R.V. Ballem, MD
NJ General & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon - RV Ballem, MD

Attending Physician:

  • General Surgery & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, NJ
  • Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, NJ

Memberships and Associations:

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons


Dr. R.V. Ballem has been in private practice in Glen Ridge, NJ for 25 years and has performed numerous general and advanced laparoscopic surgeries pertaining to diseases of the breast, colon, gallbladder, hernias, etc... Dr. Ballem is well respected amongst the community and is a well recognized surgeon in the state of New Jersey.  Among his accolades, Dr. Ballem has been recognized by New Jersey Magazine as a "Top Doc" for many consecutive years.

Dr. R.V. Ballem established The Breast Care Center of New Jersey in 1996.  The Breast Care Center of New Jersey was created to meet the growing need for a comprehensive patient treatment facility which would incorporate ultrasonography, screenings and an operation suite, all at a single location, in a private doctor's office in a nice suburban area.

Dr. Ballem was also one of the first General Surgeons in the state of New Jersey to perform Advanced Laparoscopic procedures, such as Laparoscopic GallBladder surgery (of which he has performed over 5,000).  This technique has currently been adopted by many surgical societies as the standard of care across a variety of diseases.


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