Ajay Goyal, MD, FACS

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Dr. Ajay Goyal is founder and director of New Jersey Bariatric Center® and is also Director of Bariatric Surgery and Associate Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey. With thousands of successful laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band and revision surgeries and laparoscopic general surgery procedures completed, Dr. Goyal is a leader in the field of laparoscopic bariatric and general surgery. Dr. Goyal was among the first bariatric surgeons in the country to employ a multidisciplinary team approach to weight loss, including nutritional, psychological and exercise counseling. His dedication to aggressive preoperative evaluation and postoperative follow-up has enabled Dr. Goyal to maintain a lower-than-average complication and zero mortality rate throughout his career.

Dr. Goyal is a sought-after speaker for his expertise in the field of bariatric surgery and has been interviewed by national and local news organizations, including CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and Hoboken magazine. In 2009, Overlook Medical Center honored him with the Physician Excellence Award. New Jersey Monthly magazine named Dr. Goyal one of the top doctors for bariatric surgery in 2010 and 2015. Under his leadership, New Jersey Bariatric Center® was designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in 2006. He was also influential in Overlook Medical Center’s gaining accreditation by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) and subsequent re-designation.

Dr. Goyal is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He earned his medical degree at the State
University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn and completed a five-year surgical residency at
New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Afterward, Dr. Goyal completed an American Society of Bariatric Surgery-approved fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Bariatric and General Surgery at the Institute for the Minimally Invasive Surgery at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York. During his fellowship, he was involved in initial studies that examined the use of robotics in bariatric and general surgery.

Dr. Goyal is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, the Medical Society of New Jersey and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. He has presented the results of his research in the field of bariatric and general surgery at several national conferences.

Academic

  • State University of New York
    Stony Brook, New York
    Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
    Magna Cum Laude
  • College of Medicine
    State University of New York
    Health science Center at Brooklyn
    Doctor of Medicine

Postdoctoral Training & Surgical Residency

  • New York Methodist Hospital
    Department of Surgery
    Brooklyn, New York
    Surgical Resident
    Chief Resident

Surgical Fellowship

  • Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery
    Westchester Medical Center
    Valhalla, New York
    Laparoscopic & Bariatric Fellowship

