Jan 11, 2024 RWJBarnabas Health - HealthTalk: Weight Loss, Bariatric Services

It's not about losing weight overnight. It's about staying healthy over time.

Hamilton, NJ - January is Health Weight Awareness Month, and we’ve become a nation obsessed with weight. But we seem to be losing sight of why we should lose weight.

At RWJBarnabas Health, we take a different approach to weight loss. Instead of emphasizing short-term goals like reducing the size of your waist, we focus on long-term benefits like reducing your risk of type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and hypertension.

Recently featured on RWJBarnabas Health’s HealthTalk show, hosted by Douglas Ashinsky, MD, were Lora M. Melman, MD, and Sandra Haas, RN, BSN, CBN, Bariatric Coordinator, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton, an RWJBarnabas Health facility. Hear them both share more about different surgical weight loss techniques, healthy eating, sensible exercise, and support group offerings at RWJBarnabas Health facilities.

RWJUH Hamilton offers an in-person, FREE, community education program, open to all, “Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group.” This welcoming program is presented by Sandy Haas, Bariatric Nurse Navigator, and can be life-changing. The event is scheduled regularly at the RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center on Quakerbridge Road in Hamilton Township, NJ.

Learn more and register here today: Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group - RWJUH Hamilton (rwjbh.org)

Schedule an appointment today and begin your journey to a healthier life. Call 609-249-7510 to speak directly with Bariatric Nurse Navigator, Sandy Haas, at RWJUH Hamilton.

The Bariatric Surgery Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is certified for Bariatric Surgery by The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

Our patients say it best. Read our bariatric patient stories.

Let’s be healthy together.