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Dr. Anthony Pucci
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Dr. Anthony Pucci is a board-certified, fellowship trained surgeon who specializes in advanced laparoscopic, gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery.  He comes to us after completing extensive training in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at the Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia. 

Dr. Pucci received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.    He continued his training in General Surgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/New Jersey Medical School, where he also served as Chief Surgical Resident.   He furthered his specialization and continued his training in an Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at the Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.  

Dr. Pucci’s area of interest and specialty is advanced laparoscopic weight loss surgery, including laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, in addition to minimally invasive and advanced gastrointestinal surgery for both benign and malignant disease.

Dr. Pucci has extensive experience in the latest minimally invasive and bariatric surgery.   He has trained with many of the world’s experts from some of the nation’s most renowned medical universities, including the Virginia Commonwealth University, Duke University and The University of Iowa. 

Dr. Pucci has also done significant research in his specialty and area of interest.  He has published and presented his research extensively around the nation in various academic forums.  Some of his work has been published in such journals as the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, and has been presented at national conferences of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, and The Southern Surgical Association. 

Fellowship
Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship
-Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
 1200 East Marshall Street, Richmond, Virginia 23298

Residency
General Surgery Residency
-Morristown Memorial Hospital/Atlantic Health System
100 Madison Avenue, Morristown, New Jersey 07960
 -Chief Surgical Resident
 -Surgical Resident

General Surgery Internship
-Morristown Memorial Hospital/Atlantic Health System
100 Madison Avenue, Morristown, New Jersey 07960

Specialized/Advanced Training
-Advanced Topics in Bariatric Surgery
 Duke University, March 2007
-Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia
 Virginia Commonwealth University, November 2006
-Flexible Endoscopic Surgery 
 SAGES, Cleveland, OH, September 2006

Board Certification
-American Board of Surgery

Licensure
-New Jersey, New York, Virgina

Honors and Awards
-Hughes D. Dougan M.D. Award for Outstanding Surgical Resident
-Dr. Ronald Goldberg Memorial Scholarship
-Montclair State University Alumni Association Scholarship
-Graduated Magna Cum Laude 
-Dean’s List Eight Time

Professional Society Memberships
-American College of Surgeons
-Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
-American Medical Association
-Medical Society of New Jersey
-Morris County Medical Society
-Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society

Medical Certifications
-American College of Surgeons: Advanced Trauma Life Support Certified
-American Heart Association: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certified

Education

Medical Education
-University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
 School of Osteopathic Medicine
 1 Medical Center Drive, Stratford, New Jersey 08084

Bachelor of Science in Biology
-Montclair State University
 Upper Montclair, New Jersey 07043
 Graduated Magna Cum Laude in Biology

Publications:

James W. Maher , Lisa Martin Hawver, Anthony Pucci, Luke Wolfe, Jill Meador, John Kellum.   Four Hundred Fifty Consecutive Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypasses with No Mortality and Declining Leak Rate and Lengths of Stay in a Bariatric Training Program.  Journal American College of Surgeons.  Vol. 206, No 5, May 2007.

A Pucci, A Abkin, N Bertha, S Calhoun, F Brody, E Pucci. Percutaneous Gastrojejunostomy after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for Malnutrition.  Surgical Endoscopy 19(3):S292, March 2005.

E Pucci, A Pucci, R Tutela, A Abkin, N Bertha, R Rolandelli. Closure of Incarcerated Umbilical Hernias Encountered During Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery:  How we do it.  Surgical Endoscopy. 18(3):S203, March 2004.

JW Maher, JG Meador, M Khouzam, L Wolfe, N Baugh, A Pucci , LR Martin Hawver, AM Carbonell, and JM Kellum. Drain Amylase Levels Predict the Presence or Absence of Gastrojejunostomy Leaks. Submitted ACS, 2007.

LR Martin Hawver, JG Meador, LG Wolfe, A Pucci, AM Carbonell, RW Downs, JM Kellum, JW Maher. High-Dose Replacement in Gastric Bypass (GBP) Patients with Vitamin D Deficiency. Submitted ACS, 2007.

JM Kellum, A Pucci, JW Maher.  411 Consecutive Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypasses without Mortality and with Declining Leak Rates and Lengths of Stay in an Academic Bariatric Training Program. Submitted Southern Surgical, 2007.

Presentations:

E Pucci, A Pucci, R Tutela, A Abkin, N Bertha, R Rolandelli.  Closure of Incarcerated Umbilical Hernias Encountered During Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery:  How we Do It. Poster Presentation. The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Symposium, Denver, CO, March 13-April 3, 2004.

A Pucci, A Abkin, N Bertha, S Calhoun, F Brody, E Pucci.  Percuataneous Gastrojejunostomy after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass For Malnutrition.  Poster Presentation.  The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Symposium, Fort Lauderdale, FL April 13-16, 2005.

A Pucci. Management of Bowel Obstruction in Crohn’s Disease, Gastrointestinal Conference, Morristown Memorial Hospital, May 6, 2005.

A Pucci.  Retrorectal Tumors, Gastrointestinal Conference, Morristown Memorial Hospital, June 3, 2005.

A Pucci.  Cholelithiasis in the Era of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Grand Rounds, Morristown Memorial Hospital, June 7, 2006.

LR Martin Hawver, LG Wolfe, A Pucci, J Meador, AM Carbonell, JM Kellum, JW Maher. Bariatric Surgery in Medicare Patients: Higher Risks but Substantial Benefits.  Virginia Bariatric Society Annual Meeting, November 2006.

For consultations with Dr. Pucci please call to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Anthony Pucci

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