New Jersey Bariatric Center Surgeon Dr. Leigh Montes Appointed Co-Director Of Bariatric Surgery At CarePoint Health Christ Hospital In Jersey City, NJ

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Dr. Montes will be part of the expert Weight Loss Surgery team performing Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and LAP-BAND surgeries at the Jersey City, New Jersey, hospital and seeing patients at the New Jersey Bariatric Center office in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Leigh Montes

Dr. Leigh Montes

I am excited to join with a team who has shown this same level of commitment and dedication to the patients of Hudson County.

New Jersey Bariatric Center is proud to announce that bariatric surgeon Leigh Montes, MD, has been appointed Co-Director of Bariatric Surgery at CarePoint Health Christ Hospital. Dr. Montes and the Christ Hospital team will be performing Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Band (LAP-BAND) surgeries at the Jersey City hospital and seeing patients in New Jersey Bariatric Center's Hoboken office on Hudson Street.

Dr. Montes will help lead a newly expanded staff that provides multiple weight loss surgery options and the highest quality health care to the region. 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.

"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.

Weight loss surgery alters the digestive tract to aid obese patients in losing weight. It is considered the most effective therapy available for morbid obesity and can result in improvement or complete resolution of obesity-related comorbidities, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

New Jersey Bariatric Center teaches the public about surgical weight loss options by conducting free educational seminars in Hudson County. The seminars, done in conjunction with Christ Hospital, take place at the Hilton Garden Inn, 875 Rte 3 East, Service Road, Secaucus, NJ 07094.

About New Jersey Bariatric Center
New Jersey Bariatric Center, a medical & surgical weight loss center with offices in Springfield, Somerset and Hoboken, New Jersey, 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. Led by the team of Drs. Ajay Goyal, Glenn Forrester and Angela Glasnapp and Leigh Montes, the New Jersey Bariatric Center’s approach to patient care has resulted in zero mortalities and a complication rate that is lower than the national average. For more information about bariatric surgery, visit http://www.NJBariatricCenter.com.

Free monthly patient education seminars are held four times a month 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 or call 908-481-1270.
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