If excess pounds have been piling up and weighing you down, bariatric surgery may be your road to wellness. That journey can begin here, at Hackettstown Medical Center.
Can you rattle off the list of diets you’ve attempted unsuccessfully? Have you lost – and regained, and added to – the same pounds over and over again? If you’ve been on this roller coaster for years and wish to achieve meaningful and sustained weight loss, it may be time to consider bariatric surgery.
Are You a Candidate?
To qualify for surgery, patients must meet specific criteria: being at least 100 pounds overweight; having a BMI of 40 or more; or having a BMI of 35 or more with at least one obesity-related condition, such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea or osteoarthritis.
Hackettstown’s dedicated team of fellowship-trained surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, technicians and facilitators are skilled in the unique needs of the bariatric patient. The program’s concierge department guides patients and their families through every step of the process, including comprehensive preadmission testing. All tests – from nutritional and psychological evaluations to imaging and lab work – can be completed within a single day at Hackettstown. Private patient rooms are designed for the safety and comfort of the bariatric patient.
A Long-Term Solution … Not a Quick Fix
Surgery is only one part of the process; both before and after surgery, patients must commit to lifestyle changes as well. The commitment to a healthy lifestyle, which includes weight loss, takes work and a realistic understanding of goals. The Hackettstown program helps patients commit to becoming healthy and happy with their weight loss accomplishments.