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Robert Barbalinardo, MD

About Robert Barbalinardo

Drs. Karl Strom, Robert Barbalinardo, Silvia Fresco, and Jonathan Reich 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.

During this time of uncertainty, the practice is using both telemedicine and in-person visits to provide top-notch care and continuity for patients. “Providing more options makes treatment even more convenient, which is especially important now,” says Dr. Reich. “Morbid obesity, diabetes, and hypertension are comorbidities for COVID-19. Through our treatment, we can negate those concerns and that elevated risk of severe cases of the virus.”

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. She is also instrumental in teaching the next generation of doctors by working closely with medical students. Dr. Reich, an innovator in advanced laproscopic procedures, is the director of the practice’s South Jersey component.

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