Bariatric Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
  • Revision of failed Bariatric Surgery
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Adrenalectomy (removal of adrenal gland)
  • Appendectomy (removal of the appendix)
  • Cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder)
  • Colon Resection (for colon cancer, diverticulitis or polyps)
  • Hernia Repair (inguinal & ventral)
  • Nephrectomy (removal of kidney)
  • Nissen Fundoplication (treatment of acid reflux)
  • Splenectomy (removal of spleen)
  • Overlook Medical Center
    99 Beauvoir Avenue
    Summit, NJ 07902
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – Somerset
    110 Rehill Ave.
    Somerville, NJ 08876
  • Christ Hospital
    176 Palisade Ave.
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
  • JFK Medical Center
    65 James Street
    Edison, NJ 08820
  • Florham Park Surgical Center
    83 Hanover Road, Suite 101
    Florham Park , NJ 07932
  • Sauterer RA, Goyal A, Zieve GW. Cytoplasmic Assembly of snRNP Particles from 6S & 20S RNA-Free Intermediates in L9299 Mouse Fibroblasts. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 265 (2): 1048-58, 1990
  • Goyal A, Schein M. Tubo-ovarian Abscess Presenting as Bilateral Incarcerated Femoral Hernia. ACS annual scientific exhibit, San Francisco, CA 1999 (Letter to the Editor, Surgical Infections, 1999
  • Schein M, Goyal A. Enteric Infections: Diverticulitis. Current Treatment options in Infectious Diseases. 2000, 2:332-341
  • Goyal A, Schein M, Wise L. Current Practices in Left-Sided Colonic Emergencies – A Questionnaire. ACS annual scientific exhibit, San Francisco, CA 1999. Dig Surg 2001;18:399-402
  • Komenaka IK, Goyal A, Nguyen ET, Gardezi SQ. A “Clean” Technique for Managing Bleeding Duodenal Ulcer with a new Aortic Prosthesis. Endoscopically Assisted Repair of Bleeding Duodenal Ulcer. J of Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Oct. 2003
  • Goyal A, Kaul A, Gardezi S. Center of Excellence? A Bariatric Surgery Monopoly. SORD. May 2005, v1N3
  • Goyal A, Fahoum B. The Significance of Routine Postoperative 12-Lead ECG Changes and Creatine Kinase (CK-MB) Elevation in Patients with Major Abdominal or Vascular Surgery. ACS annual scientific exhibit, Orlando, FL 1988
  • Goyal A, O’Neill P. The role of Urethral versus Suprapubic Catheter Drainage in Patients with Traumatic Bladder Injuries. American College of Surgeons (ACS) annual scientific exhibit, San Francisco, CA 1999
  • Goyal A, Mehta V, Fahoum B. A Short Cut to Pulmonary Venous Pressure Measurements & Literature Review. Internal Jugular Catheterization – An Anomaly! ACS annual scientific exhibit, San Francisco, CA 1999
  • Mehta V, Goyal A, Lazar E. Kasabach-Merrit Syndrome: Hemangioma with Unfavorable Prognosis. ACS annual scientific exhibit, San Francisco, CA 1999
  • Mehta V, Goyal A. Leg Contracture as a Complication of Endoscopic Subfacial Perforator Vein Surgery. ACS annual scientific exhibit, San Francisco, CA 1999
  • Mehta V, Goyal A, Hunter J. Reduction Mammoplasty using inferior pedicle graft technique: One Surgeons experience. ACS annual scientific exhibit, San Francisco, CA 1999
  • Mehta V, Goyal A. Lemierre Syndrome: An Old Disease in a New Millennium. ACS annual scientific exhibit, San Francisco, CA 1999
  • Kaul A, Goyal A, Savino J, et al. Port-site Recurrences: Etiology and prevention by alteration of surgical Technique. SLS annual Conference, New York, December 2001
  • Artuso D, Kaul A, Cerabona T, Goyal A, Savino J. Utilization of Robotics during Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass for Morbid Obesity. ASBS annual Conference, Las Vegas, June 2002
  • Artuso D, Kaul A, Goyal A, Cerabona T. Incidence of Co-Morbid Conditions between Males and Females undergoing Gastric Bypass Surgery. ASBS annual Conference, Las Vegas, June 2002
  • Artuso D, Kaul A, Goyal A, Cerabona T. Cholelithiasisis in Morbidly Obese Patients undergoing Gastric Bypass Procedures. ASBS annual Conference, Las Vegas, June 2002
  • Artuso D, Sullivan T, Murrell Z, Goyal A, Kaul A, Cerabona T. A Comparison of Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass with and without Robotics. Oral presentation at 7th Congress of IFSO Plenary session, Sao Paula, Brazil August27-31, 2002
  • Stingel G, Goyal A, Strom K. The Role of Laparoscopy in the Management of Retroperitoneal Tumors in Children. SLS annual Conference, New Orleans, October 2002
  • Kaul, A, Bilaniuk, J, Goyal A, Cerabona, T. Use of Da Vinci Robot in Repair of Diaphragmatic Injury. SAGES annual Conference, Los Angeles, Ca, March 2003
  • Kaul A, Murrel Z, Goyal A, Savino, J. Laparoscopic Harvested Omental Flap for Repair of Sternal Wound Dishiscence. SLS Annual Conference Sept. 2003 (Video Presentation)
  • Goyal A, Murrel Z, Savino J, Kaul A. Laparoscopic Cytogastrostomy and Cytojejunostomy. Video Presentation at SLS Annual Conference Sept. 2003
  • Goyal A, Houston J, Tollinche C. Lessions Learned in Establishing a Successful Bariatric Program in a Non-Teaching Community Hospital. SAGES Annual Conference Mar. 2005
  • Goyal A, Houston J, Tollinche C. Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery is Feasible after Open Splenic Surgery. SAGES Annual Conference Mar. 2005
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • American Society of Bariatric Surgery (ASBS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)