Vishal Mehta MD is a Board Certified General Surgeon with fellowship training in Bariatric Surgery and additional training in Liposuction and Body Contouring
In 2002, Dr. Mehta became amongst the first fellowship trained bariatric surgeons in the United States under tutelege of Dr. Brolin, a pioneer of bariatric surgery. During his fellowship, he gained vast exposure to bariatric surgery & assisted in performing complex revisions of dated procedures which are no longer performed. He founded the Mehta Bariatric Center, and has devoted his career to helping patients lose weight, reclaiming their health and their life. He has helped 3,000 people lose about 250,000 lbs. and has helped about an another 1,000 people with body contouring procedures. He has served as Chief of Bariatric Surgery at 2 hospitals, was amongst the first in the world to perform Robotic Bariatric Surgery, and is currently among a handful in the US who perform the new Gastric Plication procedure. He is unique in that he can offer patients both Bariatric Surgery & Body Contouring
Procedures. Patients find comfort in continuing care by the same surgeon with whom they have already developed a trusting relationship. His affiliated hospital is designated a "Center of Excellence" for bariatric surgery. Although a majority of our patients are from NJ, NY & PA, some travel much greater distance, especially those who have complex issues.
On a personal note, he found the love of his life, got married, and started a family. As you can see, he's got his hands full. When he's not working, he can be found home with the family. His wife, Laura, is a Nurse Practitioner with a degree in Exercise Science. She works at the practice and is deeply involved in patient care, nutrition and exercise.
Dr. Mehta leads by example by maintaining a healthy & active lifestyle, and encourages his patients to do the same.