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Hans J. Schmidt, MD, FACS
“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 several 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: UMDNJ-University Hospital, Newark, NJ
MD: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
BS: Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Appointments & Positions
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery: Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Chief, Division of Bariatric Surgery: Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ
Director, Center for Bariatric Medicine and Surgery: 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 and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES); American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS); Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract; European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons
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.