New Jersey Bariatric Center helps our patients achieve their weight loss and health goals through our innovative Patient Navigator program. Every patient is teamed with an experienced Patient Navigator who understands the ins and outs of bariatric surgery – both the insurance and clinical aspects. Navigators provide individualized assistance coordinating the efforts of our interdisciplinary team to ensure that that all insurance and clinical requirements are met. Your navigator works with you through the pre-surgical process. They are available to answer questions and provide support ensuring your path to surgery is as smooth and uncomplicated as possible.

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Tira Davis, Patient Navigator

Tira Davis brings many years of experience in the medical administration field to our team of Patient Navigators. Tira’s insurance expertise and keen attention to detail is a boon to patients and doctors alike as Tira expertly handles insurance verifications, precertifications, as well as any other...

Tira Davis, Patient Navigator

Dinia Villegas, Patient Navigator

Dinia Villegas joined the New Jersey Bariatric Center® in 2012 as a medical receptionist. Her understanding of the insurance process allowed her to quickly move into the role as a Patient Navigator, where she guides patients in attaining authorizations for surgery and provides pre-surgical support...

Dinia Villegas, Patient Navigator

Jordan Kroenke, Patient Navigator

Jordan Kroenke trained as a medical assistant, earning her program certification from Lincoln Tech in Allentown, Pa., in 2010 and then completing her externship with New Jersey Bariatric Center® in the spring and summer of 2010, while also learning the role of Patient Navigator. Jordan left us for a...