CarePoint Health opens Momentum weight loss center

Everyone knows the deal: Weight-loss clinics have been around for decades — with mixed success. Among other things, the right fit varies for each individual.

CarePoint Health recently announced it is offering another option.

CarePoint officials said its new Momentum center is comprehensively designed to assist those struggling with weight management to meet their weight loss goals.

The Momentum center offers a uniquely comprehensive approach to support weight loss plans with registered dieticians, mental health services, education and coaching, fitness services and group support, CarePoint officials said.

And, if appropriate, the Momentum center also includes consultation with a bariatric surgeon and preparation for bariatric surgery, which will be performed using the latest technology, including laparoscopic, endoscopic and robotic techniques. Patients will be able to meet with the clinical team, tap into the variety of resources and receive individualized care all in one convenient location.

The center is located at 142 Palisades Ave. in Jersey City, in the newly renovated Medical Office Building next to Christ Hospital.

CarePoint Health System CEO Achintya Moulick feels the Momentum center has promise.

“We are thrilled with this latest initiative across the CarePoint system,” he said. “The Momentum center is integrated and personalized to equip each patient with information and care that matches his or her medical profile and needs.

“We realize many of our patients have done what they can on their own and now need some additional help to succeed in reaching their weight loss goals.”

CarePoint Health recently expanded in-network services to include all health insurance carriers, allowing more patients who are searching for weight management guidance to access the Momentum center.

Dr. Edward Boylan, the center’s director, said Momentum is a recognition of the need to reemphasize the importance of weight loss and the health issues around obesity.

“Our focus is on using a compassionate approach,” he said. “We will guide our patients along the path to weight management with all the medical and professional support and state-of-the art resources they may need.”