Weight Management in New Jersey | Hackensack Meridian Health   

Weight Management

Are you struggling to shed those extra pounds on your own? You're not alone. At Hackensack Meridian Health, we understand the challenges of managing weight, and we're here to support you every step of the way.

Our approach to weight loss is far from one-size-fits-all. We tailor a personalized plan just for you, drawing from a range of proven strategies like nutritional counseling, weight loss medications, exercise guidance and surgery.

With our diverse team of experts, you can access a wide range of services all under one roof. From endocrinologists and registered dietitians to fitness experts and bariatric surgeons, we'll work as a team to help you reach your goals.

Treatments and Programs

If you have a BMI of 27 or higher and struggle to manage your weight on your own, or you have weight-related medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, you may be eligible for our medical weight loss services.

Our medical weight loss programs offer personalized plans tailored to your unique needs, incorporating strategies that include:

  • Dietary supplements
  • Exercise guidance
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Weight loss medications

After a comprehensive evaluation, including blood tests, an EKG, and a review of your health history, we'll develop a customized care plan just for you. Throughout your journey, our team will provide ongoing support and adjustments as needed.

Those who aren’t seeing success from a medical weight loss program can turn to the experts at Hackensack Meridian Health. Here, you can find some of the leading weight loss surgical services in the New York/New Jersey metro area.

Bariatric surgery may be an option if you're more than 100 pounds overweight and have struggled to lose weight through the medical weight loss program. If you have a BMI of 40 or higher or a BMI of 35 or higher with a serious weight-related health condition, or if your weight limits your ability to participate in daily activities, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery.

We offer a range of weight loss surgeries tailored to meet your individual needs, many of which can be performed laparoscopically or robotically, including:

  • Gastric band surgery: Also known as Lap-Band surgery, the surgeon places an adjustable band around the upper part of the stomach, restricting the amount of food you can consume and promoting weight loss.
  • Gastric bypass: This procedure involves creating a small pouch from the stomach and connecting it directly to the small intestine, limiting the amount of food you can eat and reducing calorie absorption.
  • Sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve): During this procedure, a large portion of the stomach is removed, leaving behind a sleeve-shaped stomach, which reduces the amount of food you can eat and decreases hunger hormones, leading to weight loss.
  • Bariatric revision surgery: For those who’ve undergone previous weight loss surgeries and had complications or inadequate weight loss, revision surgery can correct or improve the results.

Remember that weight loss surgery is a tool, not a cure. You’ll achieve successful weight loss and better health through a life-long commitment to exercise and healthy eating.

Why Choose Hackensack Meridian Health

All the weight management services you need are right here in New Jersey. When you come to Hackensack Meridian Health for medical weight loss or bariatric services, you get:

Many of our weight loss surgery centers are fully accredited and recognized for their excellence, ensuring you get top-notch care. With extensive experience performing a variety of weight loss surgeries, we lead the New York/New Jersey metro area in the most advanced and minimally invasive procedures, resulting in faster recovery times and superior outcomes.

Our commitment to high-quality care, excellent outcomes, and long-term success sets us apart, providing you with the confidence and support you need throughout your weight loss journey.

Among our expert staff are fellowship-trained obesity medicine physicians. This specialized training ensures that our medical weight loss team is equipped to handle complex cases and offer the most advanced care options available.

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