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JFK Spotlight: Bariatric Surgeon Discusses Weight Loss Options

Joel Katz talks with Dr. Anish Nihalani about weight loss medications, breaking the stigma of obesity and weight loss, and bariatric surgery.

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Anish Nihalani, MD, FACS

Weight Loss Physicians & General Surgeons located in Edison, NJ & Clark, NJ

Anish Nihalani, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a top-rated surgeon, skilled in both minimally-invasive laparoscopic and “traditional” approaches to surgery. At his practice in Edison, NJ, Dr. Nihalani specializes in state-of-the-art weight-loss surgery, including:

  • gastric balloon procedure
  • gastric sleeve surgery (or sleeve gastrectomy)
  • Lap-Band surgery
  • gastric bypass surgery

as well as general and laparoscopic surgery for an array of issues including:

  • hernia repair
  • gallstones
  • lipoma
  • pilonidal cysts

In addition, Dr. Nihalani has significant expertise in breast cancer biopsy procedures and lymph node dissection, as well as mastectomy procedures.

A board-certified surgeon, Dr. Nihalani completed his medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, followed by a residency in general surgery at Montefiore Medical Center North in Bronx, NY, and a fellowship in bariatric surgery at University Medical Center of Princeton.

Dr. Nihalani has been involved extensively in medical research and has been widely published in several medical journals. Committed to providing his patients with the most innovative treatment options available, Dr. Nihalani maintains active memberships in medical associations, including:

  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Meet Our Staff

  • Jyoti graduated from the H A College of Commerce in India with a Bachelors of Commerce in 1997. She also completed the Internet Programming course from The Chubb Institute of NJ in 2001. She has 5 years of experience with patient care. Her goal is to provide a positive experience to patients and is here to help you with any questions. She is fluent in English, Hindi, and Gujarati.

    • General Surgery authorizations
    • Bariatric surgery authorizations

    Gloria graduated from Lincoln Tech in 2009 as a Medical Assistant. With more than four years of experience, Gloria is here to help you with any insurance related questions. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

  • Dana is a Registered Dietitian with over 12 years of experience working as a nutrition counselor. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Kean University and a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition from Montclair State University. She completed her dietetic internship with ARAMARK. Dana specializes in bariatric nutrition, weight management counseling, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and food allergies/sensitivities. Her passion is working with patients during their bariatric journey to help them achieve long-lasting health and weight loss. Dana believes in treating the whole person to create sustainable and personalized plans to help patients achieve their goals.

  • Meagan is a Registered Dietitian with a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise from Virginia Tech and completed her dietetic internship at Montclair State University. Meagan is also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Meagan has over 10 years of experience in nutrition counseling, specializing in bariatric nutrition, weight management, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and mindful eating. Her true passion is working with patients before and after bariatric surgery to help guide them through their weight loss journey. Meagan believes in a holistic approach to creating individualized plans to help patients achieve their goals.



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Impacting Lives One Patient at a Time

Words from our patients

  • Healthgrades

    "I'm a nurse and kind of difficult to deal with... Dr. Nihalani put me at ease on my first visit."*

    Nancy N.
  • Healthgrades

    "Office staff was experienced and helpful, Dr.Nihalani's bedside manner was proffesional and refreshing."*

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    "Let me just say, this man saved my life...I have lost close to 100lbs and am far from where I was a year ago. I couldn't thank them all enough."*

    Kim L.
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    "Dr. Nihalani gave me my life back. He have save my life. I could not walk, and now I walk twice a day and I feel so good and I can play with my grandson again"*

    Banny R.
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    "Dr. Nihalani Paid Special attention and took extra precautions to make me feel at ease with the decision to literally save my life."*

    Jose R.
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    "Dr Nihalani is a amazing dr and person, I am so grateful to have been lucky enough to end up in his office. He has made my life whole again"*

    Fresia S.
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    "Dr Nihalani is one of most caring,genuine surgeons. I have recommended him very highly and will continue to do so."*

    Cathy M.
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    "Dr. Anish Nihalani is a highly-qualified, caring doctor. I would recommend him to anyone who wants a good, compassionate doctor."*

    Kat R.
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    "Dr Anish Nihalani was my number 1 choose for my gastric sleeve , I have no regrets on getting that surgery"*

    Ryan M.
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    "Best Dr by far... he has truelly changed my life!! I would recommend him to anyone who asks!"*

    Melissa K.
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    "He is a great doctor, always addressing your concerns, explains everything in detail he is fabulous."*

    Lily J.
  • Vitals

    "Thank you Dr Nihalani for changing my life for the best! You and your staff and very professional and make your patients feel very comfortable with the whole process!"*

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "This office has changed my life. Dr. Nihalani, Sara Shama, and the staff have been my guide, mentors and strength on my journey."*

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Nihalani is a caring & wonderul Dr. I have lost weight and my self esteem is better. Thank you Dr. Nihalani "*

    Verified Patient
  • UCompareHealthCare

    "Attentive to the patient's needs by having good listener skills, Treats patient as a family member than a number, relatable with good bedside manner. "*

    Verified Patient

*Our testimonials are the direct experiences of our clients. Individual results may vary.

Awards & Press

Dr. Nihalani was recently interviewed by Magic 98.3 FM.

Click here to listen to the Podcast of the interview.

“Myths versus Facts of Bariatric Surgery”


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