Weight Loss goals come in many sizes. The doctors at New Jersey Bariatric Center® have been giving individuals the tools and support to lose substantial amounts of weight and keep it off for more than 10 years. And now our weight loss doctors have created a Medical Weight Loss program at our offices in Hoboken and Springfield to help people with lower weight loss goals achieve the same success.
Whether you have 15 pounds to lose or 50, medical weight loss can help you find the weight loss solution you are looking for. New Jersey Bariatric Center® is a certified OPTIFAST weight loss clinic offering patients the OPTIFAST meal replacement plans in consultation with doctor supervised weight loss in our Hoboken or Springfield offices.
Patients in the New Jersey Bariatric Center® Medical Weight Loss program may choose from one of three options.
Our weight loss team evaluates your medical and nutritional history, vitals, metabolic lab profile and works with you to develop a whole-food, nutrient-rich meal plan tailored to meet your personal needs. The duration of program will vary based on your current health history and weight management goals. Our Registered Dietitians are available by phone and email to answer questions and concerns or even for a simple motivation booster.
Nutrition Counseling + OPTIFAST Meal Replacement
OPTIFAST is a high-quality, physician-grade meal replacement supplement. OPTIFAST may be recommended based on your medical history, current nutritional status and long-term goals. OPTIFAST may fully replace food or be used in conjunction with a balanced meal to help expedite the weight loss process. Ongoing nutritional counseling sessions offer behavior modification strategies and lifestyle education. For more information on OPTIFAST, visit their website at www.optifast.com.
Nutrition Counseling + Prescription Medication (Qsymia® or Belviq®)
After your first consultation with our bariatric surgeons, our doctors may recommend the use of an FDA-approved prescription weight loss medication such as Qsymia® or Belviq®. Weight loss medications may be right for patients who are looking for an additional tool to help control their appetite while working on losing weight. Combined with nutritional counseling, a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity, weight loss medication can help you reach and maintain your weight loss goal.
As with weight loss surgery, weight loss medications are not a magic wand. They are used as a tool to help suppress your appetite while you focus on improving your daily habits. Patients who use these medications are required to have regular follow-up visits with the doctor and regular nutritional counseling sessions with our registered dietitian to learn behavior modification strategies and lifestyle education. Patients may also choose to add the OPTIFAST meal replacement program to further optimize weight loss.
Paying for Medical Weight Loss
Many patients don't realize that their health insurance may cover some or all of the cost associated with a medically supervised weight loss program. This includes Medicare, which started offering coverage for Medical Weight Loss in 2012. Our patient navigators will check with your insurance to see what is covered under your plan. For more information about Medicare's coverage, visit Medicare's Weight Loss coverage page of their website.
For more information about Medical Weight Loss at New Jersey Bariatric Center, contact us at 908-481-1270 or visit the Contact Us page