New Jersey Bariatric Center® Supports Addition Of Gastric Balloon To List Of Approved Bariatric Procedures

Obalon and ReShape weight loss balloons offer safe alternative for people suffering from obesity who do not qualify for surgical procedures SPRINGFIELD, N.J., April 17, 2018 — Weight loss surgery experts at New Jersey Bariatric Center® have expressed support for the addition of the intragastric balloon to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) list of approved procedures for weight loss, saying that weight loss balloons (known by the brand names Obalon, ReShape and ORBERA®) offer a safe and effective treatment option for people who are obese but who do not qualify for bariatric surgery procedures, such as the gastric sleeve. “Prior
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Newly Post-Op and Experiencing a Weight Loss Plateau? Here Are Three Things NOT To Do

You’re only a couple of weeks out of surgery. You’ve been losing weight at a rapid pace. You step on the scale and your weight is the same as last week. You haven’t changed any behaviors, so why has the scale not budged? The most common reasoning I hear from patients is, “I don’t think I’m eating enough. That’s why I’m not losing.” A lack of calories is not the reason your weight loss stalls after bariatric surgery. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery explains it best: “Your body is very effective at trying to maintain {your} weight
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Gastric Balloon Gave Me Confidence To Live A Healthy Life

  Olga Lost 32 Pounds and Changed Her Life With the Obalon Gastric Balloon                                            From crash diets to liposuction, you name it, I tried it. For 20 years I struggled with my weight.  I always carried a few extra pounds that I felt held me back. I didn’t want to feel uncomfortable anymore. I needed to do something that would make me healthier and feel better but felt I tried all the weight loss options. Then I came across
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April 2018 Weight Loss Support Group

Join us for our FREE monthly Support Group meetings for bariatric patients, led by a registered dietitian. Each meeting includes a special topic or guest, a Q&A session and open talk about weight and wellness issues. This Month’s Topic Is: “Spring Cleaning” Your Life: Spring is here and it’s time to go out with the old and in with the new! Spring cleaning can be a great way to tidy up your home but have you thought about organizing the clutter in your life you can’t physically see? Join us this month as we learn healthy ways to “spring clean” our
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March Support Group Recap: Putting Your Nutritional Knowledge to the Test

We put a fun spin on support group in March in honor of National Nutrition Month: Trivia Night! Some questions were a little challenging but it gave everyone the opportunity to learn something new to incorporate into their healthier lifestyles. Want to test what you know? Answer these questions below and share your results with us. Good luck! Fruit   Which serving of fruit has the most fiber? a. One cup of raspberries b. One apple c. ½ cup grapes 2. Which serving of fruit has more carbohydrates? a. ¾ cup frozen blueberries b. One medium banana c. ¾ cup
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March 2018 Weight Loss Support Group

Join us for our FREE monthly Support Group meetings for bariatric patients, led by a registered dietitian. Each meeting includes a special topic or guest, a Q&A session and open talk about weight and wellness issues. This Month’s Topic Is: TRIVIA NIGHT: Come join us at this month’s support group as we put your knowledge on nutrition to the test! When/Where Springfield: Tuesday, March 20th @ 6:30pm at New Jersey Bariatric Center, 193 Morris Ave., Springfield Moderator: Meagan Butler, RD  Somerville: Tuesday, March 27th @ 6:30pm at RWJ-Somerset, Family Practice Building, 110 Rehill Ave., Somerville Moderator: Tia Hagins, RD   
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Obalon vs. Reshape: Which One is Right for Me?

Hunger. It’s probably one of the biggest enemies of anyone who is trying to lose weight. You try to eat less, but you end up never feeling satisfied. Maybe you exercise to burn extra calories, but are left feeling famished. Hunger is one of the most common reasons my patients give for not being able to stick to a diet plan. That’s why when the gastric balloon procedure was approved by the Food and Drug Administration several years ago, the doctors here at New Jersey Bariatric Center were very enthusiastic. Here was a nonsurgical weight loss tool that was specifically
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February Support Group Recap: Putting Bariatric Surgery Fears to Bed

One of the great aspects about support group is that the patients who attend are all at difference stages in their weight loss journey: Some have not had bariatric surgery yet, some are only a few weeks or months out and others had weight loss surgery years ago. Still others are revision surgery patients who had a gastric band and then converted to a different procedure after the band failed. This diversity means that we have lots of different experiences, tips and strategies to help you. With all these differences, the one thing that everyone has in common is fear.
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New Jersey Bariatric Center Patients Celebrate Weight Loss Accomplishments at Annual Sweet Success Gala

The annual event marks the weight loss accomplishments of patients who have had gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and gastric balloon procedures   SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – New Jersey Bariatric Center, the state’s leading weight loss surgery practice, recognized the weight loss victories of their bariatric surgery patients at its annual Sweet Success Gala, attended by more than 100 patients who’ve had gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and gastric balloon, their guests, and the bariatric surgeons and staff. “For the past 11 years, we’ve been coming together to celebrate our patients’ successes,” said New Jersey Bariatric Center founder Dr. Ajay Goyal, who is
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February 2018 Weight Loss Support Group

Join us for our FREE monthly Support Group meetings for bariatric patients, led by a registered dietitian. Each meeting includes a special topic or guest, a Q&A session and open talk about weight and wellness issues. This Month’s Topic Is: Putting Your Fears to Bed: Thoughts of weight loss surgery can bring a sense of fear and concern to the surface. Join us at this month’s support group as we discuss fear and apprehensions that may arise throughout our journeys and strategies to overcome them. When/Where Springfield: Tuesday, February 20th @ 6:30pm at New Jersey Bariatric Center, 193 Morris Ave., Springfield
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