At Kennedy, we understand that making the commitment to have bariatric surgery is a big step. And choosing who to trust for your weight-loss surgery is a very important, and personal, decision. That's why we've built a comprehensive bariatric program that's uniquely focused on your specific needs—and dedicated to your long-term success.
Our Approach to Care
Everything we do is designed specifically with the unique needs of our bariatric patients in mind. And this is reflected in the way we've structured our entire program—from our surgical care team and support services to our specialized facilities.
When you choose Kennedy for your weight-loss surgery, you are treated as more than a surgical patient—we welcome you as part of our bariatric community. Our entire team of medical professionals works hard to be with you every step of the way, from your initial consultation to your post-surgical care and education, and beyond:
1. Our team of professionals will assist you with navigating the process of bariatric surgery qualification, including your medical considerations, Body Mass Index and insurance qualifications.
2. Our specialized diagnostic capabilities, including CT scan and radiology equipment specifically designed to accommodate bariatric patients, allow you to undergo any needed medical imaging studies in comfort and privacy.
3. Our experienced surgeons conduct your surgery in an operating room equipped with specialized beds and surgical equipment designed to accommodate bariatric patients.
4. Our private, post-surgery bariatric suites give you the comfort and privacy you need to recover from your surgery. Each suite is equipped with special bathroom setups for weight-loss patients, as well as a bariatric recliner for patients or their visitors. You'll also find bariatric-friendly furniture throughout our hospital to help make your stay more comfortable.
Kennedy University Hospital is the only Southern New Jersey hospital to be accredited by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
This prestigious designation means that you are ensured the highest level of care through the Kennedy Bariatric Surgery Program.
Established by the ACS in 2005, ACS BSCN accreditation is awarded tobariatric surgery centers that demonstrate a commitment to providing the highest quality care. Accredited centers must provide the resources and support necessary to address the entire spectrum of care and needs of bariatric patients.
For more information on how Kennedy can help you with your weight loss goals, please visit: www.kennedybariatric.org
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