Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery 

Virtua’s bariatric surgery program in South Jersey provides the complex range of care required for weight loss that lasts a lifetime. Most of our bariatric surgeries are laparoscopic—meaning they're performed using a minimally invasive surgical technique that uses small incisions.
Types of Bariatric Surgery Procedures

Types of Bariatric Surgery Procedures

There are four types of bariatric procedures offered at Virtua, as well as revisional surgery to modify a previous bariatric procedure. Learn more.

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Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery Success Stories

Bariatric Patient Success Stories

Virtua celebrates and recognizes the hard work and healthy lifestyle change of patients who have successfully lost weight with bariatric surgery.

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Bariatric Diet and Nutrition: What to Eat Before and After Surgery

Bariatric Diet and Nutrition

While specific dietary guidelines vary for each bariatric surgery type and patient, these plans provide the general changes to expect before and after weight-loss surgery.

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Virtua Bariatric Surgery Program Recognized for Quality

Bariatric surgery for weight loss is performed in South Jersey at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly and Virtua Marlton Hospital


Virtua Memorial Hospital is accredited as a Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center designated by Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). 

Virtua Memorial has been acknowledged for its commitment to providing and supporting quality improvement and patient safety efforts for metabolic and bariatric surgery patients. As an accredited program, we have successfully demonstrated that our center meets the needs of our patients by providing multidisciplinary, high-quality, patient-centered care. Our bariatric surgery program coordinator is specially trained to assist you on your journey toward weight loss. The coordinator will guide you through Virtua’s continuum of clinical, behavioral and nutritional care. The coordinator will also answer and address any questions or concerns you have. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Bariatric Surgery

How do I know if I'm a candidate for bariatric surgery? Is bariatric surgery covered by my insurance? How much weight will I lose?

Get answers to these questions and more.

Attend a free information session

Meet our surgeons and talk with patients who have achieved weight-loss success.

Onsite: Dates/Locations/Registration

Online: Video and Quiz

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Nicole Wright, RN, BNC - Virtua’s digestive health clinical navigator

Questions about weight-loss surgery?

Attend one of our FREE Weight-Loss Surgery Information Sessions or email Virtua’s digestive health clinical navigator at