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    Dr. Alan A Saber is a nationally and internationally recognized innovator in the field of bariatric and minimally invasive surgery. He received numerous honors and awards in recognition for his contribution in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. Dr. Saber has more than 200 publications, presentations, and book chapters. He was appointed as the Director of the Bariatric and Metabolic surgery program at Newark Beth Israel Medical center in February 2018, prior he served as the Clinical Professor of surgery and the Chief of minimally invasive surgery and Director of the weight loss center at The Brooklyn Hospital Center/The Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai from Sept 2012-February 2018. Dr. Saber was also the Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at University Hospitals Case Medical Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. And before that, he served as Chief of the Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery at Michigan State University.

    Dr. Saber earned his medical degree in 1984, with honors, from Alexandria University School of Medicine in Alexandria, Egypt. He completed his Surgical Residency at Alexandria University School of Medicine in 1989 and his General Surgery residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, N.Y. in 2000. Dr. Saber later served as a clinical fellow in advanced minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL.

    Dr. Saber has 18 years of experience with Bariatric Surgery and Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery. He has done over 4000 minimally invasive weight loss procedures including Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Laparoscopic Revisional Bariatric surgery.

    Dr. Saber sits on the editorial boards of Obesity Surgery, Bariatric Times, and Surgical Techniques Development, Global Journal of Surgery. His original research is published in the preeminent peer-reviewed professional journals of his field. In addition to being a frequent national and international lecturer on bariatric surgery, Dr. Saber currently serves on numerous professional committees and is the recipient of many honors and awards.

    Over the years Dr Saber has served as the Coordinator and Presiding Officer for numerous Video sessions at the American College of Surgery Annual Clinical Congress. Dr Saber was also the Chair, Moderator, and co-moderator at various Obesity week and Obesity weekend events.

    Dr. Saber received the teaching award from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Michigan State University and The Osler Institute for his outstanding participation in surgical education of medical students, residents, and fellows.

    Dr. Saber holds professional memberships in American College of Surgeons (ACS) and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and Association for Surgical education.

    Dr. Saber has been selected by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) to be a site visit inspector for the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), the only nationwide accreditation and quality improvement program for metabolic and bariatric surgery Center of Excellence.


    • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
    • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
    • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
    • Laparoscopic Revisional Bariatric Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Foregut Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy (for Achalasia of Esophagus)
    • Laparoscopic Fundoplication (for Reflux Disease)
    • Laparoscopic Repair of Hiatal Hernia
    • Laparoscopic Gastrojejunostomy
    • Laparoscopic Gastrectomy for Gastric Tumor (Cancer and GIST)
    • Laparoscopic Gastrostomy Tube
    • Laparoscopic Bowel Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Bowel Resection (Small or Large Bowel Resection)
    • Laparoscopic Colon Resection for Cancer, Diverticulitis, or Volvulus
    • Laparoscopic Lysis of Adhesion for Bowel Obstruction, Chronic Abdominal Pain
    • Laparoscopic Colostomy
    • Laparoscopic Closure of Colostomy
    • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
    • Laparoscopic Hepatobiliary Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
    • Laparoscopic Cholecystojejunostomy
    • Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Liver Biopsy
    • Laparoscopic Segmental Liver Resection
    • Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy
    • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
    • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
    • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery (Hiatal Hernia, Inguinal Hernia, Incisional Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Parastomal Hernia)
    • Laparoscopic Surgery for Acute Abdomen Diagnostic Laparoscopy
    • Bowel Obstruction (Cancer, Strangulated Hernia, Adhesions, Volvulus)
    • Perforated Peptic Ulcer
    • Perforated Diverticulitis
    • Appendicitis
    • Laparoscopic Placement of Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter
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    Clinical Interests

    Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Innovative Surgical  Techniques and Maneuvers, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Revisional Bariatric Surgery and Endoscopic Bariatric Procedures

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