Jefferson Bariatric Surgery in New Jersey

If you've tried everything to lose weight with no success, you've come to the right place. The Jefferson Bariatric Surgery Program for our patients in New Jersey will customize a surgical weight-loss plan that will have you looking and feeling your best.

Bariatric Surgery

Jefferson's Nationally Accredited Weight-Loss Surgery Program Will Help You Take Control of Your Health

Being overweight can take over every aspect of your life—having an effect on your family, your work, your self-esteem, and, of course, your health. The Jefferson Bariatric Surgery Program provides proven weight-loss surgery options, ongoing education and support, and the backing of the top National Bariatric Accreditation Program in the country for our patients in New Jersey. So you can take steps to control your weight, not the other way around.

Jefferson Health – New Jersey has been recognized with a Blue Distinction® Centers for Bariatric Surgery designation as part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes. 

Jefferson Stratford Hospital has been named a bariatric surgery Center of Excellence® (COE) by the Clinical Sciences Institute of Optum®. Hospitals that earn the Optum Health’s bariatric surgery Center of Excellence designation are recognized for performing more successful bariatric procedures than many other facilities nearby, and patients undergoing the procedures experience fewer complications. Jefferson New Jersey’s surgical weight-loss program is also accredited through the National Metabolic Bariatric Surgery and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) as a Comprehensive Center.

Meet the Bariatric Team

When you choose Jefferson for your weight-loss surgery program, you are treated as more than a surgical patient—we welcome you as part of our family. Our entire team of medical professionals works hard to be with you every step of the way, from your initial consultation to your post-surgical care and education, and beyond.

Meet the Team

Are You a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

If you are significantly overweight and have tried everything to lose weight, bariatric surgery may be an appropriate option for you. Along with specific lifestyle changes, bariatric surgery can help you to lose weight permanently and improve your health.

Are You a Candidate?

Three Distinct Weight-Loss Surgery Options

No two bariatric surgery patients are the same. That's why the Jefferson Bariatric Surgery Program in New Jersey offers 3 different weight-loss options. All of the procedures we perform are minimally invasive, which may result in less discomfort and a fast recovery time.

Bariatric Surgery Options

Weight-Loss Surgery Education & Support

Whether you're considering bariatric surgery or you're adjusting to diet and lifestyle changes after your procedure, you should know that a strong support system is one of the most important keys to achieving your weight-loss goals and improving your health.

Get Support for Your Journey

Patient Testimonials

Wondering what it's really like to go through bariatric surgery? Read just a few of the stories our patients have shared with us about their life-changing experience.

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Contact Us

Conveniently located in South Jersey, the Jefferson Bariatric Surgery team is here for you.

Contact Bariatric Surgery

Attend a Free Seminar

Interested in learning more about bariatric surgery and whether or not it's right for you? To attend a FREE seminar with one of our expert surgeons, click HERE

If you're unable to attend one of our FREE seminars, click HERE to submit your contact info to our Bariatric Wellness Program Coordinator and watch the seminar online at your convenience. 

Message from Our Director

Dear Potential Weight-Loss Surgery Patient,

As Medical Director of the Jefferson Bariatric Surgery Program in New Jersey, I'd like to personally welcome you on the first step of your journey toward better health.

Contemplating a surgical weight-loss procedure means you are ready to take control of your future health. And our team is here to help guide and support you, every step of the way. As you may know, obesity is about far more than just appearance – it's also associated with significant medical, psychological, and physical problems, from Type 2 diabetes to osteoarthritis. And the truth is, that for some people, even years of efforts to lose weight through dieting, exercise, and medication just don't work. That's where bariatric surgery comes in.

At Jefferson, we provide personalized care and support unsurpassed in the region. Since 2007, thousands of patients in New Jersey have undergone weight-loss surgery at Jefferson– and we've been here to provide them with top-notch, highly personalized care before, during, and after their procedures. Our site offers detailed information on everything from the criteria needed to qualify for bariatric surgery to the various weight-loss procedure options to consider, and what you can expect from surgery through our program.

Please take some time to explore the site to find out if bariatric surgery at Jefferson Health in New Jersey may be right for you. And continue to visit often, even after your surgery, for ongoing nutrition and support information designed to help you as you continue your efforts to lose weight and maintain the results for good. Again, welcome to the Jefferson Bariatric Surgery Program in New Jersey. We look forward to helping you take control of your weight – and your health.


Marc A. Neff, MD, FACS Medical Director Jefferson Bariatric Surgery Program in New Jersey