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Depending upon your medical history, weight loss goals, lifestyle, and expectations, bariatric surgeons Dr. Bilof and Dr. Yurcisin can recommend a treatment plan including the surgical procedure that’s right for you. Drs. Bilof and Yurcisin will go over all the available types of weight loss surgery and weight loss surgery options we offer at our medical center in Millburn, NJ during your personal consultation, including laparoscopic options and recommendations for ongoing weight management. The healthcare providers at Garden State Bariatrics & Wellness Center are here to answer any questions you may have. We want patients in New Jersey, Millburn, and Toms River to feel comfortable and knowledgeable about weight loss surgery to determine which option is best for you to support your long-term weight loss.

“We are very excited about what we do because of the phenomenal success rate we see in treating our patients. For some time now, we have been extremely concerned about the effects of type 2 diabetes on our patients – it is the leading cause of blindness, limb loss, and kidney failure in the country. The satisfaction we receive at seeing people actually get better is incredibly fulfilling.”

-Drs. Bilof and Yurcisin

Why Choose Garden State Bariatrics For Weight Loss Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is not a “quick fix.” It represents a serious commitment to the lifestyle changes that will allow you to reclaim your health. Today, more Americans are morbidly obese – meaning 100+ pounds above normal body weight – than ever before. Many people have experienced the ravages of obesity and its related diseases like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and heart disease or have witnessed the suffering of their loved ones. Drs. Bilof and Yurcisin, designated as Center of Excellence Surgeons by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, have collectively performed more than 3,500 successful gastric bypass, duodenal switch, and gastric sleeve surgeries over the course of their careers. We have seen a dramatic reduction in our patients’ type 2 diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary artery disease, as well as the following health problems:

Who Is A Candidate For Bariatric Surgery?

The criteria for bariatric surgery procedures at our Millburn, Toms River, and Browns Mills locations are fairly straightforward. The same criteria apply whether you’re considering gastric bypass or a bariatric sleeve procedure. If your Body Mass Index (or BMI – a height-to-weight ratio) is greater than or equal to 40, then you are a candidate for weight loss surgery. If your BMI is between 35 and 39.9, you may be a candidate for surgery if you have serious medical problems related to obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, or sleep apnea. There is no “one size fits all” bariatric surgery procedure. We offer several procedures at Garden State Bariatrics & Wellness Center, including:


A sleeve gastrectomy, or a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, is a procedure that uses restriction and a chemical/hormonal effect to reduce the stomach’s size and Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source Guide to types of weight-loss surgery Mayo Clinic Go to Source reduce the amount of food intake . The chemical/hormonal effect causes the patient to experience a significant reduction in their appetite for a prolonged period after the surgery, promoting ongoing weight loss. Originally part of a two-surgery approach with the duodenal switch, gastric sleeve surgery is now a standalone bariatric procedure approved by insurance companies. Learn more.


With an impressive cure rate of up to 98%, the duodenal switch (DS) surgery is one of the most effective bariatric treatments for improving Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics Resolution of Type 2 Diabetes Following Bariatric Surgery: Implications for Adults and Adolescents Go to Source type 2 diabetes . It combines two surgical techniques – restrictive and malabsorptive – to create a smaller stomach and rearrange the small intestine. Patients who have undergone a duodenal switch surgery consume less food than normal and also absorb fewer nutrients (malabsorption). Learn more.


Gastric bypass, or a laparoscopic gastric bypass, also known as the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, is a procedure that combines two surgical techniques – restrictive and malabsorptive – to reduce the stomach’s size bypassing the larger part of the stomach and restricting the Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source Bariatric Surgery Procedures ASMBS Go to Source amount of food a patient can consume . Gastric bypass patients tend to lose excess weight more rapidly than patients who have undergone other bariatric procedures. Learn more.


Sometimes, patients do not lose the amount of weight intended when they undergo bariatric surgery, and a revisional procedure is necessary several years later. The Garden State Bariatrics team is highly experienced with revisional bariatric surgery, especially using a gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, or duodenal switch to correct a gastric band that didn’t yield satisfactory results. Not many skilled surgeons offer to convert a gastric bypass to a duodenal switch, but we can do it! Learn more.


LAP-Band surgery is a reversible and adjustable bariatric procedure that places a band around a portion of the stomach to reduce stomach capacity and slow food passage. Garden State Bariatrics does not offer weight loss surgery using LAP-Band because, for the majority of patients, LAP-Band does not produce optimal results. We do, however, offer band maintenance and removal. Learn more.

Schedule a Bariatric Surgery Consultation

Is it time you reclaimed your health and body and renewed your life? Contact Garden State Bariatrics to discuss our various bariatric surgery procedures to see which weight loss program and procedure is right for you. If you have questions about the bariatric surgery diet or whether your insurance will cover the procedure, we also encourage you to browse our bariatric surgery frequently asked questions. We also provide many helpful patient resources, ranging from monthly newsletters to recommendations for support groups, dietitians and supplements, as well as patient success stories and blogs.

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1 Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics. Resolution of Type 2 Diabetes Following Bariatric Surgery: Implications for Adults and Adolescents. Available: Accessed October 26, 2021.
2 ASMBS. Bariatric Surgery Procedures. Available: Accessed October 9, 2021.
3 Mayo Clinic. Guide to types of weight-loss surgery. Available: Accessed October 8, 2021.

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