A Conversation with Dr. Michael Nusbaum on Obesity & Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Michael Nusbaum is Bariatric Section Chief at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Surgical Director of the Metabolic Medicine and Weight Control Center.

When should someone who struggles with weight consider bariatric surgery or Morristown Medical Center’s medical weight loss program?

Anyone who is struggling with weight issues should come to the center for help. Whether you have 10 pounds to lose or over 100 pounds or more, the center is Ideally equipped to help every patient based on their metabolism, to lose the weight. For those patients who have tried everything and failed, bariatric surgery is an excellent option. We now have many modalities to help our patients lose the weight and keep it off. This includes gastric sleeve surgery, gastric bypass surgery, gastric banding and the gastric balloon which is a non-surgical weight-loss option.

Is the center impacting the overweight population in your community?

Our center has had a tremendous impact on the community. The result is that we have been overwhelmed with patients seeking help. These patients range the gamut from those just looking for help and losing a little bit of weight to those who have struggled their entire lives and need help losing significant amounts of weight. The strength of our center is that we have a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to the weight-loss process. This enables us to look at the patient through a metabolic and nutritional perspective.