Duane A. Fredericks, MD: Bariatric Surgeon
Duane A. Fredericks, MD, is an ardent proponent of combining healthy lifestyle choices with the highest quality medical care. Because of this philosophy, Duane has dedicated himself to patient education and developing his surgical skills. After graduating from Temple University School of Medicine and completing a residency at the Graduate/Temple University Hospital, Duane did a fellowship in bariatric surgery at NYU studying under renowned surgeons George Fielding and Christine Ren-Fielding with a particular focus on adjustable gastric banding technique in Bariatric Surgery. He then worked for Allergan, the originators of the Lap-Band and Ethicon, the originators of the Realize Band.
Duane has unique expertise in Bariatric Surgery and uses it as a tool for changing lives. Upon his departure from NYU, Duane was actively recruited by multiple programs nationally. He has opted to bring his talents to the North Bergen community. What he appreciates most about The North Jersey Laparoscopic Associates is the close intimate relationship that the patient, staff and surgeons have among themselves, as well as the preeminent surgical skills of Dr. Vaimakis and Dr. Silvestri. He truly believes that this program is well suited to cater to all the needs of the growing Bariatric community. "We will make you feel like a person...not like a number."
1. Board Eligible in General Surgery
2. Candidate of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
3. Candidate of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeon
4. Member of the American Medical Association
5. Member of the National Medical Association
6. Member of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons