Preparing for Bariatric Surgery

Thank you for choosing the Bariatric Surgery Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) New Brunswick to begin your weight-loss journey and lifelong commitment to healthy living. RWJUH’s award-winning Bariatric Surgery Center is committed to providing the highest-quality patient care and transition for patients to their new lifestyle.

We congratulate you on making one of the most important decisions of your life. RWJUH will be there with you from the beginning and long into the future.

If you smoke, it is very important to quit smoking as a part of your new healthy lifestyle and to help lower the risk of complications after surgery. Smoking after surgery can increase the risk of blood clots, ulcers, heart disease and cancer. Smoking can also affect wound healing. If you need assistance in quitting smoking, visit the Nicotine and Tobacco Recovery Program.

Please take a few minutes to watch this pre-operative video.

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Below is some more information you may need to prepare for your surgery: