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Joseph P. Barbalinardo, MD

About Joseph P. Barbalinardo

Drs. Karl Strom, Joseph and Robert Barbalinardo, and Silvia Fresco help people achieve healthy long-term weight loss at one of the busiest, most experienced bariatric programs in the country. They offer a comprehensive program that includes monthly informational seminars, counseling, personalized diet and exercise regimens, and family support groups. “We not only help patients lose weight, we help them maintain that weight loss in a successful manner for years to come,” says Dr. Strom.

Medical director of the practice’s affiliated hospitals, Dr. Strom is one of the most respected bariatric surgeons in the nation. A top performer in laparoscopic gastric sleeve and banding procedures, he also teaches bariatric surgeons techniques and technologies. Dr. Robert Barbalinardo performs colorectal surgery, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and an array of general surgical procedures. At the forefront of women’s breast care, Dr. Fresco also has extensive experience in bariatric and laparoscopic general surgery. After many years of dedication to his patients’ wellbeing, Dr. Joseph Barbalinardo, who specializes in minimally invasive bariatric and general surgery, recently announced his upcoming retirement.

“We follow patients for a lifetime,” says Dr. Joseph Barbalinardo. “A procedure like the gastric sleeve may only take 30 minutes, but it changes every aspect of a patient’s life. Many tell us they wish they had sought our help sooner.”

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: HackensackUMC Mountainside, Montclair; Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center, Holmdel; Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center, Manahawkin; Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy