Weight Loss Surgery in Boonton, NJ

Nusbaum Medical Centers is home to weight loss surgery that helps residents of Boonton, NJ, reach a healthy body weight and maintain it for life. Our medical centers have helped over 6,000 weight loss patients lose over 500,000 lbs with bariatric weight loss surgery. For over 25 years, we have successfully helped weight loss patients regain their health.

Dr. Nusbaum is a weight loss surgeon in Boonton, NJ that is a known authority on bariatric surgery. He has co-authored textbooks on the topics and appeared on national television as a weight loss surgery expert. Weight loss surgeons all over the world are using his bariatric surgery techniques. You can trust Dr. Nusbaum to help you in your weight loss journey.

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

If conventional methods haven’t helped you lose weight, bariatric weight loss surgery in Boonton, NJ, is your next step. Weight loss surgery won’t just help you lose weight; it’ll help you sustain a healthy body weight for life.

Through the rerouting, cutting, and stapling of your stomach and digestive tract, bariatric surgery reduces the amount of food you can eat. With this food reduction, you will see rapid weight loss results. It’s important that once you commit to having bariatric surgery, you also commit to a life-long lifestyle and behavior change as these procedures are permanent.

What Do I Need to Qualify for Weight Loss Surgery?

You are eligible for weight loss surgery in Boonton, NJ if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have a BMI over 40

  • You have a BMI over 35 and are suffering severe comorbidities as a result of their obesity

  • You are more than 100 lbs over their ideal body weight

  • You cannot achieve healthy body weight, even after medically supervised dieting and exercise

Advantages of Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery in Boonton, NJ, induces rapid weight loss that will continue until you reach metabolic homeostasis. You can expect to lose 30-40% of body weight after six months. Not only will weight loss surgery help you lose weight fast, but it’ll also help you keep it off permanently.

Another advantage of bariatric surgery is the ability to have it fully covered by health insurance. To receive full coverage, you and your medical team will need to demonstrate that the surgery is medically necessary and you can’t lose weight through conventional methods. If you qualify for weight loss surgery in Boonton, NJ, it is unlikely that health insurance providers will deny you.

Types of Weight Loss Surgery

Gastric Bypass

The oldest weight loss surgery, gastric bypass, is highly sought-after, safe, and clinically proven to help patients reach a healthy body weight. This procedure has continued to develop with the increase in knowledge of the digestive system. The modern technique uses a combination of restrictive and malabsorptive techniques for a safe and highly effective weight loss solution.

During a gastric bypass in Boonton, NJ, Dr. Nusbaum will staple the stomach to reduce its capacity and then reroute it around the section of the small intestine that absorbs calories. This will reduce the amount of food you can digest.


  • 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 laparoscopic procedure means patients receive small incisions 

Gastric Sleeve

A gastric sleeve procedure doesn’t involve rerouting or cutting of the intestines. Instead, the focus is on the stomach. Dr. Nusbaum will remove your stomach and leave a narrow tube or sleeve of the stomach. This keeps the original functionality of the intestines but reduces the amount of food you can eat at once.


  • 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

A gastric band is a device that’s placed around the upper part of your stomach to restrict its capacity and slow the movement of food. This procedure isn’t permanent like a gastric bypass or sleeve and is instead reversible, adjustable, and temporary. After six months, Dr. Nusbaum will remove or adjust the band to compensate for your weight loss needs.

Lap Band Surgery

The first type of gastric band surgery to be FDA-approved, lap band surgery, involves Dr. Nusbaum placing a ring around your stomach. This forms a small chamber and reduces your food intake.

Realize Band Surgery

Realize band surgery is also FDA-approved, but instead of a ring it uses a silicone band to create the narrow passage in the stomach.


  • 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

Covidian trademarks the technique known as single incision laparoscopic surgery or SILS. It allows for all of the above procedures to be done with a single incision. This results in a less painful and faster recovery time.

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
  • Clifton Location
    999 Clifton Ave
    Clifton, NJ 07013

We provide bariatric surgery services to the following locations:

Weight Loss Surgery FAQs

Will Health Insurance Cover My Weight Loss Surgery?

Yes, health insurance does cover weight loss surgery. To receive full coverage, you and your medical team must demonstrate that the surgery is medically necessary. It is very common for weight loss patients who qualify for bariatric surgery to have the procedure fully covered by health insurance.

How Much Weight Can I Expect to Lose?

The type of weight loss surgery you choose determines the amount of weight you can expect to lose. For example, if you choose a gastric band procedure, you can expect to lose 1-2 lbs per week. If you choose a gastric bypass or sleeve, you can expect to lose 30-40% of your body weight after six months.

What Is the Recovery Time After Bariatric Surgery?

Recovery after bariatric surgery involves a two or three-day stay in the hospital before your surgeon releases you to recover at home. Recovery typically takes three to five weeks, at which point you can return to normal activities. However, if you have a single incision laparoscopic surgery, you can expect a shorter and less painful recovery time.

Can Bariatric Surgery Help Treat Type 2 Diabetes?

Yes, bariatric surgery in Boonton, NJ, can help treat Type 2 Diabetes. Weight loss surgery can help you better manage your Type 2 Diabetes symptoms because this type is typically associated with obesity.


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