Luciano N How Weight Loss Surgery Changes Lives: Luciano's Story

“I like buying clothes now.”

Luciano Neves Moretti, 38, Blackwood

Translator, New Jersey Department of Health

Date of surgery: April 26, 2021

Pounds lost: 77

Naveen Ballem MD
Naveen Ballem MD

Biggest benefit: “I feel amazing. I can do so much more now, so many things, like working outside in the yard. I was getting out of breath just walking up the stairs. That’s when I knew I had to do something about my weight.”

Lifestyle change: “Everything changed. I like buying clothes now. I like my body. I exercise twice a week. I like working on my house and in my garden, and there’s a lot to do here.”

Bariatric surgery changes a person physically, but patients find it transforms their lives as well,” says Naveen Ballem, MD, Director of Bariatric Surgery at Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC). “They develop new habits and new attitudes. It’s literally a new lease on a longer, better and healthier life.”

Learn more about weight loss surgery at Clara Maass Medical Center.