Office in Toms River
  • Areas of Practice:
  • Bariatric Medicine/Surgery
  • Weight Control

Garden State Bariatrics & Wellness Center

About Us
We promise to provide the highest level of education, expertise and support for your health and well-being.
Five-star service is our commitment at every point of contact you have with our offices. Your needs and your comfort at our office are paramount in making your experience with GSBWC the best.

Our Bariatric Surgeons:
Our surgeons have trained at the following prestigious institutions:
  • Michael Bilof, MD, FACS, FASMBS
    • Medical School
      • UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
    • Residency
      • General Surgery
        • St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
      • Chief Resident, General Surgery
        • St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
    • Fellowship
      • Vascular Surgery
        • North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
  • Basil Yurcisin, II, MD
    • Medical School
      • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
    • Residency
      • General Surgery
        • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
      • Chief Resident, General Surgery
        • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
    • Fellowships
      • Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery
        • Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Board Certifications
  • Dr. Bilof (Center of Excellence Surgeon)
    • Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Vascular Surgery
    • General Surgery
  • Dr. Yurcisin
    • Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • General Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
Both surgeons have hospital privileges at the following:
  • St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N.J.
  • Florham Park Surgery Center Florham Park, NJ
  • Banding Centers of America Florham Park, NJ
Additionally, Dr. Bilof is affiliated with:
  • Kimball Medical Center Lakewood, NJ
  • Kessler Institute West Orange NJ
Professional Affiliations
  • New Jersey Medical Society
  • American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS)
  • American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP)
  • American Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)
  • New Jersey Medical Society
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)- Technical Committee Member
  • Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgery (SLS)
Awards & Commendations


Our Services
Our complete service is provided with dignity, respect and compassion for all that honor us with their interest and trust us with their healthcare.
Our state-of-art care, committed team of seasoned professionals; along with your commitment to reach your goals, create the needed ingredients for your success.

Dr. Michael Bilof states, “Bariatric surgery is compelling because it is the single surgical procedure that improves, treats and resolves many conditions such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, Sleep Apnea, High Blood Pressure, Reflux Disease, Infertility, Back and Joint Pain just to name a few. Is it satisfying to work with people who refuse to be victims of their obesity or of these diseases."  


Depending upon your medical history, weight loss goals, lifestyle and expectations, Drs. Bilof and Yurcisin can recommend a treatment plan that is right for you.

Drs. Bilof and Yurcisin will go over both procedures during your personal consultation as well as answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable and knowledgeable about medical weight loss surgery and which option is best for you. To learn more please visit our "Procedures Page"

Surgical Procedures

  • Gastric Bypass
    • Performed laparoscopically, this abdominal surgery reduces the amount of food that can be eaten and decreases the absorbtion of calories. This procedure is permanent.
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (both Lapband® and Realize® Banding)
    • Performed laparoscopically, this abdominal surgery reduces the amount of food you can intake but does not decrease the absorption of calories. This procedure is reversible.
  • Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Revision Surgery
  • Internal Hernia Repair
  • Robotic Bypass Surgery
Non-Surgical Offerings
  • Nutritional Counseling by Registered Dietician pre/post surgery
  • FREE Monthly Yoga classes for patients by certified yoga instructor customized for Bariatrics

In addition, our "What to Expect after Surgery" page is filled with knowledge to help guide you about what to expect and access to success.

GSBWC believes… "Coming Together with Communities to Make a Difference" and thus has many events, groups and educational offers to serve their patients and community.  To learn more please visit our Events page to learn about:

Through their collective experience with our guests at seminars, questions from patient’s loved ones and/or general inquiries via email, there are some top questions commonly asked by patients about bariatric surgery.  Dr. Bilof and Dr. Yurcisin Answer Top Frequently Asked Questions on our FAQ page


Our Office
Phone: 732-269-6800
Fax: 973-629-1274
Monday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Additional Contact Information
Additional Location
225 Millburn Avenue – Suite 204
Millburn, NJ 07041

It is our privilege to guide you, your family and your friends on your journey to healthy living.

We dedicate that each step of your relationship with GSBWC – before, during and after surgery – is a rewarding experience. Our one-to-one relationship with our patients will assure you that the entire process is a supportive one – designed to support your goals.

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Insurance and Our Partnership in the Process
The complexities, many times, of your health insurance benefit plan can be stressful for our patients and unclear on the possible requirements of their individual health plan.

We take the stress, the mystery and the work away and do all the verifying of the complete details of your policy as it relates to bariatric surgery, follow-up care and ongoing support.

We let you know what your plan provides should you decide to have bariatric surgery and any possible out-of-pocket costs and/or deductibles.

To learn more please visit our Insurance page.


“Dr. Bilof gave me my life back! I am off cholesterol & hypertension meds, my blood pressure is lower, knees and hips feel better & I am down to a size 12. My PCP referred me to Dr. B & I stayed b/c of his attention to my needs & concerns. The Staff is SO helpful.” – Osiris T
“Dr. Bilof’s experience, bedside manner; patience and care make all the difference. Since my Lapband surgery, I no longer take insulin shots; off all diabetes medicine, I can play with my children, my self confidence is wow!” – Linda D

To read and/or watch additional stories and inspirational testimonials from patients please visit our Testimonial page.