Weight Loss Surgeon in Chester, NJ

At Nusbaum Medical Centers, we have helped over 6,000 weight loss patients lose over 500,000 lbs with weight loss surgery. Our bariatric surgery solutions help Chester, NJ, residents reach a healthy body weight and maintain it for life.

Our weight loss surgeon in Chester, NJ, Dr. Nusbaum, is a respected authority on bariatric surgery. He has appeared on national television as a weight loss surgery expert and has co-authored definitive literature on the topic. Surgeons worldwide are using his bariatric surgery techniques to help people lose weight and pursue a healthy life.

Weight Loss Surgery Procedure

Bariatric surgery is the next step in your weight loss journey if conventional weight loss methods have failed. Weight loss surgery is not only safe but highly effective in helping you lose weight fast and keep it off permanently.

Dr. Nusbaum’s bariatric surgeries in Chester, NJ, involve rerouting, cutting, and stapling the stomach and digestive tract. This approach decreases how much food you can eat, which allows your body to lose weight. Bariatric weight loss surgery is permanent, which means this is the last weight loss solution you’ll ever need. It also means you’ll need to commit to a life-long lifestyle and behavior change as the changes to the stomach and intestines are permanent.

What Do I Need to Qualify for Weight Loss Surgery?

You’re eligible for weight loss surgery in Chester, 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 Chester, NJ, has several benefits. Weight loss surgery induces rapid weight loss that continues until you reach metabolic homeostasis. Following your procedure, you should lose 30-40% of your body weight after six months. 

Another advantage to weight loss is the complete coverage from health insurance. To receive full coverage, you and your medical team will need to prove that the surgery is medically necessary and you can’t lose weight by other conventional methods. If you’re eligible for bariatric surgery, health insurance providers will likely grant you full coverage.

Types of Weight Loss Surgery

Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass is the oldest type of weight loss surgery, making it the most clinically proven and sought-after bariatric surgery. Over the years, this procedure has continued to develop with the increased knowledge of the digestive system. The modern technique is safe and effective with a procedure that combines restrictive and malabsorptive techniques.

Dr. Nusbaum will staple a large portion of your stomach to reduce its capacity during a gastric bypass. He will then reroute it around the section of the small intestine that absorbs calories. This will limit the amount of food you can ingest.


  • 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 involves removing your stomach and leaving a narrow tube or sleeve of the stomach. Instead of rerouting or cutting the intestines, this weight loss surgery in Chester, NJ, reduces how much food you can eat at once. This allows you to lose weight while keeping the original functionality of the intestines.


  • 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

An alternative to the permanent weight loss surgeries, a gastric band procedure is adjustable, reversible, and temporary. During a gastric band procedure, Dr. Nusbaum will place a device or band around the upper part of your stomach to restrict its capacity and slow the movement of food.

Lap Band Surgery

A lap band surgery uses an adjustable ring to create a small chamber in the stomach. This weight loss procedure was the first gastric band surgery to be FDA-approved.

Realize Band Surgery

Realize band surgery is a newer surgery but still FDA-approved. Instead of using an adjustable device, Dr. Nusbaum will place a band around your 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

Single incision laparoscopic surgery or SILS allows you to get any of the above procedures with a single incision. This results in a faster and less painful 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 can cover your weight loss surgery in Chester, NJ. You and your medical team will need to demonstrate that the surgery is medically necessary to health insurance providers before they offer full coverage.

How Much Weight Can I Expect to Lose?

Each type of bariatric surgery will result in different weight loss results. If you get gastric band surgery, you can expect to lose 1-2 lbs per week. If you choose a gastric band or sleeve surgery, you can expect to lose 30-40% of your body weight within six months. For more information about how much weight you can expect to lose from your bariatric surgery, contact your doctor.

What Is the Recovery Time After Bariatric Surgery?

After your bariatric surgery in Chester, NJ, you will stay in the hospital for two to three days before returning home. Recovery will then take three to five weeks. However, if you have a single incision laparoscopic surgery, your recovery will be shorter and less painful.

Can Bariatric Surgery Help Treat Type 2 Diabetes?

Yes, bariatric surgery can help treat Type 2 Diabetes because this type is typically attributed to obesity. Your weight loss surgery in Chester, NJ, can help you better manage your Type 2 Diabetes symptoms.


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