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NJ Bariatrics Joins Princeton Medicine Group

Apr 21, 2014

NJ Bariatrics, a Plainsboro-based medical practice specializing in weight-loss surgery, is now part of Princeton Medicine, the primary and specialty care physician group owned by Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS).

PHCS now employs three experienced and highly skilled bariatric surgeons: Robert E. Brolin, MD, FACS, of NJ Bariatrics; Wai-Yip Chau, MD, FACS, who sees patients at NJ Bariatrics; and Lisa Dobruskin, MD, FACS, who joined the PHCS Medical Staff late last year. The surgeons all perform procedures at the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence at University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) in Plainsboro.

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Dr. Brolin (pictured, left), who serves as Co-Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at UMCP, has more than 30 years of experience in bariatric surgery, having performed more than 3,000 procedures. His expertise includes Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and revisional surgery.

A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Medicine in Ann Arbor, Mich., Dr. Brolin completed his internship and surgical residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  


He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, formerly serving as the organization's president, a member of the Executive Council for more than 10 years and a committee member for more than 20 years. Dr. Brolin has published and presented extensively on the subject of bariatric surgery.

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Dr. Chau (pictured, left) is a board certified surgeon who has performed approximately 1,000 bariatric procedures. He offers a full range of procedures, including Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAP-BAND®), Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and revisional surgery.

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 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 a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Both Dr.Chau and Dr. Brolin will continue to see patients at NJ Bariatrics, 666 Plainsboro Road, Building 600, Suite 640, Plainsboro. They may be reached at 609-785-5870.

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Dr. Dobruskin (pictured, left) is a board certified surgeon who has performed more than 600 bariatric procedures, specializing in sleeve gastrectomy.

She was among the first surgeons in the area to perform laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

Dr. Dobruskin serves as Co-Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at UMCP.

A graduate of Cornell University, Dr. Dobruskin earned her medical degree from New York Medical College and completed her surgical residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery and obesity surgery at Westchester County Medical Center/New York Medical College.

She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as well as The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

Dr. Dobruskin sees patients at two locations: 2 Centre Drive, Suite 200, Monroe, NJ, and 2333 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Suite 7, Hamilton. She may be reached at 609-228-3124.

The bariatric surgeons accept Medicare and most private insurances, including several new plans offered through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Princeton Medicine employs more than 40 physicians serving patients at locations in Plainsboro, Princeton, Lawrenceville, Monroe, Dayton, Robbinsville and Hamilton. In addition to NJ Bariatrics, the Princeton Medicine group also includes Rednor-Risi Family Medicine, Comprehensive OB/GYN Care and Hamilton Medical Group.

For more information, visit www.princetonmedicine.org.

About Princeton HealthCare System
Princeton HealthCare System is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that strives to anticipate and serve the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a primary and specialty medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Andy Williams, 609-252-8785
anwilliams@princetonhcs.org