New Jersey Bariatric Center Offers Robotic-Assisted Bariatric Surgery

  In the early days of bariatric surgery procedures were done by creating one large open incision in the abdomen. That method has since evolved and the majority of surgeries are being performed laparoscopically through about five small incisions in the abdomen which have led to less pain and faster recovery. Recently, a technologically advanced method has been introduced known as robotic-assisted bariatric surgery. Robotic-assisted surgery is increasing in frequency, and the surgeons at New Jersey Bariatric Center are at the forefront of this technology with advanced training. This minimally invasive surgery approach allows for your surgeon to have a
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April 2022 Tuesday Talks

Join us for our Tuesday Talks 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. The Tuesday Talk session for December will be held remotely via Zoom. If you are interested in attending the Tuesday Talks session listed below, please email info@njbcenter.com.   This Month’s Topic: Does Having Weight Loss Surgery Mean Giving Up My Favorite Foods? We will have an open discussion on how to make your favorite foods healthier; choose substitutions that also taste good; handle food sensitivities and more. Tuesday,
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March 2022 Tuesday Talks

Join us for our Tuesday Talks 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. The Tuesday Talk session for December will be held remotely via Zoom. If you are interested in attending the Tuesday Talks session listed below, please email info@njbcenter.com.   This Month’s Topic: Bariatric Friendly Fast Food Options How to order healthier meals at various fast food places Tuesday, March 22nd @ 6:30pm
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National Nutrition Month

  March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics is Celebrate a World of Flavors. Meeting with your dietitian regularly can help you create healthier habits that still celebrate your individual heritage. They might even encourage you to expand your palate and try new foods and flavors from around the world. Below are some of our registered dietitian’s favorite go-to’s.   Italian Cuisine “My favorite cuisine is Italian. I love most Italian foods, especially pizza and pasta – probably because of my Italian grandmother. I love recreating healthier versions of family recipes.
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February 2022 Tuesday Talks

Join us for our Tuesday Talks 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. The Tuesday Talk session for December will be held remotely via Zoom. If you are interested in attending the Tuesday Talks session listed below, please email info@njbcenter.com.   This Month’s Topic: Eating Healthy on the Go How to make healthier choices when you might be too busy to cook. Tuesday, February 22nd @ 6:30pm
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January 2022 Tuesday Talks

Join us for our Tuesday Talks 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. The Tuesday Talk session for December will be held remotely via Zoom. If you are interested in attending the Tuesday Talks session listed below, please email kbeneduce@njbcenter.com.   This Month’s Topic: Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals How to set goals that work for you and your lifestyle. Tuesday, January 25th @ 6:30pm
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NJBC Surgeon’s Favorite Holiday Dishes

    ‘Tis the season for delicious holiday recipes. Check out our surgeon’s favorite holiday dishes below.       Dr. Goyal – Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta Roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta is one of my favorite side dishes around the holidays. It’s full of fiber, antioxidants and vitamin K, plus even my kids will eat it! Prep time: 10 min Cooking time: 30 min Ingredients: 1 lb. brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and quartered   1 clove garlic, minced 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil Salt and pepper to taste  4 oz. pancetta, diced 4 Tbsp. Balsamic
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NJBC Now Offering FDA-Approved Prescription Weight Loss Injection Wegovy™

New Jersey Bariatric Center now offers Wegovy™, the FDA-approved prescription weight loss injection. Wegovy™ is a weekly, self-administered injection used for the treatment of chronic weight management in adults with obesity. Wegovy™ works by mimicking a hormone that targets the area of your brain that regulates appetite, with studies showing that the drug helped people lose up to 15% of their body weight when used in combination with diet and exercise.  RELATED: Prescription Weight Loss Drugs Approximately 1 in 4 adults in the state of New Jersey suffers from obesity, which can lead to chronic health issues such as type
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