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Naveen Ballem, MD

About Naveen Ballem

As leading experts in weight loss and robotic surgery, Drs. Naveen Ballem and Harvey Rainville provide comprehensive solutions for people struggling with their weight and all its related medical conditions.

Dr. Ballem is director of bariatric surgery at Clara Maass Medical Center (RWJBarnabas Health) and Hunterdon Medical Center. He offers all current surgical weight loss options—including laparoscopic gastric banding, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy—and revisional bariatric surgery. Dr. Ballem, who is attending Harvard University for a Masters degree in Healthcare Management, is chief clinical effectiveness officer of Clara Maass Medical Center. “These new roles will enable me to further my work with patient-centered care that is both value oriented and compassionate, while delivering the best possible care,” says Dr. Ballem.

Dr. Rainville is fellowship-trained in both robotic and bariatric surgery. He is actively involved in training surgeons throughout the country in robotic surgery. “Dr. Ballem and
I offer patients the absolute, most state-of-the-art approach to bariatric surgery,” says
Dr. Rainville.

Support from a bariatric coordinator, registered dieticians, clinical psychologists and an exercise therapist is provided by the exceptional and caring team to help patients attain their goals. Contact Dr. Ballem’s office to attend an informational bariatric surgery seminar.

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville; Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington; HackensackUMC Mountainside, Montclair; East Orange General Hospital.

MEDICAL TRAINING: Dr. Naveen Ballem: Columbia University at Harlem Hospital Center (residency), Cleveland Clinic (fellowship), University of Alabama at Birmingham (fellowship).
Dr. Rainville: Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Hospital (residency), University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (fellowship).