• More than 4500 Bariatric Cases including;
    More than 1550 Sleeves, 1500 Bypass Surgeries,
    400 Robotic-Assisted Bypass Surgeries.
  • Dr. Arif Ahmad Has Been Awarded the
    "Patients' Choice Award" and "Compassionate
    Doctor Award" by Vitals for Five Consecutive
    Years.
  • Dr. Ahmad rated one of America’s top
    surgeons by the
    Consumer Research Council
  • Renew Yourself Today!
  • Recognized as a "Center of Excellence
    in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery"
    Awarded by the Surgical Review
    Corporation continuously since 2007
  • The Most Experienced Fellowship-Trained
    Bariatric Surgeon on Long Island
  • Largest number of Sleeves, Bypasses and
    Bands in Suffolk County. Largest number of
    Bariatric Surgeries in Long Island in
    2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Welcome to one of the top Bariatric
    practices on Long Island
  • Over 10,000 surgical and endoscopic
    procedures performed
  • Impeccable track record with
    over 30 years of experience
  • One of the Top Records for long term
    weight loss with high quality care and
    compassionate staff
  • “Dr. Ahmad routinely utilizes the daVinci
    Surgical System, the most advanced
    surgical platform in the world, to perform
    minimally invasive gastric bypass surgery”
  • Listen to how Richard got his life back
    & how Dr. Ahmad changes lives...
  • Dr. Ahmad was one of the first surgeons in
    Suffolk County to perform the
    gastric bypass laparoscopically
  • On the cutting edge of the newest
    procedures in weight loss surgery.
  • Newsweek acknowledges
    Dr. Ahmad as a leader in
    Bariatric Surgery
  • Ask about the single incision Laparoscopic
    (virtually scarless) option for bypass,
    bands and sleeves
  • Dr. Ahmad has performed over 400
    Robotic Assisted Gastric Bypasses
    utilizing the daVinci Surgical System
  • ORBERA Intragastric Balloon, a non-surgical
    approach at weight loss.


Free Information Seminar


Saturday, December 3rd | 10:00 AM
Mather Hospital,
Cody Conf, Rooms A&B
625 Belle Terre Rd.,
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Call: 631-689-0220 to Register!
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Meet Dr. Arif Ahmad

Dr. Arif Ahmad
Dr. Arif Ahmad

Arif Ahmad MD, FRCS, FACS is recognized as one of America’s top surgeons. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery. This cutting edge surgery is done with small incisions and minimal pain and scarring. This includes all surgical procedures in the abdomen such as surgery of the stomach, esophagus (reflux), gallbladder, colon, spleen, and hernia. He is also trained in utilizing the da Vinci Robot, the most advanced surgical platform in the world.

Dr. Ahmad specializes in the laparoscopic gastric bypass, the lap band and the sleeve gastrectomy. He was the first surgeon in the area to have performed the laparoscopic gastric bypass and the Robotic Assisted gastric bypass. Prior to his arrival in Stony Brook the operation was only being done in the open fashion with big incisions. He was also the first surgeon in Stony Brook to have performed the lap band. Dr. Ahmad has more than 20 years of surgical experience. After completing Medical School and residency, he trained in the UK and obtained the FRCS(England and Edinburgh). He then did an eighteen month advanced training (fellowship) in Harvard Medical School. This was followed by another five year residency at the University of Connecticut. He spent a year mastering advanced training in Laparoscopic Surgery (fellowship) at the University of Virginia. He was appointed Director of Laparoscopic Surgery at Stony Brook University in 2001, where he taught other doctors to perform laparoscopic surgery including laparoscopic bariatric surgery.

Dr. Ahmad is renowned in the Long Island area for his impeccable track record of safety and success. He is the author of innovative surgical techniques in the field of laparoscopic bariatric surgery. This includes a new technique to prevent intestinal obstruction and a technique to detect leaks. These have been published in international Journals and have been adopted by surgeons worldwide. Dr. Ahmad has developed and pioneered the Innovative Single Incision Needlescopic lap band and gastric bypass.

Dr. Ahmad started and currently is the Director of Bariatric surgery at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, where he currently performs most of his surgeries. He is a member of American Society of Bariatric Surgery, Fellow of American College of Surgeons, and member of Society of American Gastroendoscopic Surgeons.

Dr. Ahmad conducts patient education sessions every two weeks at Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson and in varying locations across Suffolk County. Please call

631-689-0220

if you wish to register or have other questions.

 

 

Patient Feedback

Average rating:  
 6 reviews
by Anonymous on Dr. Arif Ahmad

Dr Ahmad was great from the beginning all the way through the post-op. Had the Gastric Sleeve 5 weeks ago and I feel great and already down 40 pounds! I followed the diet plan and eating advice and I feel great. The office staff from the front desk to the nutrition appts were courteous and friendly. This was a great choice and I wouldn't change a thing!! Thanks Dr Ahmad and staff!

by Andrea on Dr. Arif Ahmad

The ease of working with this medical practice is wonderful. The bedside manners of the drs is wonderful. All questions are always answered. The whole time is kind and encouraging both before and after surgery. The hospital stay was pleasant. I would recommend this practice to anyone considering. surgery. Dr Ahmad is a very kind man and is always there for his patients.

by Kim W. on Dr. Arif Ahmad

Dr. Ahmad is amazing as well as the 2 doctors involved as well ( do not want to sabatoge their names by misspelling ). Very caring as well as helpful , informative , and extremely easy to talk to .

by Cheryl F on Dr. Arif Ahmad
A Unique Experience

From the start I knew I was dealing with a group of professionals whose mission is to help people improve their lives. In 2005 I was an early lab-band patient, I used another doctor and I was not successful. Skip forward 10 years. While talking to a Nurse Practitioner at Mather she told me one of the best doctors for bariatric surgery was there at Mather. The next evening I attended their information seminar. In the 2 hours I discovered why I had not been successful with the lap band. I learned what my options were and I learned the pros and cons of the procedures. I connected with their point of telling me that the surgery was a tool, and I realized that I had to learn how to use the tool before the surgery. My first appointment was awesome. Dr. Ahmad's wife talked with me about me needs and desires, who explained the alternatives. I was then seen be Dr. Ahmad who removed 3 cc of fluid from the lap band I thought was empty. I quickly arranged my next series of visits. I appreciate Dr. Ahmad's staff, as I've begun this life changing process I been greeted with friendly manners and an overwhelming amount of information. I've never not understood what was happening next. Besides Dr. Ahmad and his associates I want to give a separate shout out to my Nutritionist Lisa, she listened. From her listening we were able to create doable steps and I've eased in the process. So here I am, 6 days post surgery, and feeling great. I've lost more than 40 lbs, since beginning my retraining in September. I look forward to not only improving my health, but learning how to protect myself by eating correctly. Thanks to Dr. Ahmad and his team, I'm on my way.

by Peter P. on Dr. Arif Ahmad
Thank you...

thank you for all you have done too help me.

by Debra Jackson on Dr. Arif Ahmad
Best Group of People!!

The staff and doctors at Dr. Ahmad’s office were professional but also listened and cared about my concerns and always were available to answer questions. My stay at the hospital under the circumstances was made pleasant by the most compassionate nurses, always catering to whatever I needed. They were the nicest sweetest women. They made my stay so much easier. My thanks to all who were involved in my journey. Now it is up to me to continue to a better healthier life.