Weight Loss Surgeon in Montclair, NJ

The medical staff of Nusbaum Medical Centers have helped over 6,000 New Jersey residents lose over 500,000 lbs of excess body weight. Our weight loss professionals are fully committed to supporting bariatric patients in Montclair, NJ, achieve their weight loss goals and maintain a healthy body weight once they meet those goals. 

Considered a world-renowned authority on bariatric weight loss surgery, Dr. Nusbaum has co-authored the definitive surgical textbooks on various bariatric surgeries. He maintains a presence on national TV, being frequently interviewed as a health specialist on weight-loss surgeries. 

New Jersey trusts the Nusbaum Medical Centers to help them reach their weight loss goals. If you want to know more about weight loss surgery, contact one of our five medical offices.

Weight Loss Surgeons

Nussbaum Medical Centers are dedicated to helping weight loss patients find the plan that is right for them. Aside from various bariatric weight-loss surgical procedures, we offer diet plans and less invasive techniques for meeting your weight loss goals.

However, if you believe surgery is your best option, you should know a few things before undergoing such a procedure. Though clinically proven to be very effective in helping patients lose large quantities of excess weight, Bariatric weight-loss surgeries involve permanent surgical altering and, in some cases, removal of parts of your digestive tract. 

You must be committed to life-long changes to diet and lifestyle as well as submit to regular follow-ups to gauge your nutritional health. However, Nusbaum Medical Centers is with you on your weight loss journey every step of the way, from pre-op to your follow-ups. 

Can I Quality for Weight Loss Surgery?

You are eligible for weight loss surgery if you meet certain qualifications. You must have tried to lose weight through conventional diet and exercise, and your physician must deem the procedure medically necessary.

You are 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

Pros of Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric weight loss surgery has been proven highly effective in helping patients lose significant amounts of body weight. On average, candidates for gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgeries can expect to lose anywhere between 30% – 40% of their excess body weight.

If these more invasive procedures are not medically viable based on your specific health needs, know that there are other less invasive surgical options available that are also very effective and temporary procedures. 

Does the potential cost of bariatric weight loss surgery push you away from exploring it as an option? Most bariatric surgical procedures are fully covered by health insurance if your medical team can prove the surgery is medically necessary.  

Types of Surgical Weight Loss

Let’s explore some of the surgical options available to weight loss patients at Nusbaum Medical Centers.

Gastric Bypass

This is the most common bariatric weight loss surgery performed in the US. It has a proven medical record of being safe and highly effective for helping recipients lose large quantities of excess weight.

This procedure combines both restrictive and malabsorptive techniques to induce rapid weight loss. The stomach is stapled off so that patients can only eat limited amounts of food. Also, the portion of your intestines responsible for absorbing calories is mostly bypassed through intestinal rerouting. 


  • 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 newer procedure doesn’t directly alter your intestinal digestive tract. Your metabolism and ability to digest food are not surgically altered. Instead, a portion of your stomach is removed, leaving only a narrow sleeve. You are only able to eat tiny portions of food before you feel full.


  • 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 are the least invasive surgeries and are only temporary weight loss procedures. Both variations work similarly to create two chambers in your stomach by using a restrictive band. This vastly reduces the amount of food patients can eat before feeling full. These devices are only meant to remain in the body for six to twelve months.

Lap Band Surgery

This older procedure involves an FDA-approved adjustable device to create the narrow passage.

Realize Band Surgery

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


  • 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 medical history, you may be eligible to have these procedures performed using SILS, or single incision laparoscopic surgery, trademarked by Covidian. Single incisions cut down on the operating time as well as your 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?

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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