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Robert J. Barbalinardo, MD

About Robert J. Barbalinardo

At one of the busiest, most experienced bariatric programs in the country, Drs. Karl Strom, Joseph and Robert Barbalinardo, and Silvia Fresco help people achieve healthy long-term weight loss. 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
also help them maintain that weight loss in a successful manner for years to come,” says Dr. Strom.

Dr. Joseph Barbalinardo specializes in minimally invasive bariatric and general surgery. Chairman of HackensackUMC Mountainside’s Medical Education Committee, he is also a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Rutgers NJ Medical School. Dr. Strom, medical director of the practice’s affiliated hospitals, 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.
“We follow patients for a lifetime,” says Dr. Joseph Barbalinardo. “Many tell us they should have sought our help sooner.”

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: HackensackUMC Mountainside, Montclair; Bayshore Medical Center, Holmdel; Southern Ocean Medical Center, Manahawkin.