Dr. Panait

Bariatric Surgeon Center for Surgical Weight Loss & Wellness APG Surgical Services

Lucian Panait, M.D., FACS, is a general surgeon at AtlantiCare, ARMC. He specializes in bariatric surgery, with special emphasis on laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and revisional procedures. Dr. Panait also has a particular interest in robotic and other minimally invasive surgical techniques with applications for treating benign gallbladder disease, hematologic disorders of the spleen, abdominal wall and hiatal hernias, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, achalasia and gastroparesis.

Dr. Panait earned his Medical Doctor degree from Ovidius University in Constanta, Romania. After a few years of research in a NASA-sponsored laboratory at Virginia Commonwealth University assessing telemedicine and laparoscopic surgery capabilities for space flight, he completed a general surgery residency program at St. Mary's Hospital/Yale Affiliate in Waterbury, Connecticut, where he won the "Distinguished Research Achievement Award" in 2011. He continued his training with a fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut, where he also served as a clinical instructor in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Panait subsequently joined the faculty at Drexel University as assistant professor of surgery and practiced in the Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, until joining AtlantiCare.

Dr. Panait has a long track of research and published numerous articles on topics related to surgical simulation, new minimally invasive surgery techniques, and robotic surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Panait is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American Hernia Society, and Association for Academic Surgery.

Procedures performed by Dr. Panait:

  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
  • Revision Surgery


AtlantiCare's surgeons perform all bariatric surgeries using a minimally invasive laparoscopic approach. 

If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Panait:

    • First, view our webinar or attend our Pre-surgery Educational Seminar (register by calling 1-888-569-1000).
    • Those who have attended Dr. Panait's seminar or have viewed the online webinar may contact Dr. Panait’s office at (609) 407-2332 to make an appointment.
    • Have questions? Call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000.


Office Locations:

APG Specialty Center
2500 English Creek Avenue
Building 800
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
(609) 407-2332

APG Primary Care
517 Route 72 West
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
(609) 407-2332