At the Center for Bariatrics at Southern Ocean Medical Center, our expert physicians work together with you and our dedicated staff of nurses, registered dieticians, and administrators to assure the best possible results for your weight loss surgery. The Center has been designated an ACS-MBSA QIP Comprehensive Center by the American College of Surgeons, the highest accreditation level available to weight loss surgery facilities.
Our approach to our patients is highly personal. We create individual care plans based on your unique situation. In order to help our patients succeed, we offer access to a panel of dedicated specialists, including cardiologists, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, endocrinologists, surgeons, dietitians, exercise 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.
Sleeve Gastrectomy(Gastric Sleeve) – This procedure is completed by removing about 60 – 80 percent of the stomach, resulting in a reducing the amount of food (and calories) that can be consumed and effecting hormones that control hunger, feeling full, and blood sugar.
Gastric Bypass – This procedure is completed by reshaping the stomach into a much smaller pouch, so it can hold less food. Then, it adjusts your digestive tract so the food you eat bypasses a portion of the small intestine (where calories and nutrients are normally absorbed). You will feel fuller after eating smaller meals, and your body will absorb fewer calories and nutrients.
Lap Band Surgery – In this procedure, a band is placed around the upper portion of the stomach, creating a small stomach pouch above the band and the rest of the stomach below the band. With a smaller stomach pouch, a smaller amount of food will give you a feeling of fullness, allowing you to feel full more quickly.
Southern Ocean Medical Center
1140 Route 72 West
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
The Center for Bariatrics
355 Lakehurst Rd
Toms River, NJ 08755