About Us

The program takes a multi-disciplinary approach to weight loss that emphasizes medical excellence and comprehensive patient support. Maimonides has made a strong institutional commitment to bariatric surgery. We use the latest operative and post-operative equipment to make your procedure and your stay with us as safe and comfortable as possible. And, we put a premium on follow-up and support.

We maintain an open-door policy and encourage our patients to call or see us at the Bariatric Center for any questions or concerns. We offer educational seminars and post-operative support groups, and encourage our patients to attend.

At every stage of the process, we will be at your side providing the most professional and supportive care possible.

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Our Surgeons


Danny Sherwinter, MD, FACS

Dr. Sherwinter, director of the division of bariatric surgery, obtained his medical training at SUNY Downstate completed a surgical residency at Brookdale Medical Center followed by a fellowship in laparoscopy surgery at North Shore University Hospital. Besides his clinical duties in bariatric surgery, he directs the surgical training program at Maimonides Medical Center and engages in research, having presented numerous papers at national and international meetings.

Sergey Terushkin, MD

Dr. Terushkin earned his medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery training at Maimonides Medical Center followed by a competitive fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida. He currently performs a variety of advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures. Dr. Terushkin's professional interests include laparoscopic repair of abdominal wall hernias and revisional bariatric procedures. He works closely with Drs. Sherwinter and Adler and is routinely involved in clinical research and resident education.

Elana Gluzman, Bariatric Physician Assistant and MBS Coordinator

Elana graduated from Hofstra University as a physician assistant with honors in 2007 and received her master’s degree from Stony Brook University in 2011. She completed her surgical rotation here at Maimonides Medical Center and has been with our program since 2008. Elana serves as a resource for patients and other clinical staff. She thrives on helping patients with obesity to reach their weight loss goals.
She leads patient education seminars, gives ongoing support during the perioperative period and is always available to answer questions.  You’ll likely meet Elana during both your pre-op and post-op processes.  Elana is responsible for all aspects of the program and is instrumental in obtaining our certification as a MBSAQIP Comprehensive Center.


Nicole Mayo, Ph.D., - Behavioral Health Coordinator

Nicole Mayo, Ph.D., is the Bariatric Behavioral Health Coordinator at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.  She provides psychological and psycho-educational services to pre and post operative weight loss surgery (WLS) candidates. Dr. Mayo also conducts research in the area of obesity-related eating behaviors with a multicultural behavioral health focus.  She completed her residency at the Boston Medical Center and earned her PhD from Howard University with an MEd from Vanderbilt University.  She has served as an APA, Commissioner on Accreditation for pre-doctoral and internship programs, worked as a State and Regional Advocacy Coordinator for APAGS initiatives on Capitol Hill, and is an APA/SAMHSA Minority Fellow.  Dr. Mayo is a member of the American Psychological Association, New York State Psychological Association, American Board of Professional Psychology’s Early Entry Option, and the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

 

 

 

 




 
 


 

 
 
           
Danny Sherwinter, MD, FACS
Dr. Sherwinter, director of the division of bariatric surgery, obtained his medical training at SUNY Downstate completed a surgical residency at Brookdale Medical Center followed by a fellowship in laparoscopy                                           read more>>
Harry Adler, MD, FACS
Dr. Adler is Associate Director of the department of surgery at Maimonides Medical Center. He is graduate of New York University School of Medicine and completed his surgical residency at New York University                                                           read more>>
   

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