Weight Loss Surgeon in Millburn, NJ

Nusbaum Medical Centers provides Millburn residents the best in bariatric weight loss surgery options. Dr. Nusbaum and his medical staff have helped 6,000 New Jersians lose a combined total of 500,000 lbs (and counting).

Dr. Nusbaum is considered a world-renowned authority on bariatric weight loss surgery. He has co-authored some of the essential textbooks used by medical students today and has appeared as a media ambassador for weight loss surgery and other weight loss methods on national television.

New Jersey residents trust Dr. Nusbum and the Nusbaum Medical Centers to help them achieve their weight loss goals. If you are interested in bariatric weight loss surgery and want to discuss your options, contact one of our five regional medical offices and speak with an onboarding specialist today.

Weight Loss Surgery

Many weight loss surgeries are complicated procedures, and the effects are permanent. You must discuss all of your options with your physician before seeking bariatric weight loss surgery. Though quite effective, the procedures are invasive and involve the rerouting of your intestinal tract and, in some cases, the permanent altering of your stomach. Patients who receive the surgery need to remain dedicated to lifelong changes to their lifestyle, diet and maintain a regular series of follow-up appointments to achieve their weight loss goals. 

Nusbaum Medical Centers are dedicated to walking alongside you every step of the way. From pre-op to follow-ups, we are here to help you reach your weight loss goals and support you with a community of like-minded weight loss patients.  

How To Qualify for Weight Loss Surgery

Qualifying for weight loss surgery involves a consensus between you and your medical team, consisting of your physician and a weight loss surgeon. You must demonstrate that conventional weight loss methods have not worked for you in the past, and in some cases, you may need to undergo a mental health screening to help determine if you are eligible for the procedure. 

In general, weight loss patients must demonstrate one or more of the following to be eligible for bariatric weight loss surgery:

  • 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

Health Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

Though bariatric weight loss surgeries are complicated procedures, they have been clinically proven to be effective at helping patients lose significant amounts of excess body weight. On average, a weight loss patient who undergoes bariatric weight loss surgery can expect to lose between 30% to 40% of their excess body weight after six months.

There are various surgery options available to you if you have specific medical needs. If you aren’t a good candidate for one surgical option, you may qualify for another. These options all work differently, but they all work toward the same goal – sustainable, life-long weight loss.

If you are concerned about the cost, know that most bariatric weight loss procedures are fully covered by insurance so long as a patient and their medical team can prove the procedure is medically necessary. 

Weight Loss Surgery Types

Gastric Bypass

This procedure is the most sought-after bariatric surgery option. It has been proven safe and effective for helping patients reduce their excess body weight. Generally, this procedure involves malabsorptive and restrictive methods to incite rapid weight loss. 

A portion of the stomach is stapled off so that the amount of food a patient can eat is restricted. Additionally, a part of the small intestine is rerouted to bypass the stretch of the digestive tract 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

This is a newer procedure that involves no interstitial rerouting. Instead, the majority of the stomach is removed, leaving behind a narrow sleeve. This has the effect of reducing how much you can eat, as well as removing the area of your stomach responsible for producing hunger hormones. Your actual digestive tract is not altered.

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

These procedures are the least invasive surgeries because they don’t alter your body surgically. They instead restrict the amount of food you can eat at one time by wrapping a band around the top portion of your stomach, creating two chambers. The top chamber is small and reduces the amount of food you can ingest comfortably. 

Lap Band Surgery

This procedure is older and involves an adjustable device to create the narrow passage.

Realize Band Surgery

This procedure is newer and uses an FDA-approved silicone band to create the narrow passage.

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

If you qualify, all our procedures can be performed laparoscopically with a single incision. We use SILS, or single incision laparoscopic surgeries, trademarked by Covidian, to complete surgical procedures wherever possible.

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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