David Buchin MD, FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Buchin

Director of Bariatric Surgery

at Huntington Hospital Northwell​​​​​​​

Long Island's most trusted Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Buchin earned his medical degree at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY and completed his surgical residency at North Shore LIJ Health System. He went on to complete one of the top Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery fellowships in the country at Westchester Medical Center.

Dr. Buchin founded the bariatric program at Huntington Hospital, and in 2012, earned the Designation as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

Due to Dr. Buchin’s commitment to surgical excellence, quality of care and patient safety, The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) continually recognizes and categorizes the Bariatric Program at Huntington Hospitals as exemplary.

Dr. Buchin underwent the vigorous process of surgeon verification as part of the national designation accreditation process and is the only MBSAQIP verified surgeon at Huntington Hospital.

For more information on Dr. Buchin and Long Island Obesity Surgery, P.C., please see News12, CBS News, MDNews and New York Post as well as patient testimonials.

Honorable Mentions

  • Performed thousands of Bariatric Surgeries

  • First surgeon in the Long Island to perform the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.

  • First surgeon in the New York area to perform the Over-stitch for revision weight loss surgery

  • First surgeon in the Long Island area to perform the Argon Plasma Coagulation of Gastrojejunal Anastomosis for weight regain after Gastric Bypass.

  • Founded the first Bariatric Surgery Program at Huntington Hospital in 2010.

  • Within two years Dr. Buchin was presented as a designated ASMBS Bariatric Center of Excellence surgeon and his Bariatric Program at Huntington Hospital

Certification And Professional

  • New York State Licensed

  • American Board of Surgery Certified General Surgeon

  • Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  • Member of Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

  • Allergan Lap Band Course — Certified in Lap Band Surgery

  • Realize Band Course — Certified in Realize Band Surgery

  • The New York Minimally Invasive Institute-Sleeve Gastrectomy Course

  • Member of the New York Medical College Surgical Society


Huntington Hospital
Northwell Health Hospital
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Westchester Medical Center

Minimally Invasive Training

  • The New York Minimally Invasive Institute, Valhalla, NY

  • National Presentations

  • “Novel Approach to Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome after Gastric Bypass Surgery”

  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, San Diego 2007