Naveen Ballem, MD

New Jersey Bariatric Surgeon - Naveen Ballem MD

 Montclair, New Jersey Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery, R.V. Ballem, MD & Naveen Ballem, MD
Attending Physician:


  • General & Endocrine Surgery
  • Advanced Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

Hospital Affiliations:

  • St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
  • Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, NJ
  • Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Surgical Training:

  • Columbia University at Harlem Hospital Center Surgical Internship & Resident 2001-2002
  • Columbia University at Harlem Hospital Center Chief Resident 2005-2006
  • Cleveland Clinic, Clinical Scholar in Endocrine and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Fellow in Advanced Endoscopy and Laparoscopy

Memberships and Associations: 

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Endocrine Society
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgeons


        Dr. Naveen Ballem recently moved back to Montclair, New Jersey where he joins his father Dr. R.V. Ballem who has been in practice for over 25 years at Mountainside Hospital. Dr. Naveen Ballem and his family are excited to be back and established in the town where he was raised.  He attended the Montclair Kimberley Academy, where he was awarded a Garden State Scholarship.  He then moved to Boston for further education.  Dr. Ballem completed his General Surgery residency in New York City, and then pursued specialty training at The Cleveland Clinic in both Endocrine & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery.  He also served as a Clinical Instructor at the Cleveland Clinic's Medical School (The Lerner School of Medicine).  He continued to pursue his interests in advanced laparoscopy and academics as a fellow at The University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center.  He has extensively researched, published, and presented at conferences both at a national and international level.  

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Proudly serving Glen Ridge, Montclair & all of New Jersey with General, & Advanced Laparoscopic surgery!!