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Advanced Minimally-Invasive Surgery and Hernia Repair with Dr. Shomaf Nakhjo

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Available for Emergencies

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Our patients are our partners

Dr. Shomaf Nakhjo is a leading provider of advanced minimally invasive general surgery who has been serving Northern New Jersey for the past 15 years. Our practice provides the highest level of care using the most advanced tools and techniques available.

Our practice takes great pride in treating our patients like they are family. We consider ourselves a boutique practice in that we make time and give our patients personalized attention. We are always available and accommodating to meet the needs of our patients. We understand that even the most Minimally Invasive Surgeries can feel daunting. Through compassionate care and unsurpassed expertise, our goal is to help you undergo your procedure with optimal comfort and confidence.

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Excellence in
Patient Care

Dr. Shomaf Nakhjo

Dr. Shomaf Nakhjo offers patients the specialized skills and experience to relieve their concerns using state-of-the-art solutions. While he is dedicated to using the most innovative approaches in Minimally Invasive Surgery in New Jersey today, he prioritizes the overall patient experience by building a personal relationship from the first consultation. As a result, you will be pleased with your procedure results and with Dr. Nakhjo’s exceptionally conscientious approach. With Dr. Nakhjo, you are entering a partnership with someone who genuinely values you as an individual as well as a patient.

Dr. Nakho’s commitment to the patient experience is the foundation of his passion for scientifically advanced, minimally invasive surgeries. Dr. Nakhjo specializes in Laparoscopic Surgery and has performed more than 4,000 procedures over the course of his career. He is currently the Chairman of General Surgery at Newton Medical Center.

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17 yearsof experience

2Affiliated hospitals

4000+Procedures performed

  • General Surgery
  • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine - DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE
  • Flushing Hospital Medical Center - RESIDENCY
  • Hackensack University Medical Center (Advanced Laparoscopic/Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery) - FELLOWSHIP
  • BA in Biology, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ
  • Surgical Mission Trip to Sumbawanga, Tanzania with Healthcare Volunteer (2008)
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Band Placement for Failed Weight Loss after Gastric Bypass- first author, poster presented at ASMBS Annual Meeting (2011)
  • Staged Repair of Gastric Band Slippage – coauthor, presented at SAGES Annual Meeting (2011)
  • American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society of Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Board Certified in General Surgery by the American College of Osteopathic Surgery
  • Current New Jersey State Medical License
  • Realize Band and Lap Band Certified
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Dr. Nakhjo’s Philosophy

Every aspect of Dr. Nakhjo’s practice is rooted in precision. From the most advanced surgical techniques to a treatment designed to your individual needs, Dr. Nakhjo has patient care down to a fine science. In order to provide you with the best possible experience and results, Dr. Nakhjo will not only ask you about your medical concerns but will also make the extra effort to gain a clear picture of your life as a whole to ensure that your treatment is optimally and uniquely designed to every aspect of your needs.

With a foundation of personal connection, Dr. Nakhjo can most effectively and precisely apply the most innovative techniques to help you truly enhance your life with minimal discomfort and downtime. Dr. Nakhjo is renowned for delivering highly specialized care with surgical options not yet available with other surgery providers in Sussex and Morris Counties.

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Experts in Innovation

Learn More About Our Advanced Surgical Techniques

Dr. Nakhjo is New Jersey’s premier minimally invasive surgery provider. Our practice delivers the most groundbreaking techniques to ensure the best experience and outcome for you. From laparoscopic procedures to other innovative methods, Dr. Nakhjo offers minimally invasive solutions for a broad range of concerns to help patients in New Jersey and beyond achieve relief without the drawbacks of traditional open surgery. Make the most of your treatment with minimally invasive surgery solutions, and eliminate the lengthy downtime and enhanced risks of alternative treatments. A better life is closer than you think.

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No-Mesh Inguinal Hernia Repair in New Jersey

An inguinal hernia occurs most often in men, presenting as a bulge in the groin area. It can be a source of significant discomfort and, in some cases, self-consciousness. Dr. Nakhjo utilizes the Shouldice Technique, involving no mesh and delivering better long-term results. This procedure offers reduced risk for chronic pain and infection compared to treatments using mesh.

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Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair in New Jersey

A ventral hernia is any hernia that occurs along the midline of the abdominal wall. It often causes mild discomfort or a sensation of pressure that can be worsened by activities that require the use of abdominal muscles. Dr. Nakhjo can restore your abdominal structure using a tension-free laparoscopic technique that minimizes pain and downtime. Learn more about how this procedure can repair your ventral hernia and help you live a more enjoyable life.

