Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Program Changing Lives at Ocean Medical Center

Contact:Donna Sellmann, Public Relations Manager
Phone:(732) 840-3279
Email:dsellmann@meridianhealth.com

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Program Changing Lives at Ocean Medical Center

Ocean Medical Center's bariatric surgery program has provided life changing results for patients seeking this special weight loss option. The program is championed by Anil Pahuja, M.D. and James Pasquariello, M.D., board-certified surgeons who specialize in weight loss surgery and minimally invasive surgery. These experienced surgeons perform gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass surgeries at Ocean Medical Center.

When other weight loss methods are not effective, bariatric surgery can yield additional benefits for patients, including improvement in or cure of obesity-related diseases like diabetes, sleep apnea, and high cholesterol, as well as increased mobility, reduced dependence on medications, and an overall improvement in quality of life.

Sally Michaels is a confident, optimistic, and healthy 49-year-old patient who underwent bariatric surgery at Ocean Medical Center. She struggled with being overweight her entire life and despite trying to lose weight on her own, she never succeeded. After attending an educational session about weight loss surgery at Ocean Medical Center, she knew it was the right choice for her.

"I knew I was going to pursue this as soon as I met Dr. Pahuja," Sally says. She had a consultation with the doctor, reviewed all the benefits and risks, and learned of the comprehensive program that would support her before, during and after surgery.

"Patients who fully understand and embrace lifestyle changes involved with weight loss surgery are the ones who do well and have long-term success," says Dr. Pahuja.

For Sally, the surgery and new lifestyle resulted in losing 45 pounds within the first three months and she continues to transform her life and body."Meeting the surgical team made having this surgery a no-brainer," Sally says. "That one hour seminar changed my life forever."

Ocean Medical Center's surgical team is dedicated to guiding patients on an individual journey to a healthier life. Free educational programs are offered regularly, with upcoming programs taking place on August 14 and August 28 at 7 p.m. at Ocean Medical Center. To attend a free educational program or find out other program dates in the fall, call 1-800-560-9990.

About Ocean Medical Center


Standing out as a premier medical center along the Jersey Shore, Ocean Medical Center is home to exceptional talent, state-of-the-art technologies, and a growing medical campus, all surrounded by a community that offers quality of life for individuals and families of all ages. Ocean is a 315-bed non-profit community hospital located in Brick, New Jersey that provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines. Some key services include designation as a Primary Stroke Center; brain lab and neurological surgery; DaT Scan and advanced imaging technology; DaVinci robotic surgery; general, thoracic, and vascular surgery; comprehensive cancer care and radiation therapy technologies; a Joint Commission accredited orthopedic program; one of the nation's most advanced cardiac catheterization laboratories and cardiac services; maternity, Acute Care of the Elderly, and critical care services. The Medical Center recently completed a four-level expansion that has transformed the campus through an $82 million project that sets a foundation for future decades of growth. The main component of the project is a new 44,300 sq. ft. Emergency Department. The Medical Center features Magnet award winning nurses who work in collaboration with the medical staff, and is a System Partner, along with the other Meridian Health facilities, with the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Ocean Medical Center also operates the state's first Satellite Emergency Department in Point Pleasant, called the Ocean Care Center. The Medical Center has grown tremendously since opening in 1984 and is well positioned to evolve and respond to the changing community and health care landscape.