Top Bariatric Surgeon Joins CarePoint Health

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Dr. Leigh Montes named Co-Director of expanded Bariatric program. Doctor’s expertise to improve weight loss options for Hudson County residents.

CarePoint Health - Hoboken University Medical Center, Christ Hospital, Bayonne Medical Center

New Jersey Bariatric Center is dedicated to providing the highest level of quality care to our patients. I am excited to join with a team who has shown this same level of commitment and dedication to the patients of Hudson County.

CarePoint Health is proud to announce that a leading Bariatric Surgeon, Leigh Montes, MD, has joined our expanded Bariatric program as Co-Director of Bariatric Surgery at Christ Hospital. Our system welcomes Dr. Montes to the community. New Jersey Bariatric Center, a medical and surgical weight loss center, helps patients achieve long-term weight loss success through the most advanced bariatric surgery procedures, including Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, LAP-BAND and REALIZE Band procedures. Dr. Montes will help lead a staff that provides multiple weight loss options and the highest quality health care to the region.

"New Jersey Bariatric Center is dedicated to providing the highest level of quality care to our patients. I am excited to join with a team who has shown this same level of commitment and dedication to the patients of Hudson County," said Dr. Montes.

Dr. Montes is a board certified general surgeon with training in advanced laparoscopic surgery and laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Dr. Montes graduated summa cum laude from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and was a Howard Hughes Clinical Research Fellow. She earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and finished her general surgical residency at University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Montes completed an advanced laparoscopic fellowship at University of Texas in Houston, and a bariatric fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has experience in a breadth of general surgical and bariatric laparoscopic cases, including gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic herniorrhaphy, and laparoscopic colectomy.

New Jersey Bariatric Center offers weight loss options for patients seeking a permanent solution to the health problems associated with obesity. The caring staff understands the challenges of obesity and is committed to helping patients achieve their goals for a healthy lifestyle. For more information about bariatric surgery, visit http://www.NJBariatricCenter.com or call 908-481-1270. Free monthly patient education seminars are held for individuals interested in learning more about weight loss surgery. To view dates or register for a seminar, visit http://www.njbariatriccenter.com/news-events/events/weight-loss-surgery-seminar. The center also has two office locations in the area:

  •     Springfield: 193 Morris Ave., Springfield, NJ, 07081
  •     Hoboken: 79 Hudson St., Ste. 301, Hoboken, NJ 07030

For more information about CarePoint Health’s Bariatric services, contact:

Allyson Miller
CarePoint Health
Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations
Phone: 201-858-5297
Fax: 973-646-5563
Email: AMiller(at)bayonnemedicalcenter(dot)org

About CarePoint Health
CarePoint Health brings quality, patient-focused health care to Hudson County. Combining the resources of three area hospitals - Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center - CarePoint Health provides a new approach to deliver health care that puts the patient front and center. We leverage a network of top doctors, nurses and other medical professionals whose expertise and attentiveness work together to provide complete coordination of care, from the doctor’s office to the hospital to the home. Patients benefit from the expertise and capabilities of a broad network of leading specialists and specialized technology. And at CarePoint Health, all of our medical professionals emphasize preventive medicine and focus on educating patients to make healthy life choices. For more information on our facilities, partners and services, visit our website, http://www.carepointhealth.org.

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