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Bariatric Surgery Counseling in New Jersey

Are you considering bariatric surgery? If you are, you likely have a history of dieting and exercising with limited success. Bariatric surgery is a very effective weight loss tool, however, it does not work without proper diet and exercise. Bariatric surgery counseling with Kathryn Valentine, RD, at the Center for Bariatric Endoscopy, the “Premiere Bariatric Surgical Institute in New Jersey”, located in Montclair, helps you and other bariatric patients develop nutrition and fitness plans that enhance the outcomes of your bariatric surgery.

What is Bariatric Surgery Counseling?

Keep in mind that bariatric surgery alone will not make you lose weight. Surgery is intended to give you an advantage in your weight loss efforts. You must also follow a special diet and exercise regularly. Bariatric surgery counseling with our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Kathryn Valentine, gives you the professional guidance and support you need to optimize your diet and post-operative weight loss success.

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery Counseling

Thinking about your weight loss efforts may bring up feelings of frustration and failure. Your choice to undergo bariatric surgery may give you a new optimistic outlook, yet those old feelings associated with diet and exercise can create barriers to your success. Bariatric surgery counseling with Kathryn Valentine, RD, gives you a solid plan that, when followed, makes a significant and positive change to your lifestyle. Ultimately these changes not only help you lose weight, but also give you a good foundation for living a healthier and more active lifestyle.

What Should I Expect from Bariatric Surgery Counseling?

Bariatric surgery counseling involves several steps. First, Kathryn will ask about your previous diet and exercise efforts. She will try to understand what has and has not worked for you in the past in order to develop a plan that will help you succeed moving forward. She will also educate you on the post-operative bariatric diet stages you will need to follow. Together you will set healthy goals for before and after your surgery.

How Much Does Bariatric Surgery Counseling Cost?

Kathryn Valentine is a licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, so many of her services are covered by most major medical plans. We recommend that you confirm coverage under your medical insurance prior to your consultation with Kathryn. You may be responsible for all or a portion of the cost associated with bariatric surgery counseling depending on your insurance plan benefits. Considerations can be made for patients who make direct payments.

Is Bariatric Surgery Counseling Right for Me?

Because the results of bariatric surgery are greatly dependent upon your ability to eat and exercise properly, we recommend bariatric surgery counseling to all bariatric patients. Kathryn’s professional insight has proven valuable to all of our patients.

Why Choose Kathryn Valentine, RD for Bariatric Surgery Counseling?

Kathryn works closely with Dr. Shaikh. This professional teamwork allows her to deeply understand the unique physical and emotional needs of bariatric patients. She has years of experience working with bariatric patients, with a special interest in bariatric endoscopy.

Because proper nutrition and exercise are critical aspects of bariatric surgery success, meeting with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for bariatric surgery counseling gives you the professional guidance and support you need. Kathryn Valentine, RD, is an experienced bariatric surgery counselor who helps patients just like you. Contact Ms. Valentine today!


“Individual results may vary.  Results are not guaranteed with this or any other procedure. Any weight loss procedure should be accompanied with nutritional counseling and an appropriate diet and exercise program.”