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Bariatric Surgery at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County

The Bariatric Surgery program at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), the national unified accrediting agency representing the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

Surgeons at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County offer a wide variety of options for weight loss, including laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch and revisional surgery, particularly the conversion of Lap Bands to sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass. For select patients, bariatric surgery is an important weight-loss option, and its highly experienced surgical team is there for those individuals who meet specific criteria.

For patients who may not meet the criteria for weight loss surgery, or who are working to meet a healthy weight goal without surgery, a medical weight management option is available.

It is important to remember that bariatric surgery is not a quick fix; surgery is most effective when paired with such lifestyle changes as diet and exercise. Patients are encouraged to deal with emotional and psychological issues that may have contributed to their condition. At Lourdes, we partner with our patients to help them reach a healthy weight goal.

For more information:

Contact our Bariatric Coordinator at 609-472-4603 or email at lhsbariatrics@lourdesnet.org to:

  • Learn more about bariatric surgery or medical weight management at Lourdes;
  • Make an appointment with a bariatric surgeon.

Doctor Medvetz with Bari the Robot
Dr. Lisa Medvetz, director of the bariatric and metabolic surgery program at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, shown here with the newest member of the team: “Bari” the robot, the only mobile robot in South Jersey assigned specifically for bariatric surgery patients. With her partner Bari, Dr. Medvetz can connect face-to-face through a monitor with patients and hospital staff from virtually anywhere, anytime.

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