I’d been overweight my entire life. I was the cute little “chubby” kid who never lost the baby fat. I tried all different types of weight loss programs. Sometimes they worked —  but the weight loss never lasted and neither did the desire to stick to the diet. It seemed the harder I tried, the more weight I piled on. I hated the way I looked. When I started buying clothes in 3X tops and size-22 slacks, I knew I had reached my limit. That’s when I decided I needed to gain control of my weight and called the New Jersey Bariatric Center® for help.

I wanted to lose 100 pounds and I knew it would be a lot of work because the doctors were honest with me from the start. They told me surgery is not magic, and they were right. But knowing that made me work even harder. It was up to me to follow the rules that the doctors and dietitians gave me and I knew if I did what they said, the surgery would work. And it did. I no longer take blood pressure medicine. I no longer take cholesterol medicine; I’ve traded my medications for exercise and vitamins. My confidence level has soared.

I’m so happy with my life since my surgery and give my thanks to the doctors at New Jersey Bariatric Center® for that. It was their compassion and love of what they do that made me a success.


*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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