University Hospital, Rutgers Medical School launch comprehensive weight management center

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University Hospital and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark recently established a Weight Management Center designed to address obesity and its complications by providing comprehensive support to patients struggling with weight management through a multidisciplinary approach.

The Weight Management Center at University Hospital aims to provide holistic care by integrating medical and surgical services with a personalized support team. The dedicated support team, comprised of physicians, nurses, dieticians, social workers and coordinators, takes the time to understand each patient’s lifestyle, tailoring treatment plans accordingly.

“After practicing 20 years at Harvard Medical School in Boston, I am proud to join Rutgers Health and the surgical care team at University Hospital,” Dr. Daniel Jones, professor, and chair of surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, said. “We are committed to providing patients of Newark with personalized treatment. Surgery gets the weight off and often resolves diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, back pain, knee pain, and lowers risk of heart attack and cancer. Not only can you live 10 years longer, but you also live better.”

Specializing in minimally invasive surgery, the center offers patients faster recovery times and fewer complications, combining advanced technology with compassionate care.

Additionally, the establishment of the center aligns with the launch of MyApp, a user-friendly mobile application, fully functional in multiple languages, designed to keep patients informed and engaged throughout their health care journey. This innovative app integrates essential pre- and postoperative information, along with contact details and health resources.

The Rutgers Weight Management Center at University Hospital is located at DOC 90 Bergen St., Suites 2100 and 2300, in Newark.