Center for Bariatric Surgery

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Overcome Obesity & Gain Quality of Life

Bariatric surgery is a successful clinical treatment for fighting morbid obesity* and overcoming the damaging health effects of being overweight, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and infertility. Thousands of individuals — men, women, teens and national celebrities — have regained their health and their lives from this effective surgery.

The Center for Bariatric Surgery at University Medical Center of Princeton combines the skill of surgeons with an exceptional level of caring that is sensitive to each patient’s needs and comfort.

We offer the latest procedures, such as LAP-BAND® and sleeve gastrectomy. As a unit of Princeton HealthCare System, University Medical Center of Princeton provides a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to each patient’s treatment.

To download a chart to help you determine your body mass index (BMI), click here.

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New Insurance Options for Bariatric Surgery!

Dr. Chau is pleased to offer several insurance options to our patients, including commercial insurance plans like Aetna, Amerihealth, Cigna, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ, Oxford and United Healthcare, with additional insurance plans being added.

Plus, older adults who are obese and meet additional criteria may now qualify for Medicare coverage of sleeve gastrectomy, an effective weight-loss procedure offered at UMCP.

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If you have been considering bariatric surgery but have been concerned about insurance coverage, call us for the latest information regarding your insurance options.

For more information, call Dr. Chau at 609.785.5870.

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* Morbid obesity is generally considered being 100 or more pounds overweight or a body mass index (BMI) of 40kg/m2 or greater. Coexisting medical problems (high blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep apnea or infertility) are also considered when evaluating candidates for bariatric surgery and, if severe, can lower the weight limits for surgical treatment.

For more information, call UMCP'S Center for Bariatric Surgery at 609.785.5870.