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December 21, 2023
Should I try Weight Loss Surgery or Weight Loss Medications?

Trying to decide between weight loss surgery or weight loss medications? Both bariatric surgery - gastric sleeve and gastric bypass - and prescription weight loss medications are tools to help you reach a healthy weight; but they work differently and lead to varying amounts of weight loss.  Here are a few things to consider when […]

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November 21, 2023
Maintaining Your Weight Loss Progress Through Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about gathering together, giving thanks and enjoying a meal with family and friends. However, this big meal can be quite challenging and stressful if you’re trying to lose weight or maintain your weight loss progress. Heading into Thanksgiving with a solid plan is a great way to help you stay on track. […]

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September 18, 2023
PCOS & Weight Loss: How Losing Weight Can Treat the Symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

September is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) awareness month and according to Cleveland Clinic between 40%-80% of people with PCOS live with obesity. For women who suffer from PCOS and obesity simultaneously, research shows that weight loss can help to reduce or better manage their symptoms such as irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, high levels of male […]

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July 11, 2023
Why It’s Hard to Out-Exercise Unhealthy Eating Habits Even With Weight Loss Medications and Bariatric Surgery

Every year my wife and I challenge ourselves to run a 5 mile race. We train, we run and we look forward to how much we can eat for our celebratory dinner after crossing the finish line. I decided to check the scale a week afterwards to see how much weight I lost with all […]

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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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February 14, 2023
New Cleveland Clinic Study: Bariatric Surgery and Lower Mortality Rates of Heart Attack Patients

Heart attack is the leading cause of death in the US, and obesity is one of the main risk factors. A study by the Cleveland Clinic analyzed the data of almost 300,000 patients with obesity and the results showed  lower rates of mortality and complications1 among patients who suffered a heart attack with a history […]

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November 18, 2022
Losing Weight with Gastric Bypass Surgery

How does the gastric bypass help you lose weight? What are the health benefits? How long is the recovery? These three questions are always top of mind for our gastric bypass patients.  If you’re considering gastric bypass surgery to help you lose weight, here are a few important facts to know. Gastric Bypass Surgery Helps […]

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November 3, 2022
Move It To Lose It: Exercise after Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve or LAP-BAND® surgery

What is the best exercise for weight loss?  The short answer is “anything you’ll stick with long-term!” But when it comes to weight loss surgery (Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and LAP-BAND®), this often isn’t as simple as it sounds.  Excess body weight, loose skin, a smaller stomach and pre-existing joint or spine conditions are just […]

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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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September 22, 2022
Healthy Habits for the Busy Back to School Season Part 3: Meal Prep

The registered dietitian team at New Jersey Bariatric Center are big on planning ahead, especially when it comes to hectic schedules that can mess with even the healthiest of food intentions. Here are some great make-ahead, meal prep options that can be quickly reheated when you walk in the door from work, school, activities or […]

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September 8, 2022
Healthy Habits for the Back to School Season Part 2: Healthy Quick Stop Options

At New Jersey Bariatric Center, we understand how hectic weeknights can be between the evening commute, after school activities, and having a healthy dinner. When you’re running low on time and need a quick meal for the whole family, stopping at a fast casual restaurant can be the most convenient option. Here are some healthier […]

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August 23, 2022
Healthy Habits for the Back to School Season Part 1: High Protein Snacks

As the lazy days of summer wind down, the back-to-school shuffle starts. Homework, fall sports and extracurricular activities are enough to interrupt even the best healthy meal intentions. At New Jersey Bariatric Center we understand the challenges of eating on-the-go, so we’ve put together part one of a 3 part series on effective ways to […]

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