Melissa B. Bagloo, MD

Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery, Valley Medical Group; Medical Director, General Surgery, Valley Medical Group; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, The Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai

Melissa Bagloo, MD
Bariatric Surgery
General Surgery
Valley Medical Group
Member, ColigoCare
ColigoCare is a network of physicians working collectively to provide the highest quality care to patients and the community.


VMG Bariatric Surgery

947 Linwood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: 201-251-3480
Fax: 201-689-2393



MD, University Of Florida College Of Medicine, 2000 - 2004

BS, University Of Florida, 1994 - 1998


New York Presbyterian Hospital, Bariatric Surgery, 2009 - 2010

Internship & Residency

New York University Medical Center, General Surgery, 2004 - 2009

Board Certifications

American Board Of Surgery - Certified, 2009

Get to Know Me

What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

Morbid obesity, metabolic syndrome, hiatal hernias, paraesophageal hernias, GERD (reflux), incisional hernias,  ventral hernias, inguinal hernias, bowel obstructions, gallbladder disease.

Procedures offered: minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy,  laparoscopic adjustable gastric band placement, revisional bariatric surgery, laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair, laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair, laparoscopic nissen fundoplication, incisional/ventral hernia repair,  inguinal hernia repair, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, small bowel surgery.

Describe some of your professional highlights.

My practice focuses on the surgical treatment of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes.  I also have a special interest in the surgical management of hiatal hernias, GERD and paraesophageal hernias.  I believe in the application of minimally invasive surgery approaches to address surgical disease and allow for decreased hospital stays, less post-operative pain, and improved recovery.

What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?

I believe attention to detail and meticulous patient care leads to optimal patient outcomes.  Patient satisfaction and a team based approach in developing a personalized plan of care for each patient are priorities for each of our patients.

Publications & Research


Single Access Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy with Routine Intra-operative Cholangiogram
Surgical Endoscopy

Clinical Trials

Mechanisms of Long Term Remission and Reemergence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus after Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gut hormone evaluation of diabetic patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery and remained in remission vs those who have re-developed diabetes after a period of remission.


Valley Medical Group providers accept the following plans.

Patient Ratings & Comments


Comments are gathered from our patient satisfaction surveys.

Dr. Bagloo took her time with me. She was kind, knowledgeable, and answered all my questions. I never felt rushed which I really appreciate.
Dr Bagloo is an excellent surgeon and physician
by the time I left the office I knew exactly what I had and what I had to do pre op requirements were clear description of the surgical process was clear post op requirements and recovery were clear level of pain to be expected managing pain process was explained and all my questions were addressed
she is caring and excellent
easing my fear of surgery and good feedback on preparing once surgery can be scheduled