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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Cindy Norcia, Patient Navigator Supervisor

Cindy Norcia has a practiced knowledge of handling medical insurance and understands how to guide a patient through the entire bariatric surgery.  After graduating from the University of Vermont, she worked as a registered dietitan, taking time off to raise her family and returning to the healthcare...

Cindy Norcia, Patient Navigator Supervisor

Tira Davis, Patient Navigator

Tira Davis brings twelve years’ 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...

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 through...

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 period to...