Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery
Saint Clare’s Dover Hospital offers a comprehensive, surgical approach
to address significant weight loss challenges, and often, the health related
conditions associated with obesity. Our program is designed for long-term
weight loss and includes free informational seminars and pre- and post-operative
nutritional counseling. The Saint Clare’s bariatric team, including
board certified surgeons specializing in bariatrics, registered nurses,
registered dietitian and a bariatric coordinator, are available to help
you achieve your weight loss and health goals.
Saint Clare's bariatric experts also provide nutritional counseling
and surgical weight loss options for adolescents - teens 16 to18 years
of age. Our skilled and experienced team will work closely with the family
and teen to discuss their lifestyle, nutrition and current health conditions,
and offer solutions that provide the best possible solutions for living
a healthier life.
Saint Clare’s Dover Hospital’s bariatric surgical program is
the only program in Morris County to be accredited as a Comprehensive
Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality
Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College
of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric
Saint Clare’s Health Dover Hospital is an accreditated Adolescent
Bariatric Center by Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and
Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®).
View a brief video on the importance of choosing an accredited program
Our multidisciplinary team of board-certified surgeons, registered nurses,
registered dietitians, anesthesiologists, and other specialists is led by
Dr. Alexander Abkin, medical director
of the Weight Loss Surgery program at Dover Hospital. Our team provides
expert care, tailoring the program to your individual needs and lifestyle.
Each expert is dedicated to providing support for patients both before
and after surgery.
Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery
Our comprehensive approach to weight management can help you prevent or
control the development of heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, joint
disease and infertility and other common weight-related issues or illnesses.
Our comprehensive approach to surgical weight loss management can eliminate
or significantly reduce:
- High blood pressure
- Sleep apnea
- Joint pain
- Other common weight-related issues or illnesses
Everyone is encouraged to attend a free in-person seminar. This seminar
provides an opportunity for prospective patients to learn more about weight
loss surgery, meet the physician, and the bariatric team that will guide
you on your journey. The seminar also addresses topics that include risk
and benefits, diet, exercise, lifestyle changes, and insurance coverage,
among other things.
To register for a seminar, fill out the
information above or call 973-989-3047.
If you are unable to attend a seminar,
view the seminar online.
Locations and Phone Number
Saint Clare's Dover Hospital
400 West Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ 07801