Aron L. Gornish, MD, FACS, a General Surgeon with Atlantic Surgical Group, P.A.

Get to know General Surgeon Dr. Aron L. Gornish, who serves patients in Oakhurst and Brick, New Jersey.

Dr. Gornish is a reputable general surgeon at Atlantic Surgical Group, P.A. with offices in Oakhurst and Brick, New Jersey. He was instrumental in the development of new surgical techniques such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy, breast cancer and melanoma surgery, and hernia.

In his professional experience, he is a member of the staff of Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, and the Jacqueline Wilentz Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Dr. Gornish graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1975, and received a Master of Science degree from Drexel University in 1982, after writing a thesis about the nutrition of obesity in the rat model. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1986. He first came to New Jersey to undergo his surgical residency training at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, which he finished in 1992. He has been in private practice with Atlantic Surgical Group, P.A. since the completion of his training.

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of the Society of Laparoscopic Surgery, the doctor is board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The ABS is an independent, non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge.

Dr. Gornish has served with distinction on numerous hospital-based committees such as Surgical Case Review, Cancer Committee, and the Blood Utilization Committee. He has also served as Chairman of the Department of Performance Improvement at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. 

During his career, he has earned several honors, including the 1992 Resident Achievement Award from the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the 1991 Cardiovascular Research Award at Monmouth Medical Center for his work on cell-saver techniques in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. He has also been published in several peer-reviewed journals such as Contemporary Surgery and Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery.

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. A general surgeon performs a wide range of abdominal surgeries for many forms of intestinal and abdominal wall neoplasms, gallbladder disease, gastric and pancreatic disease. They follow the patient through critical care and surgical recovery all the way to outpatient care. 

On a more personal note, Dr. Gornish currently resides in Wayside with his wife, Nancy, and children, Brad, Sara, and Alex.

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