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Bariatric Surgeryin New Jersey

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Lose Weight and Keep It Off

Bariatric Surgery in North New Jersey with Dr. Shomaf Nakhjo

For people struggling with weight loss and that may also have accompanying health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, joint pain, sleep apnea, infertility, and more, Dr. Nakhjo's New Jersey Bariatric Surgery offers a safe and healthy option to lose weight and keep it off.

Dr. Nakhjo uses a highly personalized approach to provide plans based on your unique situation with comprehensive pre-operative and post-operative sessions to keep you informed every step of the way. Our dedicated multi-disciplinary team includes nutritionist, counseling, medical and surgical experts along with support groups to help ensure the best possible outcome for each of our patients.

Finally, A Solution

What is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery refers collectively to several different procedures that help you lose weight by making changes in your digestive system. Bariatric surgery is typically performed only after you have tried to lose weight through diet and exercise.

Some bariatric procedures limit how much you can eat. Some work by reducing your body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Others do both. Bariatric surgery is done in the hospital using general anesthesia, meaning you are unconscious during the procedure. Today, most types of bariatric surgeries are performed laparoscopically, which is much less invasive than traditional “open” operations and requires much smaller incisions. While laparoscopic surgery can shorten your recovery, it is not suitable for everyone.

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Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

In addition to limiting the amount of food you consume, bariatric surgeries trigger hormonal changes that aid weight loss. These altered hormonal levels then help relieve conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

Many comorbidities are reduced greatly or totally disappear after sleeve gastrectomy and weight loss. Especially comorbid conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and knee/back pain associated with obesity, to name a few.

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Are you a candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

When considering Bariatric Surgery New Jersey patients may think of this as an option for them if their body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher, which is indicative of extreme obesity. Patients with lower levels of obesity may qualify if they have serious weight-related health problems. Patients with BMI 35 or higher also can qualify if they have two or more health-related issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, heart disease or osteoarthritis. You may be required to participate in follow-up plans that monitor your nutrition, your lifestyle, your behavior, and your medical conditions.

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I knew when I walked out of the office my decision to have Bariatric Surgery (Sleeve) with Dr. Nakhjo was going to be one of the best decisions of my life. Besides feeling confident that I was making the right choice, I felt relief that I was going to get a second chance at life. Dr. Nakhjo has given me that second chance and for that I truly Thank You!

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From Consultation to Results

Your Bariatric Surgery Procedure

Dr. Nakhjo uses a highly personalized approach to provide plans based on your unique situation with comprehensive pre-operative and post-operative sessions to keep you informed every step of the way. Our dedicated multi-disciplinary team includes nutritionist, counseling, medical and surgical experts along with support groups to help ensure the best possible outcome for each of our patients.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Now the most common bariatric procedure, sleeve gastrectomy has also been the most effective in terms of expected weight loss. During this procedure, a thin vertical sleeve of stomach is created using a stapling device. The sleeve is about the size of a banana.

Approximately 85% of the stomach is removed. Food passes through the digestive tract in the usual order, allowing it to be fully absorbed in the body. This works in two ways:

  1. By removing the portion of the stomach thought to control appetite, patients are generally less hungry
  2. By reducing the volume of the stomach, patients feel full quicker and ultimately eat less.

An advantage of this procedure is that it requires no re-routing of the intestines. Sleeve gastronomy also requires a shorter hospital stay than most other bariatric surgeries. After the sleeve gastrectomy New Jersey patients usually see an average hospital stay of 1-2 days

Quicker, Easier, Better

Bariatric Surgery Recovery

Bariatric surgery typically takes less than an hour. After your surgery, you will awaken in a recovery room, where your medical team will monitor you. The length of your hospital stay will depend on the type of Bariatric Surgery performed and the pace of your recovery. The majority of patients go home the following morning after surgery and will be placed on a liquid diet for two weeks. Most patients go back to work or school after 2-4 weeks and can resume exercising four weeks after surgery.

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Bariatric Surgery Results

Following Bariatric Surgery and a commitment to changing your lifestyle habits, you may be able to lose as much as 60 percent of your excess weight within two years. Most patients will lose an average of 1-3 pounds a week for the first two years. The greater the amount overweight, the greater the rate of weight loss.

Your First Step

Schedule your New Jersey Bariatric Surgery consultation with Dr. Shomaf Nakhjo at Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery today!

Dr. Nakhjo invites you to book a conversation about the benefits of Bariatric Surgery in New Jersey by registering here at advancedsurgerynj.com or by calling (973) 383-2222.

Sussex county Bariatrics Surgeon Dr. Shomaf Nakhjo, DO

Bariatrics Frequently Asked Questions

Since you will be under general anesthesia, you won’t feel anything during the surgery. You will have some postsurgical discomfort. Dr. Nakhjo can prescribe pain management medication as needed and appropriate.

All surgeries carry risks, in this case including:

  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Infection
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia or materials used in surgery

In many cases, yes. We’ll help you check with your insurance provider to find out if you are covered.

New Jersey’s Premier Minimally Invasive Surgery Provider

For the most advanced treatment, easiest recovery, and best possible results with minimally invasive surgery in New Jersey, begin your journey with Dr. Shomaf Nakhjo today. Schedule your consultation at either of our convenient locations to begin discussing your personalized treatment plan with a highly skilled and renowned area specialist.