We understand that weight-reduction surgery is a huge commitment to a new, healthy lifestyle, and Rutgers Adolescent Obesity and Foregut Surgery Program is dedicated to supporting you through each step of the process, from your initial questions and consideration of weight-loss surgery, through the steps you’ll take to prepare, to the actual procedure and beyond.

Over the coming months, you’ll have the opportunity to attend information sessions, support groups and one-on-one meetings with our multidisciplinary team to ensure you are ready for your weight-loss surgery and the changes it requires.

We know it can appear daunting. Far from a “quick fix,” weight-reduction surgery requires a dedication and commitment on your part to the types of permanent lifestyle changes that will help ensure you can keep the weight off and stay healthy. It involves significant diet modifications, ongoing nutritional supplements, and regular exercise, among other changes. Most importantly, however, is long-term follow-up after the surgery. Our team will partner with you on your weight-loss journey, and these follow-up visits are essential in helping us evaluate your progress, identify any concerns, and achieve your goals.

We’re here for you. Though it takes hard work, you won't be on your own.

If you have questions at any time, please don’t hesitate to call us at 732-235-7821 or email adolescentbariatrics@rutgers.edu.

We greatly appreciate your choosing us for your care team, and look forward to working with you, now and in the future.

Your Rutgers Adolescent Obesity and Foregut Surgery Program Team

Sathya-Prasad Burjonrappa, MD, MBA
Section Chief, Adolescent Obesity and Foregut Surgery Program
Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Rutgers Adolescent Obesity & Foregut Surgery Program
125 Paterson St., Suite 3300, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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