Alexander Onopchenko, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Medical Director and Bariatrician
Center for Surgical Weight Loss & Wellness
AtlantiCare Physician Group
2500 English Creek Ave
Building 800
Egg Harbor Twp, NJ  08234
(609) 407-2332

Alexander Onopchenko, MD, FACS, FASMBSAlexander Onopchenko, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Onopchenko graduated from Ursinus College with a B.S. in Biology in 1979 on the Dean’s Academic Honors list. He obtained his doctorate in medicine from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1984 with honors, completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1989, and has been a practicing general surgeon in Atlantic County since July of 1989.

Dr. Onopchenko is board-certified in general surgery, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also an active member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery and presented a paper on identification of internal hernia after gastric bypass at the 2005 national ASBS meeting.

Dr. Onopchenko is a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the Society of Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), past president of the Medical Society of New Jersey, Atlantic County, and past president and member of the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Medical Staff. Since 1990, Dr. Onopchenko’s special interest has been in minimally invasive surgery. He was one of the first surgeons to perform a laparoscopic cholecystectomy in Atlantic County, as well as performing other advanced minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures including appendectomy, inguinal, abdominal and paraesophageal hernia repairs, anti-reflux gastric surgery, gastric and colon surgery, and adrenal surgeries.

In March of 2002, Dr. Onopchenko founded the Center for Surgical Weight Loss & Wellness at AtlantiCare and has extensive experience in performing Laparoscopic Bypass and LAP-BAND® surgeries. Dr. Onopchenko is also a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and has passed both the written and oral exams leading to certification by the American Board of Bariatric Medicine, the only surgeon in Southeastern New Jersey to achieve this.

Dr. Onopchenko performs Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAP-BAND®) and Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery.

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Important information about scheduled appointments

If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Onopchenko:

    • First, view our webinar and complete a short online test (20 true/false questions) indicating that you have participated in the seminar and understand the information. Or attend our Pre-surgery Educational Seminar (register by calling 1-888-569-1000).
    • You may then register with Dr. Onopchenko online.
    • Those who have viewed the online webinar and passed the online test may contact Dr. Onopchenko’s office at (609) 407-2332 to make an appointment.
    • Have questions? Call us at 1-888-569-1000.

Important information about scheduled appointments.

In order to see patients in a more efficient manner, all paperwork mailed to our patients or given out at the seminar must be filed out completely prior to your visit or your visit will be rescheduled.

If you are more than 20 minutes late for your appointment, your appointment will be rescheduled.

It is the patient's responsibility to know if a referral is needed. If your insurance requires a referral, please make sure you have one for your office visit. If you do not have one, your office visit will be rescheduled.

Gastric Bands

Your insurance company may not cover your adjustments. If it is a non-covered procedure with your insurance company, any adjustment done will be the responsibility of the patient at the time of service. The cost of the adjustment is $200.00