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Incisional Hernia Repair in New Jersey

You don’t have to live with the discomfort of an incisional hernia. An incisional hernia is caused by previous abdominal surgery, where the abdominal tissue pushes through the weakened muscles along the incision. Dr. Nakhjo uses laparoscopic surgery to repair incisional hernias to optimize the results of your earlier procedure and alleviate hernia symptoms. With minimal downtime, you can address this common occurrence after abdominal surgery.

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Pilonidal Cystectomy in New Jersey

Pilonidal Cyst Disease is often a challenging condition with very few available specialists that can successfully treat the disease. Dr. Nakhjo is one of very few surgeons across the country who perform what is called the Cleft-Lift (Bascom) procedure. This procedure is the only proven treatment that has the highest success rate to effectively treat Pilonidal Disease. For mild disease, more conservative treatment options are available.

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Gallbladder | Cholecystectomy in New Jersey

Gallstones and other gallbladder conditions may require the removal of the gallbladder for complete relief. When this happens, Dr. Nakhjo is here to help you resolve the problem with a laparoscopic, minimally invasive approach. In contrast to earlier procedures, you can eliminate gallstones and other symptoms without unnecessary pain, a large incision, and extensive downtime.

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Advanced Laparoscopic/Minimally Invasive General Surgery in New Jersey

Dr. Nakhjo is fellowship trained in minimally invasive/laparoscopic general surgery. Procedures he performs include appendectomy, colon surgery, gallbladder, hernia, and lipomas, among many others. Our procedures are focused on giving patients the best surgical outcome with the shortest recovery times. Give yourself the advantage of advanced treatment from a highly skilled specialist.

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The Shouldice Non-Mesh Inguinal Hernia Repair

Repair Your Hernia Without Mesh, Using Your Own Tissue

Not all hernias are the same, and not all require mesh in the repair process. Developed in the 1940s by Canadian surgeon Dr. Edward Earle Shouldice, this safe and reliable technique uses your own natural tissue to reinforce your abdominal wall, repairing each layer of muscle along the way. The post operative recovery and long term recurrence rates are very low and are comparable to inguinal hernia repair with mesh. The procedure is a great alternative for patients who wish to avoid implantable prosthetic material for their hernia repair in New Jersey. In addition, the procedure can be performed without general anesthesia.

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Specializing in Laparoscopy

In New Jersey

What Is Laparoscopy?

Laparoscopic surgery or laparoscopy is a surgical approach with smaller incisions designed to minimize trauma, resulting in less pain and discomfort, quicker recovery, and much less chance of having short- and long-term complications.

Traditional open surgery involves a larger incision through which the doctor performs a specific procedure. This approach typically results in noticeable scarring, longer recovery, hospital stays, and increased susceptibility to infection and bleeding. Long-term complications of large open incisions often include hernia and small bowel obstruction— both of which may require additional surgery in the future.

With laparoscopy, smaller incisions (less than the diameter of a dime) are made so that small instruments can be used by a surgeon to perform precise and accurate surgery. Dr. Nakhjo’s specialized training and experience allow him to offer alternatives to traditional, open surgery for improved recovery and reduced scarring.

Why Laparoscopy?

There are many advantages to Dr. Nakhjo’s New Jersey Laparoscopy, including:

  • Smaller incisions, which reduce pain and shorten recovery time with less postoperative scarring and improved cosmetic results
  • Less pain, less pain medication needed
  • Shorter hospital stay and recovery -- often with a same-day discharge from the hospital which means a quicker return to everyday living
  • Reduced short- and long-term complications, including decreased risk of infections, small bowel obstruction and hernia
  • Reduced hemorrhaging, reducing the chance of needing a blood transfusion
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Dr. Shomaf Nakhjo Testimonials

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Fixed, stitched and feeling like a man again! True professionals Dr. Nakhjo and his team navigated my double hernia surgery with ease. Totally alleviated all my difficulties and pain. Absolutely life changing!! Thank you!
- Ken

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(973) 383-2222
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New Jersey’s Premier Minimally Invasive Surgery Provider

For the most advanced treatment, easiest recovery, and best possible results with minimally invasive surgery in New Jersey, begin your journey with Dr. Shomaf Nakhjo today. Schedule your consultation at either of our convenient locations to begin discussing your personalized treatment plan with a highly skilled and renowned area specialist.