Perhaps no other medical condition has been more misunderstood, mistreated or misrepresented than obesity.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 120 million people are obese or overweight— a number that has risen sharply in recent years. Today, it is estimated that approximately 60% of the United States population is considered overweight or obese.
Obesity is defined by the National Institutes of Health as being 100 or more pounds over your ideal body weight*, morbid obesity is not simply a disorder of will power. Physiologic, bio-chemical and genetic evidence indicate that morbid obesity is a complex condition involving family history as well as environmental, socioeconomic and psychological factors.
At Barnabas Health, we realize that weight loss is a journey – not a destination. In order to be successful, it requires life-long changes and commitment. That is why we created The Weight Loss Institute of New Jersey.
The Weight Loss Institute provides a variety of weight loss programs individually tailored to meet your needs. Our goal is to develop a relationship with you and support you throughout your journey to better health.
At the Weight Loss Institute, we make
a long-term commitment to our patients’ health by guiding you
through the pre-surgery consultations, surgery, recovery and post-surgery
It is important to understand that surgical treatment
is considered only when other methods have not been successful. The
surgery itself is only a tool to jump-start your body losing weight
- complying with diet, exercise and behavior modifications will determine
your ultimate success. Thus, it is important that
our patients make a long term commitment to their health and the program.
Surgery should not be considered until
you and your doctor have evaluated all other options. As
with all surgeries, there are risks associated
with this procedure. Your doctor will determine if you are an appropriate
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