Bariatric Weight Loss

For more information – or to start taking the first steps in your weight loss journey – please call (201) 854-5702.

Comprehensive Medical And Surgical Weight-Loss Interventions For A Healthier Lifestyle


Losing weight is a challenge? Losing a lot of weight – and keeping it off – is even harder. Often, it takes expert medical advice and support to help you achieve and maintain the weight loss you desire.

As one of the leading obesity treatment programs in the area, we provide you results-oriented treatment options for the best long-lasting results. But we recognize that success takes more than words. Your road to accomplishing your goals takes planning, dedication, teamwork, support — and a program that is designed specifically for you.

At Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center, you won’t find shortcuts or fads. Instead, you will find a medically-supervised, safe weight-loss program that is based on science. Our group support, medical supervision, nutritional counseling, and real-world strategies will fit your life and help you achieve improved health through weight loss.

Our Patients

We offer hope to patients who are suffering from obesity, especially those who have or are at risk for other health issues, such as:

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Sleep apnea and other breathing problems
  • Osteoarthritis and back problems
  • Heart disease
  • Other metabolic conditions

Your weight is the result of many factors. Some of them, like family history, you cannot change. But you can change some of the factors, such as lifestyle and eating habits. We care for individuals who are looking for a supervised weight reduction program to help them meet their weight-loss goals and reduce their risk for serious health issues.

Our Services

  • Medical weight-loss programs managed by a board-certified medical bariatrician
  • Surgical consultations with nationally-renowned, board-certified bariatric surgeons
  • Metabolic testing — resting and exercise
  • Access to weight-loss products, supplements and prescription medications
  • Referrals for the treatment of hypertension, sleep apnea, lipid disorders, and other health conditions that may be related to obesity
  • Nutritional evaluation/recommendations
  • Partnership with the Palisades Medical Center Fitness & Wellness Center
  • Psychological/behavioral intervention
  • Support groups

Our Team

At Palisades Medical Center, our weight loss professionals value a multidisciplinary approach to medical and surgical weight loss. Our doctors rely on the skills and knowledge of experienced professionals who are committed to providing you with ongoing support through your weight loss surgery and beyond. Our team includes:

  • Board-certified laparoscopic surgeons
  • Bariatricians
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Nutritionists
  • Health Psychologists
  • Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants
  • Program Managers
  • Support Groups

Non-Surgical Options for Weight Loss

Our program of medically-supervised, non-surgical weight loss is aimed at helping you achieve long-term weight loss through medical, nutritional and lifestyle changes. Our extensive resources include prescription medications, diet supplements, and fitness, along with education, support, and help when you need it.

Surgical Options for Weight Loss

For many severely overweight people, surgery is often the best and safest option for long-lasting weight-loss. Bariatric surgery may help you lose up to 75% of your excess weight. In fact, many of our patients have reached their ideal body weight through a combination of weight-loss surgery and our comprehensive program that includes support and counseling, nutritional counseling, referrals to other medical specialists if necessary, and aftercare. Many health problems that are associated with obesity – such as diabetes and sleep apnea – are resolved following weight-loss surgery.

All of our bariatric surgery procedures are performed using minimally invasive techniques (also known as laparoscopic surgery). Our team of surgeons has extensive experience in performing all types of weight-loss operations. We perform the following American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery-approved procedures:

  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Bending
  • Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Vagal Nerve Blockade — vBloc
  • Laparoscopic Revisional Procedures for Weight-Loss Failure/Regain

What Makes Us Different?

Our surgeons have extensive experience in delivering consistent high-quality care with excellent outcomes. To patients, this means that you are getting the very best weight-loss treatment available. Our team of dedicated specialists discuss each procedure with every patient. Together, we determine treatment options that are best for you.

We're With You Before, During and After Surgery

Your weight-loss journey doesn’t start and end with surgery. Follow-up is an important part of helping you make sure that you lose the weight and keep it off. The long-term aftercare you receive helps ensure your continued weight-loss success.

Weight loss can have a major impact on many different areas of your life. It can affect your emotions, your work life, your family life, and your other relationships. Our support groups enable you to connect with other people like you who are on the journey to living a happier and healthier life.

For more information – or to start taking the first steps in your weight loss journey – please call (201) 854-5702.

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