NJ Weight Loss Surgeon Performs Sleeve Gastrectomy For Severe Obesity

Summit, New Jersey, October 29, 2009 — New Jersey Bariatric Center surgeon Ajay Goyal, MD, FACS now performs Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, along with wide range of bariatric procedures including gastric bypass, LAP-BAND(R) and REALIZE™ Band, for the treatment of morbid obesity.

“Sleeve Gastrectomy is a relatively new procedure in the bariatric surgery repertoire of gastric bypass, LAP-BAND and REALIZE Band,” said Dr. Ajay Goyal, Founder, New Jersey Bariatric Center. “The short-term results are very encouraging. Studies show very good weight loss results, low complication rates and a significant reduction in post-operative hunger.”

The Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure (also known as Gastric Sleeve) involves surgically narrowing the stomach to the width of a garden hose. The resulting small (approximate 50-100mL volume), narrow stomach helps patients eat much smaller portions of food. Food consumed passes through the digestive tract in the usual order, where it is fully absorbed in the body with no need to take protein supplements as in gastric bypass surgery. Also, the Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure has been shown to result in decreased hunger after surgery. The result of Sleeve Gastrectomy is less overall hunger and satiety after eating smaller portions of food.

As of October 1, 2009 United Healthcare along with Oxford insurance companies cover the Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure. According to their policy “the gastric sleeve procedure (also known as laparoscopic vertical gastrectomy or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy) when done alone and not a part of the full operation to complete a biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPDDS or DS) is proven in adults for the treatment of clinically severe obesity as defined by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).”

New Jersey Bariatric Center

The New Jersey Bariatric Center, led by Dr. Ajay Goyal, has offices in Union and Hoboken, New Jersey. Dr. Goyal’s approach to patient care has resulted in zero mortality to date and a complication rate that is lower than the national average. These surgical results stand out as some of the best in New Jersey. If you or someone you love is considering bariatric surgery – Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, LAP-BAND or REALIZE Band procedures – please join us for one of our free educational seminars. To register, call us at 908-481-1270 or visit us at http://www.njbariatriccenter.com .
Ajay Goyal, MD, FACS
New Jersey Bariatric Center
700 Rahway Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
Phone: (908) 481-1270
Fax: (908) 688-8861
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