Seun Sowemimo, MD is recognized by the American Health Council as “Best in Medicine” for his outstanding contributions to the medical field. Founder and medical director at his private practice, Prime Surgicare, in Freehold, N.J., Dr. Sowemimo performs general and bariatric surgeries. Since entering the healthcare field 21 years ago, Dr. Sowemimo has garnered comprehensive skills and knowledge in weight-loss surgery, general surgery and bariatric surgery.
Following his father’s footsteps — who was a surgeon himself — Dr. Sowemimo decided to pursue a career in the medical field. Fascinated with technology and medicine, he enrolled at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, and earned a medical degree in 1995. He completed a clinical clerkship at Kings College Hospital in London and a started surgical training at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, London. He later completed a general surgery internship and residency at the Harlem Hospital Center through Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was named chief resident in 2004-05. His rigorous training continued as he completed a surgical fellowship in advanced minimally-invasive laparoscopic, robotic and open bariatric surgery at the Hospital of St. Raphael through Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.
A seasoned surgeon, Dr. Sowemimo performs general surgery, including procedures to treat diverticulitis, hernia conditions and gallbladder issues. After establishing Prime Surgicare in 2009, he has treated countless patients using innovative procedures. His practice is dedicated to quality, care and trust. From a young age, his father instilled the phrase “primum noncore” (first, do no harm) and he has incorporated that phrase into his professional training. He couples that motto with his light-hearted, easy-going demeanor to provide a comfortable, high-quality outcome for each patient. Throughout his career, Dr. Sowemimo has delivered numerous speeches and presentations at various medical conventions and meetings. He is an active member of the American Medical Association, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the Society of the American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.
In his free time, he enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle by playing tennis and riding his bicycle. He contributes funds to his local church and is proud of his marriage and his three healthy children. With a successful career at hand, Dr. Sowemimo attributes his achievements to his genuine interest in his patients’ health and his empathetic personality. He plans to continue to excel his career by continuing to strengthen his skills and learn new trends to expand his knowledge.
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Founder and Medical Director at his private practice, Prime Surgicare
- Prime Surgicare is dedicated to quality, care and trust.
- At Surgicare, board-certified medical experts treat patients like friends and family. They build lasting relationships with patients who frequent the practice, even if only to say hello.
- Medical experts provide an array of services, including weight loss surgery and general surgery, such as gallbladder surgery, abdominal ventral hernia repair and colon surgery.