Barbalinardo

Joseph Barbalinardo, M.D., FACS

DrBarbalinardo@meridianweightless.com
Board Certified: General surgery
Affiliations: Bayshore Community Hospital and Southern Ocean Medical Center
Specialties: Bariatric surgery and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery including nissen fundoplication/hiatal hernia repair, colon resection, common bile duct exploration, and ventral and inguinal herniorrhapy

Joseph Barbalinardo, M.D., has extensive medical training and experience in bariatric and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Barbalinardo’s advanced laparoscopic training includes: nissen fundoplication/hiatal hernia repair, colon resection, common bile duct exploration, and ventral and inguinal herniorrhapy. He has contributed to a number of medical and scientific publications, is a member of numerous professional societies, and is also currently on the teaching staff as assistant clinical professor in the department of surgery at UMDNJ. Dr. Barbalinardo has been named a “Top Doc” yearly from 2007 through 2014 in New Jersey Monthly Magazine.



Echeverri

Samuel Echeverri, M.D.

DrEcheverri@meridianweightless.com
Board Certified: General surgery
Affiliation: Southern Ocean Medical Center
Specialties: Minimally invasive laparoscopic and bariatric surgery including minimally invasive surgery for hernia, colo-rectal disorders and gallbladder disease

Samuel Echeverri, M.D., attended UMDNJ and completed his internship and residency at Morristown Medical Center where he served as administrative chief resident. Dr. Echeverri is board certified in general surgery and specializes in minimally invasive surgery. He has a special interest in bariatric surgery and minimally invasive surgery for hernia, colorectal disorders and gallbladder disease.



fresco

Silvia Fresco, M.D., FACS

DrFresco@meridianweightless.com
Board Certified: General surgery
Affiliations: Bayshore Community Hospital and Southern Ocean Medical Center
Specialties: Bariatric surgery and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery including gastric band, gastric bypass, and sleeve gastrectomy

Silvia Fresco, M.D., received her medical degree from UMDNJ and completed an internship and residency at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Fresco has a number of areas of specialization in bariatric surgery including gastric band, gastric bypass, and sleeve gastrectomy. She is also a member of a number of academic and professional associations including, the American College of Surgeons, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surgeons and American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. Dr Fresco has earned the distinction of being named a “Top Doc” every year from 2007 through 2014 in New Jersey Monthly Magazine.



Greco

Richard Greco, D.O.

DrGreco@meridianweightless.com
Affiliation: Bayshore Community Hospital
Specialties: Minimally invasive and bariatric surgery
Fellowship: Minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center
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Richard Greco, D.O., completed fellowship training in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center. Prior to his fellowship training Dr. Greco completed residency training at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical and Trauma Center in Paterson, where he served as chief surgical resident and was one of the four original founding surgical residents. Dr. Greco also completed a surgical internship at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, New York, and received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Greco is the recipient of the SLS Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award, and has contributed to a number of poster presentations, and remains active as a member of professional organizations in the field. Dr. Greco speaks English and Spanish.



kipnis

Seth M. Kipnis, M.D., FACS

DrKipnis@meridianweightless.com
Board Certified: General surgery
Affiliation: Medical Director, Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Specialties: Minimally invasive, laparoscopic and bariatric surgery including sleeve gastrectomy, lap-band surgery, and robotic surgery
Fellowship: Laparoscopy, minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, Penn State University - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
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Seth M. Kipnis, M.D., is the medical director of the Center for Weight-Loss Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he founded the bariatric program in 2009 and was the first surgeon to introduce, and has to date performed the most number of cases of single site robotic surgery. He is also a clinical assistant professor at UMDNJ, and actively part of the medical school and teaching faculty of Rutgers Medical School where he instructs surgery residents and medical students in bariatric medicine. Dr. Kipnis attended medical school at SUNY – Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York. He completed a general surgery residency at UMDNJ, and was fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopy and bariatric surgery at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center at Penn State University in Hershey, Pennsylvania.



LeMaitre

Matthew LeMaitre, M.D.

DrLeMaitre@meridianweightless.com
Board Certified: General surgery
Affiliations: Bayshore Community Hospital and Southern Ocean Medical Center
Specialties: Minimally invasive and bariatric surgery including revisional bariatric surgery and sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band and gastric bypass procedures
Fellowship: Advanced laparoscopic bariatric and minimally invasive surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center
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Matthew LeMaitre, M.D., is fellowship trained in advanced laparoscopic bariatric and minimally invasive surgery from Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ. Dr. LeMaitre's training focused on revisional bariatric surgery and sleeve gastrectomy, as well as gastric band and bypass procedures. Prior to completing his fellowship training Dr. LeMaitre completed his surgical training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Massachusetts, where he held the title of Chief Surgical Resident. Dr. LeMaitre speaks French, Spanish and Russian.



Pahuja

Anil Pahuja, M.D.

DrPahuja@meridianweightless.com
Board Certified: General surgery
Affiliation: Ocean Medical Center
Specialties: Minimally invasive and bariatric surgery
Fellowship: Minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, Westchester County Medical Center
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Anil Pahuja, M.D., is board certified in general surgery and specializes in general surgery, weight-loss surgery and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Pahuja was fellowship trained in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Westchester Medical Center in Westchester County, New York. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College, and completed a general surgery residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital and Saint Vincent’s Medical Center.



Pasquariello

James Pasquariello, M.D., FACS

DrPasquariello@meridianweightless.com
Board Certified: General surgery
Affiliation: Ocean Medical Center
Specialties: Minimally invasive and bariatric surgery
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James Pasquariello, M.D., is board certified in general surgery and currently performs bariatric surgery at Ocean Medical Center. He specializes in general surgery, weight-loss surgery and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Pasquariello received his medical degree from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine and New York Medical College and completed his general surgery residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital.



Reich Jonathan

Jonathan Reich, M.D., FACS

DrReich@meridianweightless.com
Board Certified: General surgery
Affiliations: Bayshore Community Hospital and Southern Ocean Medical Center
Specialties: Bariatric surgery and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery including gastric band, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and revisional bariatric surgery
Fellowship: Advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
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Jonathan Reich, M.D., has extensive training in general surgery including fellowship training in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery from the Cleveland Clinic and an internship and residency from Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Reich emphasizes a minimally invasive approach for all of his surgical cases and specializes in gastric band, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and revisional bariatric surgery. Dr Reich has served as a presenter and lecturer to worldwide audiences during academic teleconferences and has been published in numerous professional journals. He has earned the distinction of being named a “Top Doc” 2014 in New Jersey Monthly Magazine.



strom

Karl Strom, M.D., FACS

DrStrom@meridianweightless.com

Board Certified: General surgery
Affiliations: Medical Director, Bayshore Community Hospital and Southern Ocean Medical Center
Specialties: Bariatric surgery and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery including gastric band, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and revisional bariatric surgery
Fellowship: Minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, Westchester Medical Center
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Karl Strom, M.D., is the medical director of the Bariatric Center at Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, and Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel. Dr. Strom brings more than 10 years of bariatric experience to Meridian and has successfully performed more than 5,000 bariatric surgical procedures. Dr. Strom specializes in bariatric surgery including gastric band, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and revisional bariatric surgery. He completed his bariatric fellowship training at the New York Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Westchester Medical Center. Dr Strom pioneered the Bariatric Center of Excellence designation at Bayshore Community Hospital and Southern Ocean Medical Center and has earned the distinction of being named a “Top Doc” every year from 2007 through 2014 in New Jersey Monthly Magazine.