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.
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