Elite Surgical Specialists in Chester
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Office in Chester
  • Areas of Practice:
  • General Surgery

Elite Surgical Specialists

About Us

NJ Top Doc, Dr. Michael D. Most has expertise in surgical techniques, including robotic surgery, for head and neck cancers.

Acute Care General Surgery: Dr. Most specializes in all forms of acute care general surgery including appendectomy, cholecystectomy, abdominal exploration, laparoscopy, hernia surgery and emergency bowel resections.

Endocrine and Head and Neck Surgery: Dr. Most’s subspecialty training is in head and neck surgery. His primary interest includes surgery for the thyroid, parathyroids, salivary glands, and other benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck. He further specializes in minimally invasive parathyroid surgery and thyroid surgery through minimal incisions.

Cervical Spine Access Surgery: Throughout Dr. Most’s 13 years in practice he has performed more access to the cervical spine than any other surgeon in the area. Anterior cervical disc surgery requires an incision in the neck and identification and protection of the major anatomical structures of the neck. Common complications after ACDF surgery include poor cosmesis of the incision and difficulty swallowing. Dr. Most uses the same plastic surgical techniques for wound closure and treats and follows all patients that develop problems swallowing after this surgery.

Our Doctor

Michael D. Most, MD, FACS

Michael D. Most, MD, FACS, has 13 years general surgery expertise in surgical techniques, including robotic surgery, for head and neck cancers.

Dr. Most is a fellow of the the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Thyroid Association, American Head and Neck Society, and New York Head and Neck Society. During his residency, Dr. Most earned the Ginzberg Chief Resident of the Year Award and Junior Resident Clinical Achievement Award.

During his residency, Dr. Most earned the Ginzberg Chief Resident of the Year Award and Junior Resident Clinical Achievement Award. He is certified in Head and Neck Ultrasound; Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Basic Cardiac Life Support.

Dr. Most was with SMG for 6 years before becoming medical director of Elite Surgical Services.

Education & Training
  • Residency – Chief Resident, General Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Fellowship – Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
  • MD – Technion Israel Institute of Technology Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel
  • MA – Biomedical Sciences, Touro College Barry Z. Levine School of Health Sciences, Dix Hills, NY
  • BA – Biological Sciences, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Board Certifications
  • General Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations
    • 2007 – 2008 Attending, Maimonides Medical Center
    • 2008 – Present Attending, Morristown Memorial Hospital
    • 2008 – Present Attending, Overlook Hospital
    • 2008 – Present Attending, St. Clare’s Hospital Center
    • 2010 – Present Attending, Trinitas Regional Medical Center
    • 2010 – Present Attending, Meadowlands Hospital
    Honors and Awards
  • NJ Top Docs, 2018 – Present
  • 2006 Ginzberg “Chief Resident of the Year” Award, Beth Israel Medical Center
  • 2003 Junior Resident Clinical Achievement Award, Beth Israel Medical Center
  • 2002 “Top Gun” Laparoscopic Skills Course, Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Teaching Appointments
  • 2017 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Head & Neck Surgery, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Professional Memberships
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, American Thyroid Association
  • Member, American Head and Neck Society
  • Member, New York Head and Neck Society
  • Our Services
    • Acute Care General Surgery
    • Benign and malignant oral cavity diseases
    • Branchial cleft cysts
    • Bowel obstructions
    • Cyst excision
    • Emergency Colon and Rectum Surgery
    • Inguinal Hernias
    • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
    • Laparoscopic Cholecysectomy
    • Lipoma excision
    • Malignant oral cavity diseases
    • Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Parathyroid disease
    • Salivary gland tumors
    • Thyroglassal cysts
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Transoral robotic surgery (TORS)
    • Ventral Hernia
    Our Office
    Phone: (908) 809 – 2525
    Fax: (877) 796 – 3503
    Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed

    Dr. Most, is a wonderful, caring, friendly person. After being diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer, Dr. Most was there for me from the beginning explaining step by step everything what I was going to be going through, never putting fear and making everything very comfortable. Dr. Most was always available at anytime, just a call away. Dr. Most was very thorough during the surgery and the incision was awesome hardly noticeable. I am very grateful to him and his staff at Summit Medical Group.


    Great doctor! From personality to surgical technique, excellent. I recommend him 100%!