Making The Decision

While you are the only one that knows your abilities and needs regarding this surgery, it’s important to know your options before making this life altering decision. It’s important to go into this with your eyes open and a very clear understanding of what you’re doing to yourself and your future.

This is the beginning of a journey, physically, mentally and emotionally. It is important to stress that this surgery isn’t a cure-all for your life and your problems. It can lead to better physical health and the ability to be healthier but mental health and self image may need more support.

It is important to remember that there are no guarantees in any kind of medicine or surgery. There can be unexpected outcomes in even the simplest procedures.

Ultimately, the decision to have the procedure is entirely up to you. After hearing and understanding all the information at your consultation, you must decide if the benefits outweigh the side effects and potential complications. Weight loss surgery is only a tool. Ultimate success depends on making a lifelong commitment of strict adherence to the recommended dietary, exercise and lifestyle changes.

Have questions about this procedure? Ask us now:

We accept all major insurances if you have appropriate benefits, offer financing, and can email you our specials, for those who choose to self-pay.

Have questions about this procedure? Ask us now:

We accept all major insurances if you have appropriate benefits, offer financing, and can email you our specials, for those who choose to self-pay.


  • Dr. Mehta gave me the tools to work with and for that I’m thankful. I’m always telling people about Dr. Mehta and how he helped change my life.*

    Laura S.
  • I have never felt better physically, emotionally and spiritually in my LIFE! I have made a commitment to myself to live a healthier lifestyle and Dr. Mehta has helped in this decision and choice. Down 80 lbs with the lap band.*

    Dawn B.
  • I chose Dr. Mehta because he came highly recommended by my gastrointestinal doctor. Before surgery my maximum weight was 338 lbs. My current weight, one year post-op is 205 lbs. I had no trouble getting an appointment with Dr. Mehta’s office and I found the staff to be kind and very informative and supportive. Dr. Mehta answered all of my questions thoroughly and was very attentive when I developed post op complications. I have not taken advantage of the support staff in place, but I know they’re available should I need them. I would highly recommend Dr. Mehta and the Mehta Bariatric Center to anyone considering bariatric surgery. It has made a tremendous impact on my life.*

    Darlene G. Hillsborough, NJ
  • Dr. Mehta and his staff (especially Lulu) are great!! Dr. Mehta has a great bedside manner and takes the time to talk to you and answer any and all questions that you may have. My situation was different than most. I had an old gastric banding placed in back in 1985. My surgery was performed by a surgeon who no longer practices. The banding had gone bad and eroded through my stomach causing a lot of pain. I had gone to many doctors and finally met Dr. Mehta who decided to help me by performing corrective surgery to remove the band and perform the new gastric bypass. I was back up to 225 lbs and I am now down to 140 lbs. My husband met with Dr. Mehta while he was in the hospital and liked his manners and asked me to call him. I had no problem getting an appointment and he explained everything I needed to know. I had the surgery and I am now feeling great and no longer in pain. I love Dr. Mehta and his staff. I felt I made a great choice and I am glad he took my case on and helped me out.*

    Colleen V. Flemington, NJ
  • I heard about Dr. Mehta through my mother. I felt very comfortable around him. At our first meeting, Dr. Mehta explained the procedure and all risks with me. The staff that Dr. Mehta has is very friendly and helpful with all your questions. I felt like Lulu was a personal friend of mine. Before my surgery, I weighed 237 lbs now I am weighing 145 lbs. I feel great!! I have not been able to utilize the Mehta Bariatric Center’s after care program because of where I live, in Delaware. If I lived closer, I wouldn’t hesitate to utilize it. I highly recommend Dr. Mehta and the Mehta Bariatric Center.*

    Deana C. Newark, NJ