Advanced Bariatrics


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Dr. Karl Strom, MD, Medical Director has successfully performed more than 10,000 bariatric procedures and helped New Jersey residents transform their lives.

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, it is a recognized Center of Excellence by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). Highly experienced in successful weight loss strategies and surgery, we offer a range of less-invasive laparoscopic procedures including gastric sleeve, gastric banding and gastric bypass.

A team approach to success

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, as well as the lifetime follow-up care and support crucial to keeping 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.



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