Health & Wellness

Overlook Hosts Facebook Live Event Answering Questions Regarding Weight Loss Surgery

Ajay Goyal, MD, is the medical director of Overlook’s bariatric surgery program. Credits: Atlantic Health System

SUMMIT, NJ - Ever wonder when someone should consider weight loss surgery? How much weight a person can expect to lose? Or what the health benefits are?

Visit Overlook Medical Center’s Facebook page March 24 at 2 p.m. (EST) for a Facebook Live event in which Ajay Goyal, MD, medical director of Overlook’s bariatric surgery program, will answer these and other questions.

Overlook Medical Center’s bariatric surgery program is a fully accredited comprehensive center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program which distinguishes the hospital as a facility providing outstanding care and superior outcomes. It is one of a handful of centers throughout the country and the only site in New Jersey conducting a study performing low-BMI adult bariatric surgery.

Dr. Goyal is a leader in the field of laparoscopic bariatric and general surgery, and was among the first bariatric surgeons in the country to employ a multidisciplinary team approach to weight loss, including nutritional, psychological and exercise counseling. His dedication to aggressive preoperative evaluation and postoperative follow-up has enabled Dr. Goyal to maintain a lower-than-average complication and zero mortality rate throughout his career.

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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, March 12 – Sunday, March 18, 2018


By Galina Natenzon

After the storm of the Annual Friends’ Book Sale (no, not the snowstorm), the library is returning to relative peace and quiet.  The sale continues with Bag Sale ($8 for a large bag of books) on Monday, Tuesday, and until most books are sold.

For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 or go ...

Proud of Chatham Township Residents During "Weather Events"

March 13, 2018

To the Editor

As I watch the next “Weather Event” cross my computer screen I am compelled not to roll my eyes in hopelessness to but reflect on the incredible response of helpfulness I have seen throughout the Chatham Township Community over the last several days. 

We are a rural community with dozen of miles of winding road yet we have seen our volunteer first ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 13

On this episode of AtlantiCast, new clinical studies in the fields of cardiology and immunotherapy, national and statewide recognitions for Atlantic Health System medical centers and the inaugural AtlantiCast Collab Challenge!


Mindfulness and Meditation Courses Beginning April 2018 - Space is limited as classes will be small

March 16, 2018

Madison, NJ – In celebration of the new spring season, come experience and enjoy Mindfulness and Meditation with Wendi L. Dumbroff, MA, LPC. Dumbroff is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Madison, New Jersey, where she specializes in individual, family, couple and sex therapy.  She is a highly trained couple and sex therapist who provides a safe, ...