Read actual bariatric surgery patient’s story
The Center for Advanced Bariatric Surgery at HackensackUMC Mountainside is one of the most successful weight loss surgery programs in New Jersey. Led by acclaimed weight loss surgeon, Dr. Karl Strom, the Center is a recognized Center of Excellence by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Highly experienced in successful weight loss strategies and surgery, we offer a range of less-invasive laparoscopic procedures, including gastric bypass, gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy.
A team approach to success
In order to provide you with the best possible care, we offer access to a panel of dedicated and experienced specialists. Our bariatric surgery team includes cardiologists, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, endocrinologists, surgeons, dietitians and behavioral health experts, all working together to develop a personalized care plan for you. This care plan includes extensive education and evaluation before surgery, and the lifetime follow-up care and support crucial to keeping the weight off and staying healthy.
With you every step of the way
Before surgery, we help our patients successfully navigate the insurance approvals process. Knowing the goal is lifelong change, we provide free, ongoing support before and after surgery. This multidisciplinary approach gives our patients and their families the best possible results.
We know what works
According to estimates, less than 5% of individuals who participate in non-surgical weight loss programs will lose a significant amount of weight and maintain that loss for a long period of time. Sustained weight loss for patients who are morbidly obese is even harder to achieve. Worse, people who subject their bodies to a severe and continuing cycle of weight loss and gain known as "yo-yo dieting" are subject to serious health risks.