I graduated from NYU Medical School in 1996 and went on to do a General Surgery Residency at Saint Vincent's Medical Center in New York City. I became interested in Advanced Laparoscopy and decided to pursue additional training. I did a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopy at Montefiore Medical Center's Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery in New York. It was there that I was introduced to Bariatric Surgery.
I was amazed at the difference the surgery made in people's lives, not just physically but socially, professionally and emotionally as well. It is like no other field in surgery because it allows the surgeon to have a lifelong relationship with the patient. It is the most gratifying field because it gives me the chance to really make a difference in someone's life. Because of that, I absolutely love what I do and have dedicated myself to this field. I came to Englewood Medical Center and Holy Name Medical Center in 2002 and started my own practice in June of 2005. I am responsible for bringing the LAP-BAND to both of these hospitals. It would be a pleasure and an honor for me to help you on your journey to a healthier life.
Board Certified in General Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS)
Active Member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Active Member of the Medical Society of New Jersey and the Bergen County Medical Society (MSNJ)
Active Member of the American Medical Association (AMA)
Dr. Vaimakis is fluent in Spanish and Greek and conducts consultations in both languages.
Medical Director Bariatric Surgery Holy Name Medical Center
Hackensack University Medical Center
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Medical Director Bariatric Surgery Palisades Medical Center
Hackensack UMC at Pascack Valley