Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery

What Will You Gain When You Lose?

We understand that weight loss is about much more than numbers on a scale, and we celebrate these inspiring individuals who made their health a priority with bariatric surgery.

 

If you're considering bariatric surgery, trust Virtua’s nationally accredited bariatric surgery program in South Jersey for the complex range of care you need for weight loss that lasts a lifetime. Our attentive team supports you as you make the decision to have surgery, as you prepare for lifestyle and diet changes in the months before surgery and, after surgery, as you continue on your weight-loss journey. 

 

If you're ready to see what you gain when you lose, call 1-888-VIRTUA.

WhY Choose Virtua for Bariatric Surgery

Our National Accreditation

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

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When you choose to have bariatric surgery at Virtua, you are choosing a program that is nationally accredited as a Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center designated by Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). 

 

This means that Virtua Memorial and Virtua Marlton have been acknowledged for providing and supporting quality improvement and patient safety efforts for metabolic and bariatric surgery patients. Our accredited programs have successfully demonstrated that they meet patient needs by providing multidisciplinary, high-quality, patient-centered care. Our bariatric surgery program coordinator and nurse navigators are specially trained to assist patients on their journey toward weight loss. The team guides patients through Virtua’s continuum of clinical, behavioral and nutritional care.

Our Bariatric Surgeons

All of our surgeons are board certified in bariatric surgery and take a minimally invasive approach, performing surgery through a few small incisions, whenever possible. 


• Meet Dr. Samuel Wasser

• Meet Dr. David Greenbaum

• Meet Dr. Emeka Acholonu

• Meet Dr. Gaurav Sharma

Meet Dr. Srikanth Parsi

Our Procedures

There are four types of bariatric procedures offered at Virtua: 

 

• Sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve)

• Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

• Duodenal switch

• Adjustable gastric band (Lap-band)

 

We also offer revisional surgery, which is used to modify a previous bariatric procedure. 

 

Learn more about these bariatric procedures. 

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Take the first step toward
weight-loss success

Join our free bariatric surgery information session to meet our surgeons and talk with patients who have achieved weight-loss success.

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What You Need to Know About Bariatric Surgery

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery

How do I know if I'm a candidate for bariatric surgery? Is it covered by my insurance? How much weight will I lose? Get answers to these common questions.

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

What to Know About Your Diet Before and After Bariatric Surgery

Dietary guidelines vary, but these plans offer general changes you can expect before and after weight-loss surgery.

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Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery Success Stories

Meet People Who Have Changed Their Lives with Bariatric Surgery

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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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 VirtuaBariatrics@virtua.org


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