Meet Dr. Jonathan Arad, MD, FACS
When I meet my patients, they’re at a very important point in their life. They’ve decided that they want to be healthier. That they want to be happier. That they want to live longer, better lives – lives free from the pain and frustration they’ve been experiencing because of their health concerns
About Vein Surgery
As a physician, I have to tell you that there’s nothing more important and satisfying than helping a patient who’s experiencing severe pain feel better. So many people suffer tremendously because they never consider the idea that the issue might be with their circulation. They’re young, they’re healthy – but they’re experiencing such tremendous pain.
For example, one of my patients was an extremely fit, young man. He looked like he lived at the gym. But for years and years, he’d suffered from excruciating leg pain. He’d been to countless doctors and undergone multiple surgeries, all to address this mysterious leg pain. Nothing helped. But then we were able to perform the diagnostic ultrasound— which revealed that venous insufficiency was the cause of his pain.
After treatment he reported that his life had completely changed. All of these issues he’d had – the numbness, the cramping, the waking up at 2 am in too much pain to sleep – were gone. It changed everything for this guy. That’s what these procedures do.
About Weight Loss Surgery
I always tell people the surgery is a phenomenal surgery. I wish I’d invented it. I didn’t – but I wish I did, because it’s an amazing, amazing surgery that changes people’s lives. There’s definitely a patient responsibility component with weight loss. We work closely with people, and the ones who do what they’re supposed to do, who keep the commitments they make to themselves – they’re the ones that tell us how good it feels to be able to run around the yard with kids. One patient was so happy to finally be able to sit in a roller coaster – all of her life, she’d been too big.
For me, it’s most powerful when I hear how the surgery has helped my patients radically improve their health. Patients who have had diabetes for 15 years – they lose the weight; they don’t have diabetes anymore. Bariatric surgery can help people get rid of serious medical problems that they may have been struggling with for their entire lives.
About My Training
After graduating from Cornell, I attended Columbia University’s Medical School for International Health’s program in Israel. My surgical residency was at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, and I completed my Fellowship in Bariatric, Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery at Baptist Health, in South Florida. I’m proud to serve as one of the Chiefs of Bariatric Surgery for Dobbs Ferry Hospital in Westchester County, NY. Since founding Wellness and Surgery Center in 2017 located in both New York and New Jersey, I’ve helped thousands of patients achieve healthier, happier lives.