SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (2/15/13) — New Jersey Bariatric Center is proud to announce that award-winning nutritionist Kimberly Manzo, MS, RD, has joined the weight loss team as Clinical Coordinator of Surgical and Medical Weight Loss, leading our team of nutritionists in the pre- and post-operative support of our LAP-BAND, Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve patients.
As clinical coordinator, Manzo will offer dietary and lifestyle
counseling to patients, tailoring individual nutrition care plans that support metabolic and surgical weight loss. Manzo brings many years of experience to the weight loss team, having counseled patients in private practice in New Jersey, New York and Hawaii.
She has distinguished herself as a leader in the profession, serving as a board member for the Hawaiian Dietetic Association as State Policy Representative. She was the recipient of the Hawaiian
Dietetic Association 2010 Young Dietitian of the Year award.
“We are all very excited that Kim is joining our weight loss team,” said Ajay Goyal, MD, FACS, founder and surgical director of New Jersey Bariatric Center. “Not only does she have a vast knowledge of methods to combat obesity through dietary tactics but she also has experience counseling patients who’ve had Gastric Bypass, LAP-BAND and Gastric Sleeve procedures so she understands the particular needs of the bariatric surgery patient.”
Manzo earned a Master of Science in Nutrition from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Villanova University. She was one of only two dietitians selected to represent the state of Hawaii at the American Dietetic Association Advocacy Workshop in Washington, DC, and the ADA Leadership Institute, both in 2010.
“I am looking forward to helping New Jersey Bariatric Center’s patients continue to take charge of their lives through healthy dietary choice,” Manzo said. “I believe that through gradual behavior modifications and lifestyle changes most people – and specifically weight loss surgery patients – can not only lose weight but keep it off for good.”
About New Jersey Bariatric Center
The New Jersey Bariatric Center, a medical & surgical weight loss center with offices in Springfield, Hoboken and Somerville, New Jersey, helps patients achieve long-term weight loss success through the most advanced bariatric surgery procedures, including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, LAP-BAND and REALIZE Band procedures. Led by the team of Ajay Goyal, MD, FACS, Glenn Forrester, MD, FACS, Angela Jack Glasnapp, MD, FACS, and Leigh Montes, MD, the New Jersey Bariatric Center’s approach to patient care has resulted in zero mortalities and a complication rate that is lower than the national average. New Jersey Bariatric Center serves patients from across New Jersey and New York, including Union County, NJ, Essex County, NJ, Hudson County, NJ, Bergen County, NJ, Morris County, NJ, Somerset County, NJ, Middlesex County, NJ, Monmouth County, NJ, Ocean County, NJ, Staten Island, NY, New York City, NY. For more information about bariatric surgery, visit www.NJBariatricCenter.com .