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June 30, 2023
New Jersey Bariatric Center Surgeons Present New Data on the Safety and Efficacy of Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass with Low BMI Surgery

A significant health benefit of gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery is the control of and in some cases resolution of many severe weight-related medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnea. Knowing the significant health impact these procedures can have on individuals living with obesity, the surgeons at NJBC set out to demonstrate […]

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October 12, 2022
4 Facts About Gastric Sleeve and Weight Loss

The gastric sleeve, also known as the vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), is one of the most popular weight loss procedures in New Jersey, and the most performed weight loss surgery here at New Jersey Bariatric Center.  We get a lot of questions about gastric sleeve surgery from how it helps you lose weight to the […]

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July 29, 2022
Healthy Summer Grilling

During the Summertime I really enjoy grilling  for my family. I like to include lean protein such as chicken and steak along with nutrient dense veggies with our meals. Recently I grilled some pre-marinated chicken that we found at Whole Foods, flank steak, bell peppers and onions plus some jalapeno to kick things up a […]

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January 27, 2022
Why You Shouldn’t Feel Embarrassed About Revision Surgery

If you’ve experienced weight regain in the years after your bariatric surgery, feelings of shame and embarrassment often come with the weight.  If you’re feeling these emotions right now, I encourage you to remember that obesity is a disease that weight loss surgery doesn’t cure. And, know that you are not alone and it’s OK […]

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April 13, 2021
Revision Surgery: Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass

In the past six months, I’ve increasingly had patients ask me about gastric sleeve and gastric bypass revision surgery.  One thing I tell patients is that obesity is a disease that weight loss surgery doesn’t cure.  Surgery is simply a tool, along with a healthy diet and exercise, to help you lose weight and get […]

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April 7, 2021
Scheduling Surgery and the COVID-19 Vaccine

As more vaccination appointments become available, patients have been asking what to do if their vaccine appointment is near their weight loss surgery or general surgery date.  If you have a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, whether first or second dose, near your surgery date we recommend it be 7 days before or 7 days after your […]

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December 11, 2020
What Am I Eating? Falafel Salad

With such a busy schedule, sometimes take-out is the easiest option when it comes to dinner. I always try to stay on the healthier side which is why I sometimes like to order from Mamoun’s Falafel in Hoboken.  RELATED: Tips for Ordering Healthier Takeout Falafel is a vegetarian patty made from chickpeas and fava beans. […]

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January 6, 2020
Choosing A Weight Loss Surgery That's Right For You

  Deciding to have weight loss surgery for obesity can be a life-changing step for many people. The decision can be less overwhelming with the right knowledge beforehand. By having a meaningful discussion with a fellowship-trained, board-certified surgeon to thoroughly explain each procedure you can make the right decision for you.. It is important to […]

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October 8, 2019
Worried About the Zantac Recall? Don’t Be, You Have Options.

Alternatives to GERD [Acid Reflux] Meds Amid the Zantac Recall By now most people suffering from GERD [Acid Reflux] have heard about the Zantac recall.  Zantac, a common heartburn drug, and its generic varieties, have been pulled from the shelves of major pharmacies after the FDA revealed findings that it contained a chemical that could […]

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October 13, 2014
Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, LAP-BAND® and REALIZE® Band Surgeries Increase Fertility in Morbidly Obese Women

One of the first questions many of my female patients ask me when contemplating gastric bypass, gastric sleeve or LAP-BAND® surgery is how the procedures will affect their ability to get pregnant. Many have tried to conceive in the past and have been unsuccessful. While weight loss surgery won’t be able to overcome all fertility […]

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June 16, 2013
Maintaining Long-term Weight Loss after Gastric Bypass, LAP-BAND or Gastric Sleeve

Weight loss immediately after Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Band (LAP-BAND® or Realize® Band) surgery is rewarding. Your body is adjusting to the changes and often times the weight seems to be coming off with little or no effort. However, just like anything else in life, when the honeymoon period ends, the real work begins. […]

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May 16, 2013
Seven Tips to find the Right Weight Loss Surgery Doctor for You

When you decide to have weight loss surgery – whether it’s Gastric Bypass, Gastric Band (LAP-BAND® or REALIZE®) or Gastric Sleeve – you will not be going on your journey alone. Your bariatric surgeon will take the trip right along with you. When it comes to choosing the right surgeon, it is important to choose […]

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