Weight Loss Surgery in Bloomfield NJ

Nusbaum Medical Centers offers Bloomfield NJ patients the best in bariatric weight loss surgery. Dr. Nusbaum, a world-renowned bariatric weight loss surgery specialist, has helped 6,000 New Jersey patients lose a combined total of over 500,000 lbs. 

Starting practice when bariatric weight loss surgery was in its infancy, Dr. Nusbaum has been a leading figure in the evolution of weight-loss surgeries. He acts as a media ambassador for weight loss surgery on programs like NBC’s Today Show, and he has co-authored definitive textbooks on the surgical procedures used by weight loss surgeons all over the world.

Contact one of our five NJ offices if you want to schedule a consultation at a Nusbaum Medical Center office. Dr. Nusbaum and his exceptional associates can help you decide if bariatric weight loss surgery is right for you. 

Surgical Weight Loss in Bloomfield, NJ

Nusbaum Medical Center is committed to helping patients achieve their weight loss goals. Weight loss surgeries that alter or remove portions of your gastrointestinal tract will require lifelong changes to diet, the taking of additional nutritional supplements, and regular follow-ups. 

We feel that it is our responsibility to help you stay committed to your weight loss goals. Nusbaum Medical Center is by your side and here to help pre-op, post-op, and for life. You can achieve and maintain your weight loss goals!

Do I Qualify For Weight Loss Surgery?

To be a candidate for weight loss surgery, you must show that other conventional weight loss methods have not been successful in helping you maintain a healthy body weight. Additionally, if you suffer from comorbidities resulting from excess weight, then surgical weight loss could be your best solution for achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight. Doing so will certainly address those secondary health issues.

Some bariatric weight loss surgeries permanently change your digestive system. Weight loss patients who undergo these procedures must be committed to life-long lifestyle changes, regular vitamin supplements, and routine follow-ups.

To qualify for weight loss surgery, patients must generally meet the following prerequisites:

  • They have a BMI over 40
  • They have a BMI over 35 and are suffering severe comorbidities as a result of their obesity
  • They are more than 100 lbs over their ideal body weight
  • They cannot achieve healthy body weight, even after medically supervised dieting

Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

The safety and effectiveness of bariatric weight loss surgery have been proven repeatedly in the medical literature. Patients who undergo bariatric weight loss surgery lose anywhere from 30% – 40% of their excess body weight after six months. The losses continue until a healthy, stable body weight is achieved.

 1. You Have Various Options for Weight Loss Surgery

As a weight loss patient exploring your options, it helps to know that various types of bariatric weight loss procedures are available. These varieties all work a little differently, so it is easier to find one that best suits your physiology, medical history, and weight loss goals. 

 2. Most Bariatric Weight Loss Surgeries Are Covered By Insurance

Bariatric weight loss surgeries are not cosmetic surgeries, and so most surgeries are covered if the weight loss patient and their medical team can demonstrate the surgery is medically necessary. 

 3. You’ll Feel Fuller Faster and For Longer

The different weight loss surgeries all work toward the same goal – making you fuller faster and for longer periods of time.

 4. Reduce the Amount of Calories You Absorb

The procedures that surgically alter your digestive system reduce your body’s ability to absorb calories through a process called malabsorption. This means the weight you lose through bariatric weight loss surgery is more likely to stay off.

Let’s explore the weight loss surgeries offered at Nusbaum Medical Center.

Weight Loss Surgery Options

Gastric Bypass

This weight loss surgery is one of the oldest and most trusted weight loss procedures for weight loss patients. As our understanding of digestion and obesity has evolved, so too has the gastric bypass procedure.

The most popular version of the procedure is called the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. This surgery takes restrictive and malabsorptive theories of weight loss and combines them to maximize weight loss benefits. Weight loss surgeons staple off a portion of the stomach, restricting the amount of food one can eat. The stomach is then rerouted to connect directly to the jejunum. This rerouting causes food to bypass a section of the small intestine responsible for absorbing most calories.

