Atlantic General Surgical Associates
Atlantic General Surgical Associates has two locations for your convenience:
James G. Barrett Medical Office Building
10231 Old Ocean City Blvd., Suite 207
500 Market Street Ext.
Alae Zarif, MD, F.A.C.S.
Medical Director of Surgical Services
Surgical Specialties: advanced laparoscopic procedures, bariatric surgery,
vascular surgery, oncology surgery
Surgeon Alae Zarif, MD, who performs the gastric bypass and gastric sleeve
procedures for Atlantic General Bariatric Center and general surgeries
including oncology procedures, joined Atlantic General’s medical
staff in April 2006. He has been in practice since 1996 when he finished
his residency at Waterbury Hospital in Connecticut, a Yale-affiliated
surgical training program. Dr. Zarif is certified by the American Board
of Surgery and performs multiple advanced laparoscopic procedures. Dr.
Zarif is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Xin Zhong, MD, FACS
Surgical Specialties: advanced laparoscopic procedures, hiatal hernias,
complex abdominal wall hernias, bariatrics.
Dr. Xin Zhong joined Atlantic General Surgical Associates and the staff
of Atlantic General Bariatric Center from North Shore University Hospital
in Manhasset, NY, where she completed a minimally invasive surgery fellowship
in robotic and bariatric procedures. Dr. Zhong completed her residency
in general surgery at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA, and earned her medical
degree at Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. She is a fellow
of the American College of Surgeons.
Meshach Heenatigala, MD, FACS
Surgical Specialties: head and neck, thoracic, breast, skin/melanoma, abdominal,
colorectal, endoscopy, vascular/veins, carpal tunnel, anal incontinence.
Dr. Meshach Heenatigala joined Atlantic General Surgical Associates from
York Hospital in York, PA, where he completed a rural track surgical residency.
He completed his medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
and his bachelor’s in chemical engineering at Columbia University.
Dr. Heenatigala is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal
and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American College of Phlebology, and a fellow
of the American College of Surgeons. His passion lies in serving the local
community, providing up to date care, and using minimally invasive techniques.