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Surgical Associates of Sussex County Medical Team

Surgical Associates of Sussex County’s medical staff includes:

Sarah Chima, MD

Sarah Chima, MD
Dr. Chima received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine and completed her residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. For several years, she has been performing general, laparoscopic and colorectal surgeries, breast surgeries, excisions for skin cancers and hemorrhoid banding, as well as other in-office procedures.

Cynthia Jones, MD

Cynthia Jones, MD
Dr. Jones is board-certified in general surgery and is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons. She focuses on general, laparoscopic and colorectal surgery as well as breast surgery – minimally invasive as well as office procedures. She received her medical degree from the University of Michigan School of Medicine and her residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Samuil Rafailov, DO

Samuil Rafailov, DO
Board Certficiation:
General Surgery
Medical Education: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Flushing Hospital Medical Center

Patients seeking weight loss options may visit Dr. Padnani at our office on alternating Fridays from 9:00am to Noon. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Ashish Padnani, MD

Ashish Padnani, MD*
Board Certification: Surgery
Specialty: Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery
Areas of Interest: Bariatric Surgery; Sleeve Gastrectomy; Gastric Bypass; Obesity; Weight Loss Counseling; Minimally Invasive Surgery
Medical Education: NHL Medical College, Gujarat University, India
Residency: New York Presbyterian Queens/Weill Cornell Medical College
Fellowship: St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

*Dr. Padnani also sees patients at Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery.

Surgical Associates of Sussex County sees patients at Newton Medical Center. They are affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group and are participating providers of the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization.

Surgical Associates of Sussex County Locations


183 High Street

Suite 1500

Newton, NJ 07860

FAX 973-383-0573

Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 4:00pm Friday: 8:30am to 3:30pm


57 Route 46

Suite 201

Hackettstown, NJ 07840

FAX 973-383-0573

Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 4:00pm Friday: 8:30am to 3:30pm