Karl Strom, M.D., F.A.C.S.

As one of the most well-known bariatric surgeons in the country, Dr. Strom is honored to have changed the lives of more than 5,000 patients through weight loss surgery in more than 10 years of practice. Dr. Strom has been named a “Top Doc” by New Jersey Monthly Magazine every year from 2007 to 2014.

Dr. Strom earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and his master’s degree from Montclair State University. He attended medical school at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada in the West Indies. Dr. Strom completed his general surgery residency program at Westchester Medical Center at New York Medical College, and was selected as chief resident. He remained at Westchester Medical Center to finish a minimally invasive surgery fellowship.

The doctor currently focuses on performing bariatric surgery (including gastric band, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy), revision bariatric surgery, laparoscopic surgery and general surgery. He uses minimally invasive techniques to treat disorders and diseases of the hernia, gallbladder, colon and spleen.

Highly respected in his field, Dr. Strom serves as a proctor, teaching other bariatric surgeons the latest techniques and technologies. He has published in numerous medical journals on topics related to bariatric surgery and laparoscopic procedures.

Dr. Strom is proud to have overseen the successful “Bariatric Center of Excellence” designations at Mountainside Medical Center, Bayshore Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Center and Raritan Bay Medical Center (he has affiliations with these facilities).

Dr. Strom stays on the leading edge of his field through memberships with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the American Medical Association and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Board of Surgery. He is consistently ranked by his patients and receives the highest patient satisfaction scores.



silvia-219x300Dr. Silvia Fresco

Dr. Silvia Fresco is a board-certified general surgeon. She earned her medical degree from UMDNJ and completed her internship and residency training at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Fresco’s areas of specialization in bariatric surgery include gastric band, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. She belongs to a number of academic and professional associations, including the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Fresco has been named a “Top Doc” by New Jersey Monthly Magazine every year from 2007 to 2014. Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Fresco is very patient-centered and known for being caring, compassionate and thorough.




Greco-RichardDr. Richard Greco

Dr. Richard Greco received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical and Trauma Center in Paterson, where he served as chief surgical resident and was one of the four original founding surgical residents. He then completed fellowship training in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Greco also completed a surgical internship at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, N.Y. He is the recipient of the SLS Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award. He has contributed to a number of poster presentations and belongs to several professional organizations in the field. Dr. Greco speaks English and Spanish.




Reich,-JonathanDr. Jonathan Reich

Dr. Jonathan Reich is a board-certified general surgeon that has been voted a “Top Doc” by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. After earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Reich attended medical school at the Universidad Iberoamericana, located in the Dominican Republic. He completed his general surgery residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, N.J. Dr. Reich then completed an advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio.

The doctor’s current practice focus is bariatric surgery and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, including: gastric band, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and revision bariatric surgery. He has helped more than 3,000 weight loss surgery patients achieve a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Reich also has a special interest in the laparoscopic treatment of reflux disease; using minimally invasive techniques, he has helped numerous individuals achieve relief from the troubles of GERD.

Dr. Reich is well-known within his field and is often called upon to speak to fellow professionals. The doctor has been invited to present and lecture to international audiences during academic teleconferences. He has also published numerous articles in medical journals on topics ranging from hernia repair to gastric bypass to Lap-Band.

He maintains hospital privileges at several New Jersey facilities, including Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair and Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel and Raritan Bay Medical Center.

The doctor is proud to have been named a Bariatric Center for Excellence Surgeon by the American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. He is also an esteemed fellow of the American College of Surgeons and belongs to the Medical Society of New Jersey.

Dr. Reich is bilingual (English-Spanish).




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