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Bariatric Surgeons

The Bariatric Surgery team at University Medical Center of Princeton are among the best bariatric surgeons in New Jersey.  If you’ve been looking for a highly experienced bariatric surgeon, consider Dr. Chau or Dr. Dobruskin. Each surgeon has a long history of proven success.

Dr. Wai Yip Chau specializes in performing LAP-BAND surgery. He’s performed nearly 1,000 bariatric operations, including more than 50 body lifts, and several revisions. Dr. Chau can readily perform both open and laparoscopic RY gastric bypass and is certified to perform laparoscopic banding.

Wai Yip Chau 

Dr. Wai Yip Chau
Specialty: LAP-BAND
Nearly 1,000 bariatric operations performed
6+ years bariatric experience
Board certified (American Board of Surgery

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Lisa Dobruskin

Dr. Lisa Dobruskin
Dr. Dobruskin, Medical Director of the Center for Bariatric Surgery & Metabolic Medicine at UMCP, graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Biology and obtained her Medical Doctor degree from New York Medical College. She completed her Surgical Residency and Internship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York. Dr. Dobruskin conducted research at several universities and medical centers and published scientific articles on Gastric Sleeves, Gastric Bands, Robotic Surgery, Thoracoscopic Surgery and colorectal cancer. In addition to performing Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass and Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding procedures, Dr. Dobruskin developed expertise in a new procedure, called the Gastric Sleeve.

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Medical Director of the Weight Management Program

 

Dr. Rameck Hunt
Rameck Hunt, MD, FACP, Medical Director of the Weight Management Program, is board certified in internal medicine and specializes in obesity medicine. He is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association. Dr. Hunt is a graduate of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Hunt is a recipient of the 2015 Healthcare Professional of the Year Award.

Metabolic and Bariatric Clinical Coordinator

Donna Post BSN, RN-BC
Donna Post BSN, RN-BC is the Metabolic and Bariatric Clinical Coordinator at the Center for Bariatric Surgery & Metabolic Medicine. Ms. Post is a highly skilled career professional with 20 years of nursing experience. Donna began her career as a surgical care nurse, who specialized and is currently certified in the field of Pain Management. Through her tenure here she has had the opportunity to enrich her career by performing in the following roles within the organization; a direct care nurse, procedural nurse, Nurse Manager and Clinical Educator training as well as mentoring others in the nursing profession. Donna has worked closely with our Bariatric Team to develop clinical pathways, attain higher patient care standards and act as a resource for staff, patients and families regarding the treatment of obesity. Donna has personal experience with the disease of obesity, and its treatments. She feels that both her professional and personal experience allows her to connect with patients to help them with the challenging journey of optimizing their health through weight management.

In addition, expert and compassionate care is provided by:

  • Board certified anesthesiologists
  • Nurse practitioners who handle healthcare assessments and follow up
  • Highly skilled nurses, including certified Operating Room specialists
  • Registered dietitians who assist with new eating challenges
  • Psychologists who offer counseling services