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When It Comes To Your Surgeon, Practice Makes Perfect

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Weight loss surgery involves a lot of decisions: electing to have the surgery, researching which surgery is best for you, choosing your surgeon, finding the best time to schedule your surgery…and the list goes on. But the most important decision you will make is selecting an experienced surgeon.

Bariatric surgery has become more “safe, effective, and affordable.”[1] However, despite the increasing quality of bariatric surgery with its ever-growing popularity, the establishment of medical fellowships, and implementation of “evidence-based standards for bariatric care,”[2] some surgeons are still better (and safer) than others. According to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, dangerous surgical complications occur 2X more frequently in surgeries performed by less experienced surgical teams.

Lead researcher on the study, Nancy J.O. Birkmeyer, PhD, recommends that “patients should seek out high-volume hospitals and surgeons when considering bariatric surgery.”[3] Other sources recommend that patients select a bariatric surgeon based on board-certification, number of cases performed, rate of complication, and easy and accessible aftercare.[4]

You can rest assured that Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics is the safe choice. With more than 3,000 advanced surgical procedures under his belt, 4 leading industry certifications, 3 fully-staffed offices providing comprehensive and accessible care, and the title of Director of Bariatric Surgery at the RWJ University Hospital, Dr. Sadek is committed to the health, happiness, and success of his patients.

[1] Robinson, Surgical Treatment of Obesity – Weighing the Facts, New England Journal of Medicine, 361;5, July 30, 2009
[2] Robinson, Surgical Treatment of Obesity – Weighing the Facts, New England Journal of Medicine, 361;5, July 30, 2009
[3] Boyles, Weight Loss Surgery: Experience Matters, WebMD, July 27,2010, accessed November 7, 2016
[4] Holden, Recent Study Confirms: Skill and Experience Matters Greatly when Choosing a Weight Loss Surgeon, www.Dr.DKim.net, June 19, 2014, accessed November 7, 2016
Dr Sadek

Dr. Ragui Sadek is a premier surgeon who established a state-of-the-art and one of the safest bariatric surgery programs in the state. Dr. Sadek has fellowship training in both laparoscopic/bariatric surgery and surgical trauma/critical care, allowing him to safely perform complex surgeries on patients who have been turned down by other practices. As a Clinical Assistant Professor of surgery at RWJ Medical School & the Director of bariatric surgery program at RWJ University Hospital, Dr. Sadek offers a cutting-edge range of laparoscopic, robotic, & bariatric surgical procedures with a complication rate substantially below the national average.

Dr. Sadek is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Having performed more than three thousand advanced surgical procedures, Dr. Sadek has established a strong patient satisfaction rate and a solid reputation among the surgical community and is renowned as a top physician in his field by International Association of Healthcare Professionals. As a board-certified surgeon, he holds affiliations with the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Society of American Gastro Endoscopic Surgeons. More about Dr. Sadek

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