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Dr. Aziz M. Merchant

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Recently, i had a gallbladder surgery with Dr Merchant. The surgery took less than 40 minutes and I was able to go home in less than 4 hours after surgery. Dr merchant is very nice, communicative and very open. He explained to me how he will approach the surgery and what I should expect. Finally. I can only recommend him for his expertise, communication skills, and the way he make people very comfortable.

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Dr. Aziz Merchant's clinical expertise and areas of interest include minimally invasive surgical techniques, anti-reflux and hiatal hernia surgery, esophageal surgery and Achalasia, laparoscopic hernia repair, Bariatric surgery and obesity, and complex revisional laparoscopy. His research interests include surgical outcomes, patient-centered outcomes, surgical quality improvement, and cost-effectiveness research. From an educational perspective, Dr. Merchant's interests include surgical residency training and surgical simulation.Dr. Merchant currently serves as a committee member for Research, Publications, and Bariatrics committees of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He is an active member of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Merchant completed medical school at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, followed by surgical residency at Georgetown University. Then he finished a fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and bariatric surgery at Emory University. Prior to arriving at Rutgers, he was an assistant professor and associate residency program director at Central Michigan University. Through our offices in Newark and Passaic, New Jersey, we provide treatment for all general surgical problems, including Minimally Invasive Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopy, Hiatal Hernia, Anti-Reflux Surgery, Achalasia, Swallowing Problems, Reflux, Heartburn, Dysphagia, Complex Hernias, Spleen, Adrenal, Colon, Stomach, Gastroparesis (Gastric Pacemaker), Gallbladder, Appendix, Colon Cancer, and other Abdominal Cancers.


  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Gujarati


  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University (Grad. 2000)
  • University of Chicago (Grad. 1996)

Other Specialties

Areas of Expertise

  • Gastroparesis
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Heartburn
  • Gallstones
  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
  • Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly)
  • Splenectomy
  • Colon polyps
  • Colon cancer
  • Diverticulitis
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Appendicitis
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Swollen lymph nodes

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