Bariatric Surgery Information Session and Support Group to Meet
Toms River, NJ — Statistically, more than two in three American adults are overweight
or obese, according to a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Luckily, studies show that bariatric surgery to affect weight loss positively
contributes to an improved quality of life.
Deciding to take control of your weight and health is not an overnight
decision – it’s a journey. If you or someone you love is considering
making a change to improve their weight and overall health, Community
Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, invites you to a Bariatric
Surgery Overview and Support Group on March 6 to learn about weight loss
options. The Overview will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., and is followed
by a Bariatric Surgery Support Group meeting from 7 to 9 p.m.
The Bariatric Surgery team at Community Medical Center will talk about
the importance of focusing less on short-term goals, like reducing the
size of your waist, and focusing more on long-term goals, like reducing
your risk of Type 2 Diabetes, sleep apnea and hypertension. Bariatric
surgeons Frank J. Borao, MD, Steven J. Binenbaum, MD, Gurdeep Matharoo,
MD, Anil Pahuja, MD and James V. Pasquariello, MD, will talk about the
emotional and mental benefits of weight loss, who is a candidate for a
weight loss program, and the different treatment options offered at Community
Medical Center, including gastric band surgery, gastric bypass surgery
and gastric sleeve surgery.
The Bariatric Surgery Overview and Support Group will be held at Community
Medical Center, located at 99 Route 37 West in Toms River, and will continue
to meet there on the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.,
Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information
and to register, call