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223 N. Van Dien Avenue Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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The Valley Hospital
223 N. Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Are You a Candidate for Weight-Loss Surgery?


Beth A. Schrope, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Director
The Valley Hospital Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery

May 8, 2013 -- Weight-loss surgery has made headlines lately with the announcement that N.J. Governor Chris Christie underwent gastric band surgery in February as part of his decades-long battle to lose weight.  As a result, some of you may be wondering if the surgery is right for you.

If you are significantly overweight, you may be at increased risk for health problems and may indeed be a candidate for weight loss surgery.  Persons eligible for weight loss surgery include those who:

• have a body mass index (BMI) or 40 or above;
• have a BMI of 35 and above and have life-threatening obesity related problems, such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, etc.; and
• have failed non-surgical attempts at weight loss, specifically a combined regimen of diet and exercise.

There are many options available for those who are considering weight-loss surgery.  To find out more about our program and to learn if surgery is right for you, request a personal consultation or attend one of our free educational seminars. Visit or call 201-251-3480 for more information. 

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