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August 4, 2022
Why It’s Important to Have a Support System for Weight Loss Surgery

Having a support system for weight loss surgery can help you stay on track, keep you motivated and celebrate milestones with you along the way. At New Jersey Bariatric Center we encourage our patients to establish a circle of support early in the process because the months and weeks prior to your surgery are a […]

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July 8, 2022
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 […]

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July 7, 2022
Marijuana, Smoking and Weight Loss Surgery

Now that the state of New Jersey legalized the use of recreational marijuana for adults, several patients have asked how using marijuana can affect their weight loss surgery journey. To start, the use of marijuana should be discussed with your surgeon. Smoking, whether it’s cigarettes or marijuana, is a health risk that can lead to […]

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July 7, 2022
Maintaining Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

The moment you started the process for bariatric surgery was the moment you made a commitment not only to yourself but to a healthier lifestyle.  Now that you’ve reached your goal weight, the objective is to maintain that commitment.  To maintain weight loss and the goals you set for yourself means staying committed to the […]

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February 24, 2022
Weight Loss Friendly Fast Food Options

When you’re trying to eat healthy and lose weight, knowing what to order from a fast food restaurant can be challenging. Patients often ask for advice on weight loss friendly options at some of their favorite fast food chains so I reviewed a few menu options and broke it down so you can go to […]

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February 2, 2022
Can Weight Loss Surgery Help with Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), affects more than 20% of adults. It occurs when the acid in your stomach “backs up” into the esophagus, causing a burning sensation in your chest. Other symptoms may include nausea, pain/difficulty swallowing, cough and bad breath. The first line of treatment often involves long term […]

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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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January 11, 2022
Should I follow a plant-based diet after bariatric surgery?

Patients often ask if plant-based diets are a safe and healthy option after bariatric surgery. This can be a challenging question as there isn’t a one size fits all answer. Plant-based diets often eliminate all or some animal products and may increase the consumption of carbohydrates and decrease protein intake. After bariatric surgery, protein is […]

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January 4, 2022
How to Reset After Holiday Eating

If you’ve overindulged this holiday season and are looking for a fresh start this New Year, you’re not alone. With lots of holiday gatherings, it’s hard not to veer off track a little bit. Rather than searching for a quick fix, cleanse or product, let’s look at some steps to take if you’re trying to […]

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December 3, 2021
Avoiding the Office Snack Temptation

Office snacking can be difficult to avoid especially if the break room is filled with snacks, a co-worker has a fully stocked candy jar or someone from accounting is a fantastic baker and brings in the most irresistible baked goods. How do you handle the urge to overindulge and make sure you stay on track […]

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September 23, 2021
Tackling Childhood Obesity Together

Adult obesity and childhood obesity rates have continued to rise over the past 20 years. Because obesity can pose immediate and future health risks, parents and caregivers are looking for answers to how they can help their children live a healthier and happier life. .  In the United States, 1 in 5 children or about […]

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September 1, 2021
Gaining Healthy Pregnancy Weight After Bariatric Surgery

.Bariatric surgery -  gastric bypass and gastric sleeve - offer numerous health benefits for women living with obesity. Achieving better fertility and delivering a healthy baby is one such outcome. Many expectant mothers who have also had a bariatric procedure may feel excited and uncertain about their experience, particularly about weight gain and how to […]

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