Wai-Yip Chau, MD


bariatric-barWai-Yip Chau, MD, is a board certified surgeon who is fellowship trained in bariatric surgery.

Dr. Chau offers patients a full range of bariatric procedures, including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, Adjustable Gastric Banding (also known as LAP-BAND®) and revisional surgery. He has performed more than 900 bariatric operations and is considered a LAP-BAND® specialist.

A 1998 graduate of St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, Dr. Chau completed his surgical residency at North Oakland Medical Center in Pontiac, Mich., and his fellowship training in bariatric surgery at Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center.

He has published case studies in the field and is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the American College of Surgeons.

“Bariatric surgery fulfills my love for innovation, as well as my desire to make a meaningful change in people’s lives,” Dr. Chau says. “Between pre- and post-operative appointments, I see many of my patients more often than their own primary care physicians. I really like the patient contact associated with bariatric surgery; it is an anomaly in medicine today.”

“Regardless of the type of surgery patients select, I believe strongly that they need post-operative support,” Dr. Chau adds. “Weight-loss surgery alters nearly every aspect of an individual’s life. To succeed at this requires a strong will and a strong network of individuals and professionals. At my practice, we offer a full array of services—including support groups, classes, evaluations and consultations—that patients can access for as long as they require.”

To reach Dr. Chau, call 609.785.5870. 

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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.
(May 8, 2012)

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

 For more information, call Dr. Chau at 609.785.5870.
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