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Weight Loss Programs FAQs2019-01-08T17:48:23+00:00

Weight Loss Programs

No matter what your weight loss goals are, Nusbaum Weight Loss Centers of New Jersey is here to help you.

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Surgical Weight Loss FAQs

Most patients undergoing bariatric surgery have questions about the procedures, weight loss, and aftercare. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and corresponding answers. If you have any additional questions, please contact us. We are happy to assist you in any way we can. If you have questions that aren’t answered here or just want to talk to someone about what options are best for you, please call our office at 973.998.9833 .

You may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if you:

  • Need to lose 80 to 100+ pounds
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 40
  • Suffer from obesity-related health problems

The biggest benefits of bariatric surgery include weight loss and improved health.

Risks of bariatric surgery vary by procedure.

Some risks include:

  • Acid reflux
  • Chronic nausea and vomiting
  • Dilation of esophagus
  • Obstruction of stomach

Your bariatric surgeon will review all potential risks and complications with you prior to surgery.

It depends on the procedure:

  • laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery
    • 40 to 50 percent of excess body weight over 24 or more months after surgery.
    • Weight loss is slow and gradual.
  • gastric bypass surgery
    • 60 to 80 percent of excess body weight within 12 to 18 months after surgery.
    • Weight loss is rapid.
  • gastric sleeve surgery
    • 60 to 70 percent of excess body weight within 12 to 18 months.
    • Weight loss is slower than gastric bypass.

Long-term weight stability depends on diet and exercise.

Most insurance companies cover the costs of laparoscopic, adjustable gastric band, gastric sleeve, and gastric bypass surgeries.

Review your insurance policy to see if:

  • It covers weight loss surgery
  • You must meet any additional requirements for coverage

Attend a free bariatric surgery information session to learn more about insurance coverage.

It depends on the procedure:

  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery places a thin, inflatable ring around the upper part of your stomach to create a new, smaller stomach pouch.
  • Gastric bypass surgery divides the stomach into two portions and staples the smaller portion together to make a stomach pouch.
  • Gastric sleeve surgery removes part of the stomach and creates a new, tube-shaped stomach or “sleeve.”

It depends on the procedure:

  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery – usually one day, including one overnight stay.
  • Gastric bypass surgery – two to three days.
  • Gastric sleeve surgery – two to three days.

It depends on the procedure and each individual:

  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery – about 10 days after surgery.
  • Gastric bypass surgery – about two to four weeks after surgery.
  • Gastric sleeve surgery – about two to four weeks after surgery.

It depends on the procedure:

  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery: Yes. If problems or complications arise, you can have the band surgically removed.
  • Gastric bypass surgery: In most cases, no. Only a small number of patients with significant long-term complications are considered for a surgical revision.
  • Gastric sleeve surgery: No.

Obesity can make it difficult for some women to become pregnant, so bariatric surgery can actually help with fertility. If you want to become pregnant, you should wait until your weight stabilizes — about 18 to 24 months following surgery — because rapid weight loss and nutrition deficiencies can harm a developing fetus.

Your bariatric surgeon will advance you through the following four phases of the post-surgery diet:

  1. Clear liquid diet
  2. Soft pureed diet
  3. Adaptable, soft diet
  4. Stabilization diet

Intolerance to certain foods varies from person to person.

The most common problem-foods include:

  • Pasta
  • Red meat
  • Soft breads
  • White rice

If you’re concerned about excess skin on your stomach or other areas, plastic surgery is an option. After you’re at a stable weight — about 12 to 18 months following surgery — you should meet with a plastic surgeon to discuss your options and insurance coverage.

A variety of bariatric surgery procedures are available to help patients achieve significant, long-term weight loss. These procedures work by limiting the amount of food a patient can ingest. These procedures either:

  • Reduce the size of the stomach with a gastric band.
  • Remove a portion of the stomach, such as with a sleeve gastrectomy.
  • Reroute the small intestine to a small stomach pouch, as with gastric bypass surgery.

Bypass procedures, including gastric bypass surgery, tend to be the most effective at combating diabetes.

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Medical Weight Loss FAQs

Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions people have about New Jersey Medical Weight Loss. If you have any additional questions about our medical weight loss programs in New Jersey that are not covered below, please contact us. We are happy to assist you in any way we can. If you would like to talk to someone about what weight loss option would be best for you, please call our office at 973.998.9833 .

Yes, weight loss actually helps reduce high blood pressure – sometimes to a level where you could reduce or even eliminate your blood pressure medication entirely.

Yes, weight loss actually helps reduce high blood pressure – sometimes to a level where you could reduce or even eliminate your blood pressure medication entirely.

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

Nusbaum Weight Loss Centers of New Jersey helps hundreds of patients a week with their weight loss goals. Here are what a few of them have to say about their success.

I am having a great experience. So far 37 pounds, only need 20 more to go. Love Dr. Nusbaum and his staff.

FRANCINE R.

I struggled with weight loss for most of my adult life. After visiting Nusbaum Weight Loss Centers of New Jersey, I have successfully lost 52 lbs and kept it off for almost 2 years now. Thank you soo much Dr. Nusbaum!

LAURA G.

68 lbs and counting!! Ya! Thank you for all that you have done for me and my life. I feel like I am 25 years old again!

PAULA D.
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