Weight Loss Surgeon in Harding, NJ

Nusbaum Medical Centers provides weight loss surgery in Harding, NJ. For over 25 years, we have helped 6,000 weight loss patients throughout NJ reach a healthy weight and maintain it permanently. Our medical centers provide multiple types of bariatric surgeries, so you can choose the weight loss surgery that’s right for you.

Our weight loss surgeon in Harding, NJ, Dr. Nusbaum, is respected as an authority on bariatric weight loss surgery. Worldwide, weight loss surgeons use his bariatric surgery techniques. Dr. Nusbaum has co-authored definitive literature and appeared on national television as a weight loss surgery specialist. When you come to Nusbaum Medical Centers for your weight loss surgery, you’re in good hands.

Weight Loss Surgery Procedure

Are you unable to lose weight through conventional methods? If so, bariatric surgery is the next step in your weight loss journey. Bariatric weight loss surgery is safe and highly effective in helping you lose weight quickly and permanently.

Weight loss surgeries limit how much food you can eat through the rerouting, cutting, and stapling of your digestive tract. By limiting the amount of food you can ingest, you’ll begin to lose weight fast. It’s important to commit to a life-long lifestyle and behavior change as this procedure permanently changes your stomach and intestines. However, this also means you’ll be able to maintain your healthy body weight for life.

What Do I Need to Qualify for Weight Loss Surgery?

To qualify for weight loss surgery in Harding, NJ, you must 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 Harding, NJ, can help you lose weight at a rapid pace. This rapid weight loss will continue until you reach metabolic homeostasis. You can expect to lose as much as 30-40% of your body weight by six months.

Weight loss surgery is also fully covered by health insurance. However, to receive full coverage, you and your medical team will need to demonstrate to health insurance providers that the surgery is necessary and you can’t lose weight through conventional methods. If you qualify for bariatric surgery, it is highly unlikely that providers will deny you coverage.

Types of Weight Loss Surgery

Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass is the safest, most clinically proven, and highly sought-after weight loss surgery due to its seniority. Despite being the oldest type of weight loss surgery, the gastric bypass procedure has continually progressed with the increased knowledge of the digestive system. The modern method incorporates both restrictive and malabsorptive techniques for a safe procedure and a highly effective weight loss solution.

Dr. Nusbau will staple a large portion of your stomach and reroute it around the section of the small intestine that absorbs calories during a gastric bypass. This stapling and rerouting procedure will reduce how much food you can ingest, which prevents you from overeating and instead allows your body to begin losing weight.


  • 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 the stomach and leaving a small tube or sleeve of the stomach intact. This procedure keeps the original functionality of the intestines, but it will permanently limit the amount of food you can eat in one sitting and decreases your hunger sensation overall.


  • 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

Compared to a gastric bypass or sleeve, a gastric band is not a permanent weight loss surgery. A gastric band is a reversible, adjustable, and temporary procedure where Dr. Nusbaum will place an adjustable device around the upper part of your stomach. This will restrict the stomach’s capacity and slow the movement of food until you have the device adjusted or removed after six to twelve months.

Lap Band Surgery

Lap band surgery was the first gastric band procedure to get FDA approval. In this procedure, the adjustable device is a ring.

Realize Band Surgery

A newer procedure, realize band surgery is also FDA approved but instead of a ring, it uses a silicone band.


  • 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

If you qualify for single incision laparoscopic surgery or SILS, you can receive any of the above weight loss surgeries with a single incision. Covidian trademarks SILS, which 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 should cover your weight loss surgery. However, you and your medical team will need to prove that the surgery is medically necessary to health insurance providers.

How Much Weight Can I Expect to Lose?

Each weight loss surgery will have a different weight loss result. If you get a gastric band procedure, you can expect to lose 1-2 lbs per week. If you choose a gastric bypass or sleeve procedure, you can expect to lose 30-40% of your body weight after six months.

What Is the Recovery Time After Bariatric Surgery?

After your bariatric weight loss surgery, you will stay in the hospital for two to three days before going home to recover for three to five weeks. After five weeks, you can return to your everyday activities. However, if you have SILS, your recovery time will be significantly shorter and less painful.

Can Bariatric Surgery Help Treat Type 2 Diabetes?

Yes, bariatric surgery can help treat Type 2 Diabetes. This type is often attributed to obesity, so after your weight loss surgery in Harding, NJ, you will be able to manage your Type 2 Diabetes symptoms better.


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