Arif Ahmad MD, FRCS, FACS is recognized as one of America's top surgeons. He specializes in Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery and General Surgery. This is cutting edge surgery 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 surgery, hernias, colon surgery. He is also trained in utilizing the da Vinci Robot , the most advanced Surgical platform in the world.
Dr Ahmad specializes in both the Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass and the Lap Band . 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 LapBand . Dr Ahmad.. has more than 20 years of surgical experience. After completing Medical School and residency , he trained in 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 LapBand and Gastric bypass.
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