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Medical Weight Loss

Weight Loss Goals Come in Many Sizes
Find Out if Medical Weight Loss is the Right Option for You

Reach Your
Healthiest Weight with
Medical Weight Loss

Is medical weight loss right for me?
New Jersey Bariatric Center® offers the tools and support to find your healthiest and happiest weight – no matter where you are on your journey. If you do not qualify for surgery or just are not ready to take that step, our bariatric doctors have options that fit your needs and your life.

By now, you have likely tried countless diets and are frustrated by the fact that you have not lost the weight you intended to lose, or you lost it but have gained it back over time. We know it’s not as simple as calories in, calories out. There are so many factors that cause people to gain weight and likewise, any successful weight loss plan must take a holistic approach. Our team developed a medical weight loss program that helps you reach the healthiest weight and gives you the tools to maintain it.

You will work one-on-one with our multidisciplinary team of weight loss doctors, registered dietitians and counselor to customize a program that provides sustainable results. We’ll devise a program that is unique to your needs and lifestyle.

Prescription Weight Loss Medication

If you’ve struggled with diets in the past and found yourself giving up because you felt deprived, you may be a good candidate for FDA-approved prescription weight loss medications like Wegovy, Saxenda and more. These medications are used as a tool to help decrease hunger and cravings in conjunction with nutritional counseling to help you reach and maintain a healthier weight. They are not meant to be used indefinitely but are used to give you time to focus on developing healthy lifestyle habits. In addition to a reduced-calorie diet, increased physical activity and nutritional counseling, weight loss medication has been shown to help patients with their weight loss goals.
Are Prescription Weight Loss Medications Right For Me?
Prescription weight loss medications are not appropriate for everybody. Weight loss medications are typically prescribed for patients with obesity who have been unable to lose weight through diet and exercise alone or for those who are overweight and are suffering from serious weight-related illnesses. Patients must be over the age of 18 and also meet one of the following Body Mass Index (BMI) requirements:
Have a BMI of 30 or greater
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Have a BMI of 27 or more with at least one weight-related medical condition
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Depending on whether or not you meet the criteria, our clinical team will review your individual medical history to help determine which FDA-approved weight loss medication is best for you.
Weight Loss Results
If you decide that a prescription weight loss drug is right for you, your New Jersey Bariatric Center® doctor will help you set a healthy weight loss goal and measure your progress toward achieving that goal. Regular follow-up visits will allow the clinicians to make adjustments to medications and give nutritional support and guidance where needed.
Prescription medical weight loss

Nutritional Counseling

At New Jersey Bariatric Center®, instead of going on a diet, you’ll work with our registered dietitians to learn about changing your eating habits and behavior patterns to make positive choices that you can live with for the rest of your life.

Nutrition counseling is the foundation of our medical weight loss program.
At your first appointment, you will meet with one of our registered dietitians who will get to know you as an individual, learn about your personal weight goals and review your current dietary habits.
Our RDs will devise a program that is unique to your needs and lifestyle. Our team evaluates your medical history, nutritional status, vitals and metabolic profile and then works with you to develop a whole-foods-based, nutrient-dense meal plan that won’t leave you feeling deprived.
Our doctors and RDs also understand that weight loss is not just about calories in and calories out. Each session, our registered dietitian will work with you to identify behaviors that are stalling your weight loss and give you strategies for change.
If you need additional support redefining your relationship with food, our bariatric counselor is available to help.

Meal Replacement

Many of our patients like using meal replacements because they relieve them of some of the work of meal planning while still providing balanced nutrition and hunger control. Our dietitians evaluate the products currently on the market to recommend only the ones that promote safe and sustainable weight loss. Products are sold at each of our offices for your convenience and include meal replacement protein shakes, protein bars and snacks.
Nutrition
Hunger Control

Gastric Balloon

The gastric balloon procedure is designed for patients with a body mass index (BMI) between 30-40 and is a weight loss option for people who do not qualify for or do not want surgery.

It helps you lose weight by taking up space in your stomach so you eat less and feel full. During the 6 months that the balloon system is in place, you work with your New Jersey Bariatric Center doctors and registered dietitians to establish healthier eating and lifestyle habits that will further your weight loss. After the balloons are removed, you will continue with 6 more months of personalized counseling to maintain your weight loss.
How the Gastric Balloon Works
How the Gastric Balloon Works
The balloon is inserted orally and placed into your stomach during a short, non-surgical procedure. The whole process takes about 20 minutes and most patients return to normal activities shortly afterwards.

During the next 6 months, the gastric balloon reduces the space in your stomach, helping you feel full after consuming less food. You will also work with our nutritional support team to learn to eat smaller portions and make healthy, nutritionally balanced food choices. At the end of the 6-month treatment period, the balloon is deflated and removed by a brief outpatient endoscopic procedure.

Currently, the New Jersey Bariatric Center offers the Spatz adjustable gastric balloon and the Orbera gastric balloon system.
Consultation
Learn more about our medical weight loss options by calling us at 908-481-1270.
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