Non-Surgical Weight Loss

Weight Management Programs at RWJUH Somerset

Weight loss surgery, while it can be effective, is a last resort response for obesity treatment. For patients that are not at immediate risk of an obesity-related complication, nutritional counseling and exercise will be a safe, non-invasive means of achieving a healthier weight.

What is Nutritional Counseling?

A key factor in managing weight is learning more about nutrients, what they do, and how your body processes them. Different people respond to food differently, meaning there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to weight loss diets. A nutritionist performs a thorough assessment of your condition in order to create a personalized diet tailored for your body.

If you are not a candidate for weight loss surgery, or you can still achieve a healthy weight without surgical intervention, participating in nutritional counseling is highly recommended. Even if you do undergo bariatric surgery, you will still need to receive nutritional counseling as making dietary changes are a necessary part of follow-up care. Creating a healthier diet before resorting to surgery spares you the risk of surgical complications and side effects.

Click here for tips for good nutrition practices from our community nutritionist.

To schedule an appointment with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset’s community nutritionist, call 908-704-3765.


Regular exercise is also key to good health and can help you lose weight. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset offers a Medical Wellness Program at our Sports Physical Therapy and Performance Center at TD Bank Ballpark. Our fitness coaches will provide you with an individualized exercise program to help you meet your weight loss goals. Members in the Medical Wellness Program have unlimited open access to the gym Monday through Friday.
For more information, call 908-203-5972.

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