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.

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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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