New Jersey Advanced Laparoscopic & Metabolic Surgery ,Dr. R. V. Ballem & Dr. Naveen Ballem Visit our New Website:
Welcome and thank you for visiting our website.  If you are severely overweight and have tried everything imaginable to lose weight (dieting, exercise, behavior therapy, medications) and have been unsuccessful, then Weight Loss Surgery may be right for you. Our center for Advanced Surgical Weight Loss offers a multidisciplinary team approach to help you reach your goals.  After consulting with our Registered Dieticians, Clinical Psychologists, and our Physicians, an individualized Weight Loss Plan custom tailored to your needs and goals will be created.  

When you visit our Montclair, New Jersey Center for Advanced Surgical Weight Loss you will be surrounded by a patient-centered, compassionate team of bariatric professionals, led by Dr. Naveen Ballem, who are dedicated to helping you fight the war against obesity.  The following are a few of the more commonly performed Surgical procedures: Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass, LapBandTM, REALIZE BandTM, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Stomaphyx Revisional Surgery, etc...


Dr. Ballem performs surgery at St. Barnabas Medical Center (Livingston, NJ), Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville & Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, New Jersey. These are Centers of Excellence as designated by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The ASMBS awards the Center of Excellence designation to those hospitals that meet its strict set of guidelines regarding surgical procedures, volume, and patient care, translating to better long lasting outcomes.


Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them make more informed decisions about their weight and overall health needs.  This website is a resource we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting.


Please browse through our website and be sure to give us a call @ (973) 744-8585, if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.  We look forward to meeting you soon!


Wishing you health and happiness,

R.V. Ballem MD, Naveen Ballem MD and Staff




Highly skilled surgeons R.V. Ballem, MD & Naveen Ballem. MD offer patients from Glen Ridge, Montclair & all of New Jersey, with General Sugery, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Surgery.