MD

Toghrul Talishinskiy, MD

SURGEON

Sarah S. Wong, MD

Sarah S. Wong, MD

SURGEON

Jeffrey J. Kraft, MD

Jeffrey J. Kraft, MD

SURGEON

Clinical Staff

Nadia M. Setzer, MSN, RN, APN-C

Nadia M. Setzer, MSN, RN, APN-C

Nurse Practitioner

Jennifer H. Blume, MS, RD, CDN, ACSM-CPT

Jennifer H. Blume, MS, RD, CDN, ACSM-CPT

Registered Dietitian

Office Staff

Aida – Business Manager
Hazel – Billing Manager
Silvija – Front Office Manager
Michele – Surgical Supervisor

Lydia – Front desk
Karina-Front Desk Traveler
Adrian – Medical Assistant

Ana – Surgical Coordinator
Bianca – Surgical Coordinator
Genesse- Surgical Coordinator
Michael –Traveling Coordinator/Insurance Verifications

Margarita – Medical Billing
Brittany- Medical Billing

Carmen – Surgical Authorizations
Brianna – Surgical Authorizations

Danielle – Pre-Admission Testing Coordinator
Sandra – Medical Records/Credentialing

Raina – Call Center Supervisor
Miriam – Call Center

For additional information, all prospective patients are invited to attend a free educational seminar.
Seminars are a great source of information about the procedure you are considering, and they allow you to meet the surgeons as well as ask any questions you may have. You may also have the opportunity to meet some post-operative patients.

Call today, (201) 646-1121 and schedule your consultation! Or use our online Request an Appointment form.