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Clara Maass Medical Center Presents Surgical Options for Weight Loss and Bariatric Support Group


If you or a loved one have considered weight-loss surgery, you are invited to attend a free information session at the New Jersey Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (NJBMI) at Clara Maass Medical Center on Monday, March 7 from 6 to 7 p.m. The Surgical Options for Weight Loss seminar will cover requirements for weight-loss surgery, and what can be expected before, during and after surgery. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet acclaimed bariatric surgeon, Naveen Ballem, MD, director of bariatric surgery at Clara Maass Medical Center, members of the bariatric team as well as former surgery patients.

At 7 p.m., seminar attendees are invited to attend the Bariatric Support Group, which brings together bariatric patients and their families. Together, they focus on practical steps that help patients maintain their weight loss and overall wellness. These events, which are open to the public, will take place at The Learning Center at Clara Maass Medical Center, which is located on the ground floor of the Continuing Care building at One Clara Maass Drive in Belleville. To register, please call 973.450.2393.

For more information about upcoming programs at Clara Maass Medical Center, visit where you can also register for seminars and become a member of Clara’s Wellness Club.

About Clara Maass Medical Center
Located in Belleville, NJ, Clara Maass Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, provides a complete continuum of care to residents of northern New Jersey. Clara Maass’ centers and services include The Health and Wellness Center, Nuclear Medicine, The Cancer Center at Clara Maass, Adult Cardiac Services including Diagnostic Services, Cardiac Catheterization, Elective and Emergency Angioplasty and Rehabilitation, The Pain Management Center, The Joint & Spine Institute, a Vascular Center, Same Day Surgery, The Wound Center at Clara Maass, The Center for Sleep Disorders, The Bariatric Surgery Center, Rehabilitation Services, The Eye Surgery Center, Maternity Services and Parent Education, as well as Pediatrics. Clara Maass is an eight-time recipient of the “A” Hospital Safety score from The Leap Frog Group, an independent national nonprofit group measuring hospital safety and quality. For a physician referral or more information about Clara Maass, call 1-888-724-7123 or visit

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