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About UsShomaf Nakhjo, DO Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Dr. Shomaf Nakhjo

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.

Dr. Nakhjo now also performs surgery at the Milburn Surgical Center in Milburn, New Jersey.

Sussex county Shomaf Nakhjo, DO Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery office staff


  • Mesh Free Inguinal Hernia Surgery - The Shouldice Repair
  • Advanced Minimally invasive Hernia Surgery
  • Pilonidal Surgery - The Cleft Lift Procedure

Medical Education

  • 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

Undergraduate Education

  • BA in Biology, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ
  • Graduate Summa cum laude
  • Received Bessie Dolgan Award for Commitment to the Medical Profession
  • President Pre-Med Club

Research/Volunteer Experience

  • 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)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
  • Member Pilonidal Support Alliance
  • Society of Laparoscopic Surgery

Licenses/Board Certifications

  • Board Certified in General Surgery by the American College of Osteopathic Surgery
  • Current New Jersey State Medical License

Volunteer Experience

  • Surgical Mission Trip to Sumbawanga, Tanzania with Healthcare Volunteer (2008)
  • Newton Surgical Free Clinic
  • Circassian Benevolent Association Surgical Outreach

Compassionate Care Through Technology

At the foundation of our practice is our relationship with our patients. We take the time to get to know everyone who walks through our doors on a personal level to provide the highest quality care in every aspect of your treatment.

With a clear understanding of who you are as an individual, Dr. Nakhjo applies the most advanced techniques in minimally invasive surgery to resolve your concerns without the pain and downtime of traditional open surgery. Dr. Nakhjo offers unsurpassed specialty in New Jersey, offering solutions that are not available with other providers. Begin your journey with us to experience the difference that compassionate care and advanced technology can make in your life.

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.

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