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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Weight Loss Surgery And My Race to Success

After Gastric Sleeve surgery, Frank lost 65 pounds and began training for his first 5K!   With every step toward the finish line, I was making my way toward a moment I knew would forever change my life. I began to remember where I was before bariatric surgery struggling with my weight and as I neared the end of the race, the old me —along with all those thoughts— vanished away. I ran my first 5K and I couldn’t be prouder of myself. Obesity ran in my family and I was not immune to it. When I started to gain
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Managing Weight Loss When You’re A Shift Worker

Not everyone has the typical 9-to-5 work schedule. Think about police, firefighters, nurses, doctors, security guards, bakery workers, bartenders; the list goes on and on. While most of the population is sleeping when it is dark out, some people are up and working, fighting against the internal system that makes us alert during the day and sleep at night. Disruptions in this system – known as the circadian rhythm — are linked to weight gain and a host of other health issues. So what is exactly is a circadian rhythm and what can you do to prevent your nontraditional work
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Think Before You Drink: How to Make Healthy Beverage Decisions Post Weight Loss Surgery

How many meals do you eat a day? Chances are you said three without having to even think about it. Now quick: How many times a day do you drink? Don’t know? It’s probably something that you really have to stop and think about. Let’s see: There’s your morning cup of coffee. Then maybe some juice with your breakfast. Then, the second cup of coffee at the office. An iced tea with lunch (“Oh and upsize that please since the large costs the same as the small.) Perhaps, another cup of coffee to stay awake midday. A glass of wine
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Still suffering from GERD despite being on meds? New surgical options are available

Tomato sauce, coffee and onions. If you’re wondering what these foods have in common, you probably don’t regularly suffer from heartburn or acid reflux. If you do have reflux, you instantly recognized these foods as ones that you probably can’t eat without unpleasant consequences. This is just one of the many ways acid reflux gets in the way of enjoying life. Medications can help, but when should you start to think about a more permanent solution than a lifetime of meds? The good news is that these days there are safe and effective surgical fixes for acid reflux – even
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New Jersey Bariatric Center Accepting New Patients for Low Body Mass Index (BMI) Weight Loss Surgery Study

Study Makes Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve Procedures Accessible to Patients with a Body Mass Index of 30-35 — Lower than the Current Threshold to Qualify for Surgery — in an Effort to Examine the Effectiveness of Bariatric Surgery in Reducing Obesity-Related Conditions such as Diabetes and Hypertension   SPRINGFIELD, N.J., (January 18, 2018) – New Jersey Bariatric Center is accepting new participants in a weight loss surgery study that makes bariatric surgery accessible to patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30-35, lower than the current threshold to qualify for surgery. The study, which is the only of
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January 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: Revisiting SMART Goals for 2018.  We will be discussing how to make your goals SMART.  We will start out by creating a goal for January and continue to create new goals each month.  Come with ideas for your first SMART goal! When/Where Springfield: Tuesday, January 16th @ 6:30pm at New Jersey Bariatric Center, 193 Morris Ave., Springfield Moderator: Meagan Butler,
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New Jersey Bariatric Center Expands Locations with Opening of Hackettstown Office

Fifth Office Offers Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Balloon and Medical Weight Loss Services to Residents of Warren County and Northern New Jersey SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (January 9, 2018) – New Jersey Bariatric Center, New Jersey’s leading medical and surgical weight loss practice, is proud to the announce the opening of its fifth location in Hackettstown, New Jersey. The new office addition will bring much-needed bariatric surgical and non-surgical options to residents of Northern New Jersey at a time when the obesity rate continues to be on the rise, says Ajay Goyal, MD, FACS, owner and director of New Jersey Bariatric
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Confessions Of Your Dietitian: How Mindfulness Changed My Relationship With Food

I played sports year round from a very young age until I graduated from high school. Aside from my dad making me eat carrots daily or have an apple before eating something “unhealthy,” I never really paid close attention to what or how much I ate on a daily basis and never felt I had to since I was so young and active. It wasn’t until after my fall semester of college at Virginia Tech that I realized my eating habits and patterns were catching up to me. I went from being an extremely active athlete through organized sports to
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