Support Programs and Services

Bariatric Surgery Program

For a Referral to a Bariatric Surgeon, Call 888-724-7123

weight loss support servicesRWJ Hamilton's bariatric surgery patients have access to a caring support network that can provide guidance for both pre- and post-operative patients. Learn from others who have shared your experiences and gain valuable insight on:

  • Making the decision about whether bariatric surgery is right for you
  • Understanding your surgery, recovery and emotional needs
  • Responding to family and friends
  • Appropriate, updated literature on weight management issues

When you choose RWJ Hamilton, you have access to an entire system of health and wellness services all dedicated to helping you lose weight, feel better, live healthier and achieve the very best quality of life.

  • Dietitians: Expert nutrition counseling provided by registered dietitians
  • Patient Education: A thorough patient education program prepares you for the journey before, during and after surgery
  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation: For added convenience RWJ Hamilton offers three convenient locations for post-operative physical and occupational therapy in Hamilton (Quakerbridge), Lawrenceville and Columbus. These rehab centers offer a full range of therapies and support to help improve mobility, function and strength following surgery and can facilitate the transition to a fitness program
  • Classes: Educational seminars and physician lectures on bariatric surgery and weight management are offered each month at the RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center. Learn more about specific surgical procedures, diet and nutrition, and lifestyle modification to determine if weight-loss surgery is an option for you. View the class offerings.
  • Support: Attending one of our bariatric surgery support groups provides expert advice from our medical director, physicians and patients who are preparing for and have undergone surgery.

Patient Stories

  • “My friends are surprised when they see me, too. I’ve gotten so many compliments!”

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  • “I would probably be dieting all the way into my 60s and be truly miserable as health condition after health condition started to mount. Now I take nothing but a single allergy pill each day, and I couldn’t be happier.”

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  • “I have so much more energy, and I’m going to the boardwalk, zoo, beach and pool with my husband and friends."

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