Glenn Forrester, MD, FACS

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A board certified general surgeon with advanced training in laparoscopic bariatric surgery, Dr. Glenn Forrester is Director of Bariatric Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset Campus in Somerville, New Jersey. He completed a six-year surgical residency at the combined program of Our Lady of Mercy and Lincoln Medical Centers in the Bronx. His fourth year of residency was devoted to clinical research in bariatric surgery under Dr. Julio Teixeira at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York. Notably, Dr. Forrester was the recipient of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award for his program in 2007. He is a graduate of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, with a bachelor’s degree in biology and earned his medical degree from St. George’s University in the West Indies.

Following his residency, Dr. Forrester gained further clinical experience at an American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) approved fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Bariatric and General Surgery at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. During his fellowship, Dr. Forrester worked in the emerging field of Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) and was part of one of the first surgical teams to perform this type of surgery through the use of flexible endoscopy. In 2014, Dr. Forrester was awarded the Overlook Medical Center Physician Excellence Award for General Surgery/Bariatrics.

Dr. Forrester 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 York, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

Academic

  • Brown University
    Providence, RI
    Bachelor of Arts, Biology
  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Boston, MA
    Masters of Sciences, Medical Sciences
  • St. George’s University
    School of Medicine
    Grenada, WI
    Doctor of Medicine

Postdoctoral Training & Surgical Residency

  • Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center/Lincoln Medical Center
    Department of Surgery
    Bronx, New York
    Surgical Resident
    Chief Resident

Surgical Fellowship

  • St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
    Westchester Medical Center
    New York, NY
    Laparoscopic & Bariatric Fellowship

Bariatric Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
  • 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
  • RWJ – 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
  • J Teixeira, S Binenbaum, , GJ Forrester, JN Afthinos, G Kim, J McGinty, N Koshy, MJ Latif, DC Nunez, GJ Todd, SJ Belsley. Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Using a Flexible Endoscope. Arch Surg 2008
  • J Latif, JN Afthinos, GJ Forrester, S Binenbaum, EJ Harvey, GJ Kim, N Koshy, A Shah, E Lung, J Teixeira. Modified Laparoscopic Training Drills for NOTES. NOSCAR
  • JN Afthinos, GJ Forrester, S Binenbaum, EJ Harvey, GJ Kim, N Koshy, A Shah, E Lung, J Teixeira. Flexible Endoscopic Surgery: Report of an Institutional Experience. NOSCAR, 2008
  • JN Afthinos, GJ Forrester, S Binenbaum, EJ Harvey, A Shah, E Lung, W Winkler, J Teixeira. Dextrose 50% is Better than Normal Saline for Gallbladder Hydrodissection in Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Performed with Flexible Endoscopic Instruments. NOSCAR, 2008
  • JN Afthinos, J Teixeira, J McGinty, S Binenbaum, GJ Forrester, G Kim, N Koshy, MJ Latif, DC Nunez, GJ Todd, SJ Belsley. How can inadvertent intestinal insufflation be limited in complex intragastric NOTES procedures? SAGES, WCES 2008
  • JN Afthinos, J McGinty, S Binenbaum, G Forrester, et. al. Durability of an endoscopic endolumenal gastric plication. SAGES
  • Glenn J. Forrester, et. al. Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Using a Flexible Endoscope. SSAT, 2008
  • John Afthinos, Glenn J. Forrester, et. al. Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Using a Flexible Endoscope: Saline Infiltration Gallbladder Fossa Dissection Technique. SSAT, 2008
  • John Afthinos, Glenn J. Forrester, et al. What is the Practical Feasibility of Robot-Assisted Natural Orifice Translumenal Surgery? WCES, 2008
  • Gibbs, Karen E.; Forrester, Glenn J.; Vemulapalli, Pratibha; Teixeira, Julio. Intestinal malrotation in a patient undergoing laparoscopic gastric bypass. Obes Surg. May 2005; 15(5):703-706
  • Glenn J. Forrester. Ethnicity and weight loss following laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. ASBS, 2005
  • Glenn J. Forrester. Readmissions following gastric bypass surgery. ASBS, 2005
  • Glenn Forrester. The role of diagnostic laparoscopy in the diagnosis and management of the post-operative complications of gastric bypass patients. New York Medical College. Louis Del Guercio Surgical Research Day. 2005
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • American Society of Bariatric Surgery (ASBS)
  • Surgical Society of New York
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)