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Naveen Ballem, MD, FACS

About Naveen Ballem

An expert in weight loss surgery and a New Jersey Monthly Top Doctor for nine consecutive years, Dr. Naveen Ballem is director of bariatric surgery at Hunterdon Medical Center and Clara Maass Medical Center. He provides comprehensive solutions for people struggling with their weight and all its related medical conditions. This board-certified surgeon has served as a clinical instructor at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner School of Medicine. He works with his father, Dr. Rao Ballem, who has practiced for more than 35 years and is a New Jersey Monthly Top Doctor for the 12th consecutive year.

Dr. Naveen Ballem offers all current surgical weight loss options—including laparoscopic gastric banding, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy—as well as the nonsurgical ReShape® gastric balloon system. He also performs revisional bariatric surgery. Support from a bariatric coordinator, registered dieticians, clinical psychologists and an exercise therapist is provided by the exceptional and caring team that helps patients attain their goals. Contact Dr. Ballem’s office to attend an informational bariatric surgery seminar.

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington; Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville; St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital; Jersey City Medical Center; HackensackUMC Mountainside, Montclair.

MEDICAL TRAINING: Dr. Naveen Ballem: Cleveland Clinic (fellowship); University of Alabama at Birmingham (fellowship); Columbia University at Harlem Hospital Center (residency).