Dr. Seth M. Kipnis Bariatric Surgery Monmouth NJ

Dr. Seth M. Kipnis is a minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgeon, robotic and bariatric surgeon. He is fellowship trained in advanced laparoscopy and endoscopy, and a board-certified general surgeon. He is currently the Director of Bariatric and Robotic Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, an ASC – MBSAQIP Accredited Bariatric Center of Excellence.

He is also 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. Kipnis performs gastric and abdominal operations with uncompromising skill often with the use of advanced endoscopy and the DaVinci Robotic procedures. He remains at the forefront of the most advanced techniques and procedures available in order to best meet the needs of his patients. He provides a unique skill while treating all of his patients like family.


Dr. Kipnis specializes in in all types of bariatric surgery as well as complex, advanced laparoscopic techniques paraesophageal/hiatal/diaphragm hernias, reflux, colectomy, splenectomy, and hernia repairs.


  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • DaVinci Robotic Surgery


  • Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Fellowship, 2007
  • UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Residency, 2006
  • UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Internship, 2001
  • SUNY Upstate Medical Center Medical Education, 2000
  • Board Certifications Surgery 2007


Dr. Kipnis was born and raised in Long Island and graduated from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts. He received his Medical Degree in 2000 from SUNY-Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York. Dr. Kipnis completed a six-year university training program in General Surgery at the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway/New Brunswick, New Jersey in 2006. Dr. Kipnis completed a minimally invasive surgery and bariatric fellowship while at Penn State.

Dr. Kipnis is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, American Society of Bariatric Surgeons, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American College of Surgeons. He has faculty appointments at both the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and the UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School’s Department of Surgery. As part of the teaching faculty at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, he actively instructs both residents and medical students on a daily basis.

He currently maintains one of the highest volumes of robotic surgery at JSUMC and is a certified proctor for robotic surgery. Dr Kipnis has trained and supervised many of the current robotic surgeon in the health system.

Dr. Kipnis has a reputation as an innovator and leader in the Hackensack-Meridian Health System. His compassionate bedside manner and surgical excellence have made him a most sought-after surgeon by his patients and colleagues alike.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Jersey Shore University Medical Center
  • Riverview Medical Center

Insurance Accepted

Dr Seth Kipnis accepts Most Major Insurance Plans. For more information, contact us at  732-775-5005

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