Dr Dena Arumugam Bariatric Surgery Monmouth NJ
Dr. Dena Arumugam is a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgery, general surgery, and bariatric surgery.
She is one of four board certified surgeons at Jersey Shore Advanced Surgical Associates with a specialty focus on advanced laparoscopy and bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery).
Dr. Arumugam is passionate about treating medical problems and improving the quality of life in those with obesity. She has experience in a wide variety of first-time weight loss surgery and also offers revisional bariatric surgery after failed gastric banding or sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Arumugam also has a special interest in improving medical problems through weight loss surgery in the adolescent population who suffer from unhealthy weight. Being trained in Obesity Medicine, Dr. Arumugam focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to weight loss which combines dietary changes, physical activity, weight loss medication, and bariatric surgery to provide the best outcomes for her patients.
Outside the operating room, Dr. Arumugam is compassionate, thorough, and kind. She feels that communication is key to the best physician-patient relationships and is always willing to go the extra mile for her patients. She was born in Westchester, New York and currently resides in Holmdel, NJ with her husband and three children.
Dr. Arumugam specializes in a broad range of general surgery problems, including hernias, gallbladder disease, skin problems, and soft tissue disease, plus intestinal and colon abnormalities, while specializing in the management of diaphragmatic (hiatal) hernias and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
She is skilled in laparoscopic surgery techniques as well as da Vinci® robotic surgery. In fact, Dr. Arumugam is the first surgeon at Jersey Shore University Medical Center to perform a robotic roux-en-y gastric bypass for weight loss.
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Bariatric Surgery
- DaVinci Robotic Surgery
- NYU Winthrop University Hospital Fellowship, 2017
- Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Residency, 2016
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine Medical Education, 2010
- Board Certifications Surgery 2017
Dr. Dena Arumugam earned her medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed a general surgery residency at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She refined her laparoscopic surgery skills at New York University Winthrop Hospital with fellowship training in advanced gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery, before returning to New Jersey to practice.
Dr. Arumugam is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and the Surgical Infection Society.
Dr. Arumugam has a faculty position at the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and is part of the teaching faculty at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, involved in the instruction of the surgical residents and medical students.
- Jersey Shore University Medical Center
- Riverview Medical Center
Dr. Dena Arumugam accepts Most Major Insurance Plans. For more information, contact us at 732-775-5005