Weight Loss Surgeon in Roxbury, NJ

For over 25 years, Nusbaum Medical Clinics has provided weight loss surgery in Roxbury, NJ. We have helped weight loss patients who have not seen success from conventional methods reach and maintain a healthy body weight.

Dr. Nusbaum, a weight loss surgeon in Roxbury, NJ, is one of the leading bariatric surgeons. Weight loss surgeons use his techniques all over the world. He’s helped write definitive literature on the topic and frequently appears as a weight loss surgery expert on national television. When you come to Nusbaum Medical Centers, you’re in good hands.

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric surgery is the next step in your weight loss journey if other weight loss solutions have been unsuccessful. Weight loss surgery is safe and effective in helping you lose weight fast and permanently.

Dr. Nusbaum reroutes, cuts, or staples the stomach and digestive tract depending on the type of weight loss surgery that is right for you. These procedures help you lose weight by limiting your appetite and capacity for food. Once you have bariatric surgery, it’s important to commit to a life-long lifestyle and behavior change because the changes to your digestive system are permanent.

What Do I Need to Qualify for Weight Loss Surgery?

If you’re considering weight loss surgery in Roxbury, NJ, you must first check to see if you qualify. Below are the criteria you must meet:

  • 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 allows your body to lose weight fast. Weight loss is rapid and continuous until you reach metabolic homeostasis. After six months, you can expect to lose around 30-40% of your body weight with weight loss surgery.

Another advantage of bariatric surgery is the ability of health insurance providers to cover the procedure. To receive full coverage, you and your medical team must present how this procedure is medically necessary. This often means demonstrating how other weight loss solutions won’t work for you.

Types of Weight Loss Surgery

Gastric Bypass

As the oldest weight loss surgery, gastric bypass is the safest, most clinically proven, and highly sought-after weight loss solution. This procedure has continued to develop with the increased knowledge of the digestive system. Now, the modern procedure combines restrictive and malabsorptive techniques.

Dr. Nusbaum will staple a large portion of your stomach to reduce its capacity. He will then reroute it around the section of the small intestine that absorbs 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 laparoscopic procedure means patients receive small incisions 

Gastric Sleeve

A gastric sleeve procedure leaves the original functionality of the intestines intact and focuses on the stomach. Dr. Nusbaum will remove a majority of your stomach and leave only a narrow tube or sleeve. This reduces how much food you can ingest at once for rapid weight loss results.

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

While gastric bypass and gastric sleeve are permanent procedures, a gastric band is adjustable, reversible, and temporary. During a gastric band procedure, Dr. Nusbaum will place an adjustable device around the upper part of your stomach to restrict its capacity and slow the movement of food. After six to twelve months, you can have the band removed or adjusted.

Lap Band Surgery

Lap band surgery was the first gastric band surgery to be FDA-approved. It uses a ring to restrict the stomach.

Realize Band Surgery

Realize band surgery is a newer procedure but still FDA-approved. It uses a silicone band instead of a ring.

Advantages

  • Least invasive surgery – no cutting, rerouting, or stapling
  • You can regularly adjust your gastric bands 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

Covidian trademarks single incision laparoscopic surgery or SILS. This technique allows you to get any of the above procedures with a single incision. This allows you to have a shorter and less painful recovery.

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?

Yes, if you prove that the procedure is medically necessary, health insurance will cover your weight loss surgery. If you’re eligible for bariatric surgery in Roxbury, NJ, it is unlikely that health insurance providers will reject you.

How Much Weight Can I Expect to Lose?

How much weight you can expect to lose depends on what weight loss surgery you choose. A gastric band will result in 1-2 lbs weight loss per week, while a gastric sleeve or gastric bypass will result in 30-40% body weight reduction in six months.

What Is the Recovery Time After Bariatric Surgery?

After a two to three-day stay in the hospital, recovery from bariatric surgery typically takes three to five weeks. During this time you should avoid going to work or any strenuous activities. If you have SILS, your recovery will be significantly shorter.

Can Bariatric Surgery Help Treat Type 2 Diabetes?

Yes, bariatric surgery can help you better manage the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes. This is because Type 2 Diabetes is often caused by obesity.

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