The physical change that accompanies bariatric surgery is just one part of a successful approach to surgical weight loss. Patients who see the best results go through a mental change as well. Bariatric surgery patients must develop a whole new relationship with food and find ways to overcome other emotional hurdles that have blocked past attempts at weight loss as well.

New Jersey Bariatric Center® understands this and has psychologists trained in the treatment of the bariatric patient. At any time in the pre- and post-surgery process, patients are encouraged to use this valuable resource to help them along their weight loss journey.

Grace Sterling-Odom, LPC

Grace Sterling-Odom is a licensed professional counselor, specializing in weight loss counseling. She conducts pre-surgical evaluations for New Jersey Bariatric Center®‘s pre-operative bariatric patients.