I had been overweight for 20 years. But I really only started to try to lose weight about 10 years ago when I was in my thirties. Then, on my 40th birthday, I looked in the mirror and thought, “Enough. I want to be healthy and thinner. And I want to be more active without being tired or sore.”

I researched the options and found New Jersey Bariatric Center®. I went to a seminar and was impressed with the practice’s results. I wanted doctors who had a lot of experience and the fact that the practice had never had a mortality reassured me. The doctors at New Jersey Bariatric Center® have walked me through everything. I never felt abandoned even when things got tough.

I don’t think I ever would have been able to maintain this substantial weight loss without my LAP-BAND. But that doesn’t mean it’s been easy. The surgery is just a tool and I still have to work at it. Surgery has helped me learn how to eat properly and taught me that I need to exercise. Since losing 75 pounds, I am proud of all the changes in my life. I’m amazed at how much my asthma has improved. I love Disney and I go just about every year. I’m thrilled that I can run around the parks with no more back pain or shortness of breath. I love shopping for clothing wherever I want. No more plus-size stores for me! Thank you New Jersey Bariatric Center® for giving me my life back!


*According to national studies, bariatric surgery results in an average weight loss of 55-80 percent of excess body weight. Excess weight is the amount of weight one needs to lose in order to have a “healthy” BMI of 25.

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    By: New Jersey Bariatric Center Staff

    New Jersey Bariatric Center®, a medical & surgical weight loss center with offices in Springfield, Somerset, Hoboken, East Brunswick, Hackettstown and Sparta, New Jersey, helps patients achieve long-term weight loss success through the most advanced bariatric surgery procedures, including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, gastric band and gastric balloon procedures. Led by the team of Drs. Ajay Goyal, James Buwen, Tina Thomas and Michael Fastiggi, New Jersey Bariatric Center®’s approach to patient care has resulted in zero mortalities and a complication rate that is lower than the national average.

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