Our Surgeons

Ibrahim M. Ibrahim, MD FACS

Ibrahim M. Ibrahim was graduated from NYU Medical School in 1966. He underwent his surgery residency and vascular fellowship at NYU. Since then he has been in private practice at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Ibrahim is one of the pioneers in minimally invasive surgery.

He became interested in laparoscopic bariatric surgery when the tremendous benefits this modality offers to the obese population became evident. He is a national and international instructor in minimally invasive surgery and Head of the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence at Englewood Hospital.

Dr. Ibrahim is a long standing member of ASMBS and SAGES, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. He is board certified in General and Vascular Surgery and voted one of New Jersey’s Top Docs for Obesity and Minimally Invasive Surgery.

Dr. Ibrahim has authored and co-authored over 100 articles, movies, videos and lectures.


Jeffrey W. Strain, MD FACS

Dr. Strain completed both medical school and residency in Cleveland Ohio at the University Hospitals of Cleveland. Upon completion of his residency in General Surgery, he undertook a fellowship "down under" in Perth Australia in Endocrine Surgery. He returned to the United States where he was a clinical fellow in laparoscopic colorectal surgery at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine with Dr. Jeffrey Milsom. This was followed by additional training in Bariatric Surgery in Illinois.

Dr. Strain has spent the last decade devoting his practice to minimally invasive and Bariatric Surgery. He has a strong interest in metabolic and revisional weight loss surgery. With an extensive experience with the lap band, the laparoscopic gastric bypass and the laparoscopic sleeve Gastrectomy, he strives to work with patients to find the best available operations to meet their needs.

He is proud to offer a comprehensive program for surgical weight loss at a Bariatric Center of Excellence.


Dr. Celinés Morales-Ribeiro, MD, FACS

Dr. Celinés Morales-Ribeiro completed Medical School at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She completed her General Surgery residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse NY. It was during her residency that she developed an interest in laparoscopic surgery and the study of bariatrics.

After completing her residency, Dr. Morales Ribeiro then completed a Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery fellowship at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Hablamos Español
Siendo de familia Puertoriquena, Dr. Morales-Ribeiro esta muy orgullosa de su cultura y esta dispuesta apoyar su comunidad Latina.

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Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
(Englewood Hospital and Medical Center)

(Holy Name Medical Center)

Appointment Scheduling

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