Advantages

  • Uses restrictive and malabsorptive techniques to induce rapid weight loss
  • Patients feel full faster
  • This leads to the resolution of comorbidities associated with obesity
  • The procedure is performed laparoscopically, so patients receive small incisions 

Gastric Sleeve

The gastric sleeve procedure is a newer weight loss surgery option that doesn’t require any rerouting or cutting of your intestines. With this weight loss surgery, your body’s ability to absorb and digest food isn’t surgically altered. In this procedure, weight loss surgeons remove most of the stomach, leaving behind a narrow sleeve that starts at the esophageal sphincter and ends where the stomach connects to the intestines. 

Advantages

  • Reduces stomach capacity while still allowing for the regular consumption of food, just in smaller amounts
  • Removes the section of the stomach that produces the hunger-producing hormone ghrelin
  • It does not lead to complications surrounding intestinal bypass because this procedure only focuses on the stomach
  • Considered very effective for patients with a high BMI

Gastric Band

Gastric bands are popular options for weight loss patients because the procedure doesn’t involve any stapling, cutting, or intestinal rerouting. Instead, a temporary band is placed around the upper portion of the stomach, which restricts the amount of food that can be eaten at one time. Otherwise, digestion isn’t altered. 

There are two main gastric band surgeries approved by the FDA.

Lap Band Surgery

The older of the two options, this weight loss procedure involves placing a temporary and adjustable band on the upper portion of the stomach, creating two chambers. The upper chamber is smaller and fills up quickly, meaning the weight loss patient feels full faster.

Realize Band Surgery

This newer variation of gastric band surgery uses a silicone ring that a weight loss surgeon wraps around the upper portion of the stomach. Like the lap band procedure, this makes a smaller first chamber that empties slowly into the larger second chamber. The smaller upper pouch can only hold about half a cup of food, greatly restricting what can fit comfortably in the stomach.

Advantages

  • Least invasive surgery – no cutting, rerouting or stapling
  • Gastric bands can be regularly adjusted to induce weight loss if a patient starts to gain weight again
  • The adjustable band means customizable weight loss
  • Faster recovery time and less pain 

Single Incision Surgery

Our medical centers use SILS, or single incision laparoscopic surgeries, trademarked by Covidian to perform all weight loss procedures whenever it is medically possible to do so.. SILS is just as safe and effective for performing these surgeries but with one incision, the cosmetic results are better.

Our Service Areas

Nusbaum Medical Centers has 2 office locations in Cedar Knolls and Clifton.

  • Cedar Knolls Location
    197 Ridgedale Ave, Suite 160
    Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
    973.834.7601
  • Clifton Location
    999 Clifton Ave
    Clifton, NJ 07013
    973.834.7601

We provide bariatric surgery services to the following locations:

Weight Loss Surgery FAQs

Will Health Insurance Cover My Weight Loss Surgery?

Bariatric weight loss surgery is performed on weight loss patients who cannot lose weight by conventional means, so usually, health insurance will cover. Patients and their medical team will have to demonstrate that the surgery is medically necessary, but often this is very easy to prove.

How Much Weight Can I Expect to Lose?

Less invasive procedures, such as gastric band surgeries, do not alter digestion. They make eating large amounts of food very uncomfortable. With this weight loss procedure, patients can expect to lose 1 – 2 lbs per week. 

More invasive weight loss procedures will have a faster, more dramatic effect. Patients who receive a gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy can expect to lose between 30% and 40% of their body weight after six months.

What Is the Recovery Time After Bariatric Surgery?

One of the benefits of our single incision laparoscopic surgery method is that the recovery time is faster than if you received multiple incisions.

For the more involved procedures, patients stay in the hospital for two to three days and then can spend the rest of their recovery at home. Generally, after three to five weeks, the weight loss patient can resume normal activities. 

Can Bariatric Surgery Help Treat Type 2 Diabetes?

Yes, if your type two diabetes is a comorbidity resulting from obesity, then bariatric weight loss surgery can help you better manage symptoms.   

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