Nutrition and Support for Weight Loss

Nutrition plays a huge role in bariatric surgery both before and after the procedure. A balanced and safe nutrition program is an integral key to the lifestyle change that comes with bariatric surgery.

You will work closely throughout the program with our dietitian to analyze your past diet regimens and you will learn how to achieve a totally balanced diet.

Weight Loss Support Group - Now Virtual!

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's Bariatric Support Group virtual meetings will:

  • Provide you with a friendly and judgement–free atmosphere in which to share your own experiences in open discussions
  • Enable you to meet peers who are going through similar situations
  • Help you get motivated, gain confidence and feel great about yourself

After bariatric surgery, you will experience many lifestyle changes. It helps to talk about what you are going through. Topics for interactive discussion include mindful eating, exercise expectation, education, coping strategies, peer support and the potential benefits of the Bariatric Wellness program.

Feel free to send in questions or topics for discussion ahead of time -- email


This group meets the first Tuesday of each month, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Registration is required. We will send you a meeting ID and login information via email two to three days before the meeting.


Bariatric Medical Wellness Programs

As part of the continued support services for bariatric surgery patients at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, a supervised exercise program was developed in conjunction with our partners at RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center.

Once you are cleared by your physician, you will need to incorporate an exercise program into your daily routine.

The program offers both adult and adolescent patients a physician-supervised exercise program and is overseen by specially-trained exercise professionals.

About the Program

  • 8 weeks (1 hour, 2 days per week)
  • Small groups, no larger than six members per class
  • Classes held in a private studio
  • Bariatric sensitivity training given to all physiologists
  • Your routine follow-up testing conveniently tracked through the program.

Bariatric Surgery Information Sessions

For many, the weight-loss journey begins by attending one of our information seminars. Seminars provide patients with the chance to meet our physicians, ask questions and address concerns they may have about surgery. It’s also an opportunity to connect with other potential and former patients.

Sessions are held virtually at 7 p.m. at both our New Brunswick and Old Bridge locations as follows (click location name for more details):