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Weight Loss Leads to Lifestyle Gain

By |2024-06-14T14:15:12-04:00April 12th, 2024|Categories: Bariatrics, Health A-Z|Tags: , , , , |

Doug Brooks has struggled with his weight since high school, and it continued to climb through adulthood. Four years ago, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Howell resident to work from home, his weight spiked from 220 pounds to 300 pounds. Easily fatigued and experiencing excruciating hip and knee [...]

All in the Family: Father and Son Sustain Healthier Lives After Bariatric Surgery

By |2024-05-10T08:22:31-04:00January 4th, 2023|Categories: Bariatrics, Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Father and son duo, Clifford and James “Scotty” Daniels, are almost certain that bariatric surgery at CentraState saved their lives. Clifford, a Neptune resident who was diagnosed with diabetes at 27, had watched his weight climb to 435 pounds over the years. He experienced neuropathy in his legs and [...]

For Weight Loss, There Are No Magic Pills: Here’s What Works

By |2024-05-10T08:22:32-04:00October 18th, 2021|Categories: Bariatrics, Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

There are thousands of medications that help people live healthier longer, but unfortunately, there is no magic pill for weight loss. Instead, your weight depends on the number of calories you eat and drink, how many of those calories you store, and how many you use. Quite simply, if [...]

Robotic Bariatric Surgery Sparks a New Relationship with Food

By |2024-05-10T08:22:33-04:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Bariatrics, Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

As a paramedic who worked at Ground Zero on 9/11, Daniel Frazier knows all too well about survivor’s guilt and how PTSD can affect EMS workers—and has even lectured often on the subject. To deal with the stress related to this experience in his own life, he frequently used [...]

Lifechanging Bariatric Procedure Gives Mother of Two a New Lease on Life

By |2024-05-10T08:22:34-04:00March 11th, 2021|Categories: Bariatrics, Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Manahawkin resident Catherine DaSilva, 43, shares the story behind her lifechanging weight loss journey. Catherine DaSilva faced an uphill battle with her weight all her life. “I felt like I spent my whole life dieting,” said the 43-year-old mother of two from Manahawkin, NJ. “I always managed [...]

100 Pounds Lighter and Counting: Jackson Woman Teams Up with Her Doctors to Regain Her Health

By |2024-05-10T08:22:36-04:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: Bariatrics, Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Restaurant professional Sarah Jablonski was only 20 years old when she was diagnosed with prediabetes and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). After years of struggling with her weight and trying a variety of diet and exercise plans, her board-certified family medicine physician, Marc Feingold, MD, suggested she consider bariatric surgery. [...]

Springsteen Fan Ignites Fire for New Lifestyle After Robotic Bariatric Surgery

By |2024-05-10T08:22:38-04:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Bariatrics, Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Bruce Springsteen famously sang, “You can’t start a fire without a spark.” For Freehold resident Mary Beth Wilson, that spark came in the form of emergency hernia surgery. Mary Beth, 52, an avid Springsteen fan, had been overweight for most of her life. She had struggled for years to [...]

New Egypt Woman Is Back in the Saddle After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

By |2024-05-10T08:42:25-04:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Bariatrics, Health A-Z, Patient Stories|Tags: , , |

Cathy Larson is nearly half the woman she used to be. Three years ago, she was severely overweight, suffering from terrible acid reflux and high blood pressure. She also was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which, combined with excessive weight, caused debilitating joint pain. Cathy, 57, had tried nearly every [...]


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