At Meridian we offer patients access to four bariatric programs between Monmouth and Ocean counties. While each program and facility may be slightly different from one another in terms of physicians, personnel, and environmental details, all remain focused on one common goal of getting patients back to a healthier lifestyle through safe and effective weight-loss surgery options.
Our highly personal and comprehensive approach offers individual care plans based on each individualized patient. The success of our patients stem from the team approaches used at our centers, as candidates spend time with a nutritionist, psychologist, pulmonary specialist, cardiologist, and gastroenterologist before undergoing surgery. They also receive continuous follow-up education and support following surgery, and have access to a wealth of health and wellness resources through a variety of Meridian services.
Bariatric surgery requires just one surgery but offers patients an option between a number of different procedures. At Meridian, our physicians are skilled in the following weight-loss procedures:
- Gastric Bypass
- Gastric Band
- Sleeve Gastrecotomy
Your Bariatric Team
According to estimates, less than 5% of individuals who participate in non-surgical weight loss programs will lose a significant amount of weight and maintain that loss for a long period of time. Sustained weight loss for patients who are morbidly obese is even harder to achieve. Worse, people who subject their bodies to a severe and continuing cycle of weight loss and gain know as "yo-yo dieting" are subject to serious health risks.
To help our patients succeed, we have built a program that ensures active participation of our patients in their weight-loss journey, which includes medical, nutritional, emotional, and exercise counseling. After surgery, we continue to be committed to our patients to ensure positive results by helping them maintain healthy habits. Our comprehensive approach to care is only one reason that sets us apart. At Meridian, your bariatric surgery team will include:
- Exercise and Behavioral Health Experts
All of these individuals work together with you, to develop a personalized care plan. This care plan includes extensive education and evaluation before surgery, and the lifetime follow-up care and support crucial to keeping the weight off and staying healthy.
When you decide to go forward with bariatric surgery, it becomes a team effort. The bariatric team is available to assist you, and ensure that your surgery is not an experience you have to face alone.