|Message from the Program Director|
Dear Potential Weight-Loss Surgery Patient:
As the medical director of the Kennedy Bariatric Surgery Program, I'd like to personally welcome you on the first step of your journey toward better health. Contemplating a surgical weight-loss procedure means you are ready to take control of your future health. And our team is here to help guide and support you, every step of the way.
As you may know, obesity is about far more than just appearance – it's also associated with significant medical, psychological, and physical problems, from Type 2 diabetes to osteoarthritis. And the truth is that for some people, even years of efforts to lose weight through dieting, exercise, and medication just don't work. That's where bariatric surgery comes in.
Here at Kennedy, we provide personalized care and support that is unsurpassed in the region. In fact, we're the only bariatric surgery program in South Jersey to be accredited by the American College of Surgeons. Since 2007, hundreds of patients have undergone weight-loss surgery at Kennedy– and we've been here to provide them with top-notch, highly personalized care before, during, and after their procedures.
Our site offers detailed information on everything from the criteria needed to qualify for bariatric surgery to the various weight-loss procedure options to consider, and what you can expect from surgery through our program. Please take some time to explore the site to find out if bariatric surgery at Kennedy may be right for you. And continue to visit often, even after your surgery, for ongoing nutrition and support information that's designed to help you as you continue your efforts to lose weight and maintain the results for good.
Again, welcome to the Kennedy Bariatric Surgery Program. We look forward to helping you take control of your weight – and your health.
Marc A. Neff, MD, FACS
Kennedy Bariatric Surgery Program