Bariatric Surgery

Nationally Renowned Weight-Loss Surgeons

Shawn Garber, MD, Chief of Bariatric Surgery
Dr. Garber completed his general surgery training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and went on to complete a laparoscopic surgery fellowship at the George Washington University Medical Center with world famous laparoscopic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Sackier. He has extensive experience in the surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Dr. Garber went on to train with Dr. Cadiere in France to perform the new EsophyX™ (Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication) procedure for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Dr. Garber is one of the first surgeons in the United States to perform the EsophyX procedure for gastroesophageal reflux disease. He has been working with industry to develop new technologies in the field of endoluminal surgery - the newest and least invasive method of surgery. Dr. Garber has been seen on ABC news, NBC news, CBS news, NY55 news, and the Discovery Channel. Dr. Garber was the only surgeon on Long Island listed in New York Magazine as one of the top laparoscopic surgeons in the New York area and has been nominated by Castle Connelly as one the top surgeons in the US for the past 5 years. Dr. Garber is the only Bariatric Surgeon listed in Newsday as one of the top surgeons in the area.

Board Certifications:
Surgery

Academic Titles and Affiliations:
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Fellow of American College of Surgeons

Medical Affiliations:
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS)
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
New York Medical Society
Diplomat of American Board of Surgery
American Medical Association
American College of Surgeons
New York Medical College

Spencer A. Holover, M.D.
Dr. Spencer Holover received his General Surgery training at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. He then completed a Minimally Invasive Fellowship with pioneering Bariatric surgeon, Dr. Phil Schauer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. While at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Holover held the academic appointment of Clinical Professor of Surgery and performed cutting-edge research, gave presentations at major national meetings, and helped train future and actively practicing surgeons.

Board Certifications:
Surgery

Medical Affiliations:
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS)
American Medical Association
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
American Board of Surgery

 

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