Glenn J. Forrester, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Glenn Forrester is a graduate of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, with a bachelor’s degree in biology and earned his medical degree from St. George’s University in Grenada. He completed a six-year surgical residency at the combined program of Our Lady of Mercy and Lincoln Medical Centers in the Bronx. His fourth year of residency was devoted to clinical research in bariatric surgery where he focused on weight loss outcomes in various populations. Notably, Dr. Forrester was the recipient of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award for his program in 2007. Following his residency, Dr. Forrester gained further clinical experience at an American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery approved fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Bariatric and General Surgery at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. During his fellowship, Dr. Forrester worked in the emerging field of Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) and was part of one of the first surgical teams to perform this type of surgery through the use of flexible endoscopy.

In 2014, Dr. Forrester was awarded the Overlook Medical Center Physician Excellence Award for General Surgery/Bariatrics. During his time in private practice, Dr. Forrester has served as the Clinical Director for Bariatric Surgery at Trinitas Regional Medical Center as well as RWJ Barnabas at Somerset. Dr. Forrester strongly believes in the importance of education and feels it is the key to success both before and after bariatric surgery. Dr. Forrester is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons and is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

Dr. Forrester sees patients at the Springfield, NJ and Staten Island, NY offices.

Contact Info

Phone: (800) 633-8446

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355 US 22 East
Springfield, 07081

NYBG Staten Island NY location

Phone: (800) 633-8446

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1441 South Ave., #205
Staten Island, 10314

Procedures Performed

  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)
  • Colon Resection
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Gastric Banding (Lap-Band® and Realize® Band)
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Plication
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • GERD (Acid Reflux) Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Revisional Surgery


  • American Board of Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Center of Excellence
  • MBSAQIP Location
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Insurance Accepted

  • *All major insurance providers
  • *Call office for details
  • 1199 (SEIU)
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Emblem Health
  • Oxford
  • Self-Pay
  • United Healthcare


  • Brown University
  • St. George's University School of Medicine
  • Our Lady of Mercy/Lincoln Medical Center
  • St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center

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