Weight Loss Surgeon in Long Hill Township, NJ

Nusbaum Medical Centers have aided over 6,000 New Jersey residents in losing over 500,000 lbs of excess body weight on their weight loss journeys. Our weight loss center is wholly committed to supporting bariatric patients in Long Hill Township, NJ, and helping them achieve their weight loss goals. 

Dr. Nusbaum is considered a world-renowned authority on bariatric weight loss surgery. He has co-authored definitive surgical textbooks on various bariatric surgeries, and he maintains a presence on national TV, being frequently consulted as a health specialist on weight-loss surgeries. Residents of Long Hill Township trust the Nusbaum Medical Center to be life-long partners on their weight loss journeys.

Weight Loss Surgeons

Nussbaum Medical Center compassionately helps weight loss patients find the right plan and sticks with them from in-take appointment to follow-up. Aside from various bariatric weight-loss surgical procedures, we also offer diet plans and less invasive techniques to help you reach your weight loss goals.

Though clinically proven to be very effective in helping patients lose excess weight, bariatric weight-loss surgeries involve permanent surgical altering and, in some cases, removal of parts of your digestive tract. 

The patients must be dedicated to life-long changes in their diet and lifestyle and schedule routine follow-ups to assess their nutritional health. Nusbaum Medical Centers is with you on your weight loss journey, and we provide lifelong support and a compassionate community of fellow patients. 

Can I Quality for Weight Loss Surgery?

In order to qualify for weight loss surgery, you must meet certain conditions. You may be eligible for bariatric weight loss surgery if:

  • 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

Weight Loss Surgery Pros

Bariatric weight loss surgery is the most highly effective procedure for losing significant amounts of body weight rapidly. In general, patients who receive gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgeries should expect to lose between 30% – 40% of their BMI after six months.

There are other less invasive surgical options available that are also very effective. These procedures do not involve the cutting or altering of your digestive tract and are adjustable, reversible, and temporary.

If the potential cost of bariatric weight loss surgery pushes you away from considering it as an option, rest assured that most bariatric weight loss surgeries are fully covered.

Types of Surgical Weight Loss

Gastric Bypass

This procedure has a proven medical record of being safe and highly effective for helping recipients lose large quantities of excess weight. Gastric bypass is the oldest of available bariatric surgeries. It is also the most popular and most frequently performed weight loss surgery.

This procedure combines both restrictive and malabsorptive techniques to elicit rapid weight loss. The portion of the intestines responsible for absorbing calories is mostly bypassed through intestinal rerouting, and patients have their stomachs stapled to reduce its capacity and restrict how much food can be eaten.

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

Gastric sleeve surgery doesn’t directly alter the intestinal digestive tract. Therefore, a patient’s metabolism and digestion are not changed. Alternatively, a portion of your stomach is removed, leaving behind a narrow bit of the stomach. This resembles a sleeve, and it is where the surgery gets its name. This procedure dramatically reduces the amount of food a patient can eat in one sitting.

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

If you are not a good surgical candidate for a gastric bypass or a gastric sleeve procedure, you may want to consider a gastric band. This procedure is temporary, reversible, and adjustable. It involves the surgeon wrapping a device around the top portion of your stomach to create a small chamber and a narrow passageway through which food may pass.

Lap Band Surgery

This older procedure uses an FDA-approved adjustable device to create the small chamber and narrow passage.

Realize Band Surgery

This newer procedure uses an FDA-approved silicone band to create the narrow passage. It works in the same way as the lap band.

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

Depending on your health and medical history, you may be eligible to have these procedures performed using SILS, or single incision laparoscopic surgery, trademarked by Covidian. Recipients of SILS experience a faster recovery time and experience less pain. 

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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