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  • Millburn
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  • Areas of Practice:
  • Bariatric Medicine/Surgery
  • Weight Control

Garden State Bariatrics Center for Diabetic Surgery

About Us

Resolving diabetes is a main goal of GSBCD, and they plan 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 GSBCDS the best.

Our Doctors

Michael Bilof, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S.

In 2003 he left his busy, successful vascular practice and was retrained in the specialty of general surgery, bariatrics. (Dr. Bilof likes to say that while some folks may feel surgery is surgery – being retrained in bariatrics is likened to going from hip surgery to brain surgery training). Dr. Bilof has been 100% bariatrics since 2003 and has never been happier.

Education & Training
  • 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
  • Member
    • NJ Chapter of ASMBS – VP of NJ Society of Bariatric Surgeons
Board Certifications
  • Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
  • St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N.J.
  • Florham Park Surgery Center Florham Park, NJ
  • Deborah Heart & Lung, Browns Mills, NJ
  • Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ
  • Kimball Medical Center Lakewood, NJ
  • Kessler Institute West Orange NJ
Honors and Awards
  • ASMBS certified Center of Excellence practice since 2007; recertified in 2009 and current
  • Section Chief for the Bariatric MBSAQIP Program – Barnabas Health Livingston, NJ
  • American College of Surgeons – Fellow – Dr. Bilof
  • ASMBS – Fellow – Dr. Bilof
  • Patient’s Choice Award – independent voting by patient’s 2009-present- Dr. Bilof
  • NJ Monthly Top Doctor 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and 2013 – Dr. Bilof
  • NJ Monthly Top Doc 2013 Featured on Cover! and featured in Bariatric Article in Issue
  • Consumers’ Research Council of America’s Top Surgeons – 2008-2010 Dr Bilof
  • Vice President – NJ Chapter of American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS)
Professional Memberships
  • 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)

Basil Yurcisin, II, M.D.

While Dr. Yurcisin’s training is world-class and his experience impeccable, Dr. Yurcisin has a warm and generous bedside manner; a compassion and openness with all of his patients and the ability to support patients with every facet of their medical needs (if he cannot help – he finds someone who can).

Education & Training
  • 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
  • Fellowship, Bariatric & Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Member
    • NJ Chapter of ASMBS
Board Certifications
  • Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • General Surgery
Hospital 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)
Honors and Awards
  • ASMBS certified Center of Excellence practice since 2007; recertified in 2009 and current
  • SAGES Resident Achievement Award Dr Yurcisin 2005 & 2007
  • American College of Surgeons – member
  • ASMBS – member
  • SAGES/CAGS Karl Storz/IRCAD Traveling Fellowship Award for 12th World Congress – April 2010 Strasbourg, France
  • NJ Monthly Top Doc 2013 Featured on Cover! and featured in Bariatric Article in Issue
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.

GSBCDS 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

Millburn Location
Phone: 973-218-1990
Fax: 973-629-1274
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Please Note:

*Please note – Please check with the Toms River office for Saturday hours.  2 Saturdays a month are new patient consults.

All visits are by appointment only. To request on appointment on line please visit: “Our Request an Appointment Online“.

Please visit our Forms page to gain more information and complete your forms before your visit:

Toms River Location
Phone: (732) 269-6800
Fax: (973) 629-1274
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Insurance
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.