Morbid obesity is defined as more than 100 pounds overweight and/or suffering from obesity-related health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, joint disease or infertility. For those people, often the safest and most effective way to achieve substantial long-term weight loss is through a comprehensive approach that includes medical, psychological, nutritional, surgical, diet and exercise solutions.
At Atlantic Health Weight & Wellness Center, located at Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center, we’re one of the only hospital-affiliated programs in the region to offer coordinated metabolic medicine and bariatric surgery.
Comprehensive testing program; all patient testing is completed within a single 24-hour period at Overlook Medical Center
Dedicated and specially-trained bariatric surgery health care team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, technicians and facilitators available at Morristown, Overlook, Newton and Chilton medical centers
Patient navigator, available at Overlook Medical Center, to guide patients and families through the weight management process
Medically trained exercise physiologist at Morristown Medical Center who will create an exercise routine and goals specific to patients' unique lifestyles
Collaboration between the American College of Nutrition and Morristown Medical Center to incorporate research-based protocols into patient treatment plans
Private pay gastric band package, available at Morristown and Overlook medical centers, for laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAP-BAND® or REALIZE™ Band) procedures
Atlantic Health Weight and Wellness Center at Newton Medical Center