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Spencer A. Holover


Spencer A. Holover


Dr. Spencer Holover received his General Surgery training at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. He then completed a Minimally Invasive Bariatric Fellowship with pioneering Bariatric surgeon, Dr. Phil Schauer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. While at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Holover held the academic appointment of Clinical Professor of Surgery and performed cutting edge research, gave presentations at major national meetings, and helped train future and actively practicing surgeons. Dr. Holover is one of the first surgeons in the world, (as well as the first on Long Island), to perform the sleeve gastrectomy, (since 2003).  He also published one of the earliest articles ever written on the sleeve gastrectomy that appeared in the leading laparoscopic-bariatric journal, Surgical Endoscopy, titled “Laparoscopic Sleeve gastrectomy as an initial weight-loss procedure for high-risk patients with morbid obesity”, in April of 2006

Dr. Holover has performed over 1200 Laparoscopic Gastric Bypasses, over 1800 Lap-Band and 400 Sleeve Gastrectomy procedures. He is one of the first and most experienced surgeons on Long Island to perform Single Incision Lap-Band Surgery (SILS). In addition, he has performed over 18,000 surgical endoscopies making him one of the most experienced surgical endoscopists and minimally invasive revision surgeons (ROSE, Stomaphyx, Esophyx, etc.), in the country.

Dr. Holover received the Patient Choice Award as one of New York State’s Favorite Physicians in the years 2010, 2011, and 2012.  He also was voted as one of the Most Compassionate Doctors as one of Consumer Council of America’s 2008 list of “Top Surgeons in the Country”. He is also a New York State Police Investigators Association Police Surgeon and has been featured as an expert guest on CBS News, KJOY, and WHPC.


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Medical Affiliations:

                         American Society of Bariatric Surgeons (ASBS)

                         American Medical Association Surgeons (SAGES)

                         American Board of Surgery

                         New York State Police Investigators Association



















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