• More than 4500 Bariatric Cases including;
    More than 1550 Sleeves, 1500 Bypass Surgeries,
    600 Robotic-Assisted Bypass Surgeries.
  • Dr. Arif Ahmad Has Been Awarded the
    "Patients' Choice Award" and "Compassionate
    Doctor Award" by Vitals for Five Consecutive
  • 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 and Bypasses
    in Suffolk County. Largest number of
    Bariatric Surgeries in Long Island in
  • 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

Tuesday, December 12, 6:30 PM
Mather Hospital
Conference Room B
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Banded Plication

Banded Plication


*  Your weight loss results may vary. All surgeries present risks.

Dr. Arif Ahmad is proud to be one of the first surgeons in the Northeast region to obtain IRB (Institutional Review Board) approval for the Banded Plication. He has presented the Banded Plication at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery conference on November 11, 2011 in Westchester, NY.

The Banded Plication is a new investigational procedure that is a combination of the Gastric Banding and the Gastric Plication. It involves reducing the stomach volume by imbricating and stitching (plicating) the outer curvature part of the stomach reducing its size. There is no stapling or rerouting the intestinal tract with this procedure, like with the Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy.

A study suggests that the gastric plication will have the weight loss results of the gastric bypass* with complication rate anticipated to be similar to the gastric banding*, being able to combine the best of both worlds!


  • No rerouting of intestinal track
  • Not a malabsorptive procedure
  • No cutting of the stomach
  • Less adjustments needed
  • Significant long and short term weight loss
  • Possibly reversible however no long term data to prove