NJ Top Doctor –Michael Bilof, MD, FACS, FASMBS & Basil Yurcisin, II, MD, FACS –

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Garden State Bariatrics & Wellness Center 
Scotch Plains – January 2013 

Dr. Michael Bilof & Dr. Basil Yurcisin, NJ Top Docs, of Garden State Bariatrics & Wellness Center 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.

 Dr. Michael Bilof founded Garden State Bariatrics & Wellness Center in 2007.  Prior to that, Dr. Bilof was a successful and busy vascular surgeon in NJ. During his time as a vascular surgeon, he continuously saw patients that were in chronic, oft times terminal condition as a result of Type II Diabetes. Dr. Bilof believed there had to something more to get ahead of the diseases associated with his morbidly obese vascular patients. Dr. Bilof has been 100% bariatrics since 2003.

 Dr. Bilof not only restarted his entire medical career in 2003 – along the way he was credentialed and, recertified again in 2009, as a Center of Excellence surgeon and practice (and continues as a COE surgeon and practice) he was awarded ‘I Love My Doc campaign’ put on by St. Barnabas every year it was run; received top honors as a Top Surgeon by the American Council of America for Surgeons; Patient Choice Awards. In addition, he held the position of Medical Director at St. Barnabas for the Center of Excellence Bariatric Program for years and was given the highest position for the bariatric program at St. Barnabas Medical Center – as Section Chief for the Center of Excellence Bariatric Program. 

Dr. Bilof holds memberships from the New Jersey Medical Society, the American College of Surgeons (FACS), the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS), the Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgery (SLS) and the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP). Dr. Bilof is also the VP of the NJ Chapter of ASMBS.

 Dr. Basil Yurcisin is a seasoned bariatric and general surgeon, trained at one of the world’s top fellowship programs in bariatrics and minimally invasive surgery- Duke University Medical Center in NC. GSBWC looked for just the right combination of superior surgeon, highly trained (with thousands of surgeries performed before he joined them) and an unwavering, authentic passion and commitment to patients. He has performed several hundred surgeries to date and is relentless when it comes to ensuring his patients get the top care possible. He interacts with other bariatric surgeons world-wide and is a resource for all of our patients – whether it is for bariatric counseling/support or a patient’s general surgery needs. Born in Buffalo, NY, the eldest of 9 (so patience is a virtue he was born into); he relocated to New Jersey to join the team at GSBWC. 

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). Dr. Yurcisin takes his role as your medical advocate seriously – and does so with a smile and a sense of humor – a warrior to help you eradicate your medical illnesses with the warmth and compassion of an old friend. 

Dr. Yurcisin hold memberships from the New Jersey Medical Society, the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS), the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)- Technical Committee Member, the American Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP). He is also certified with the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and the Basic Life Support (BLS). 

“We know people have a choice; and when patients and/or other physicians refer patients to us, it’s an amazing feeling that reinforces that we are doing the right thing for our patients and doing it right.It is truly happy medicine and we appreciate the trust people place in us to provide 5-star service.”  

Michael Bilof, MD quote: “One of the most exciting things about these surgeries is that it is a CURE for a lot of ailments.The surgery really turns around people’s lives. It is truly a cure. It’s not just about treating the disease; it’s about curing the disease.Curing the disease is a big difference from when I was a vascular surgeon and one of reasons I truly love what I do.”  

Basil M. Yurcisin, II MD Quote: “It’s exciting to see patients’ lives transform and to meet their families. When you meet their families you can see how much the families have also transformed as a result of the positive change in their loved ones.I find that revitalizing and it reassures me, as a surgeon, that I chose the right field of surgery and what I love doing.”  

Garden State Bariatrics & Wellness Center is conveniently located in Milburn & Bayville, NJ. For more information you can visit Dr. Garden State Bariatrics & Wellness Center’s full profile at http://www.njtopdocs.com/GSBWC  


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