The Bariatric Wellness and Surgical Institute at JFK Medical Center is dedicated to helping patients achieve their weight loss and health goals through a multidisciplinary approach to morbid obesity. With comprehensive programs, including everything from Wellness Services for medical weight loss to surgical procedures, we provide thoughtful, patient-focused care for each individual.
We provide a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of morbid obesity. From nutritional services for medical weight loss to surgical weight loss procedures - our program offers the most effective options for weight management.
The comprehensive wellness program provides advanced surgical weight loss options combined with extensive nutritional and psychological support pre and post-operatively. This multi-disciplinary team >approach is unique in that you will be seen by a nutritionist and psychologist specializing in bariatrics at each of your post-op visits. We believe this to be vital in helping you to achieve and maintain your weight and wellness goals.
Our bariatric surgeons provide several options of surgical weight loss procedures including Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Revisions of prior weight loss surgeries and Laparoscopic Gastric Banding.
In addition to medical expertise, our staff is experienced and able to provide guidance regarding insurance benefits, coverage criteria and authorizations for bariatric procedures.
Our post-operative care focuses on healthy lifestyle changes and providing the support required during your weight loss journey. In addition to seeing a nutritionist and psychologist at each post-op visit, we offer monthly support groups where you can find guidance and peer support. Exercise Therapy is also available.
Bariatrics Information Sessions
Dr. Andrew Larson – JFK Medical Center – Who is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
Valerie Riva – JFK Medical Center – Nutrition After Bariatric Surgery
Dr. Srinivas Kaza – JFK Medical Center – Robotic Procedures for Bariatric Surgery
JFK Medical Center – Bariatric Surgery Program Requirements
JFK Medical Center – Testimonials by Jana Shiffert & Neil Schwartz
JFK Medical Center - Bariatric Testimonials
JFK Medical Center - Bariatric Institute Testimonial
The Bariatric Wellness and Surgical Institute at JFK Medical Center affords you the highest standards of patient care and advanced support available in the bariatric field today. JFK is an accredited center by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and able to provide comprehensive bariatric services to qualified Medicare patients and for private payers that require bariatric services be provided at a designated COE.