JFK Medical Center bariatric surgeon inducted as fellow of American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Aram E. Jawed, M.D., FACS, FASMBS, bariatrics surgeon, JFK Medical Center

Hackensack Meridian JFK Medical Center’s leading bariatric surgeon, Aram E. Jawed, M.D., FACS, FASMBS was recently inducted as a fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

“On behalf of the JFK team, we would like to congratulate Dr. Jawed on his induction,” said Amie Thornton, chief hospital executive, JFK Medical Center, in a statement provided by Hackensack Meridian Health. “Dr. Jawed is one of our leading bariatric surgeons who specializes in minimally invasive advanced bariatric (weight loss) surgery.”

JFK Medical Center’s bariatric surgery program is 5-star rated for superior outcomes by Healthgrades, according to the statement. The program is also accredited by the American College of Surgeon. Additionally, the program holds the Center of Blue Distinction for Bariatrics, OPTUM Center of Excellence for Bariatrics, Cigna Center of Excellence for Bariatrics and Aetna Quality Institute for Bariatrics.

The team at JFK for Life provides a personalized approach to weight loss surgery. Each physician will work to create an individualized care plan based upon each patient’s unique needs and weight-loss goals. The multidisciplinary team includes industry-leading physicians, nutritionists, weight loss surgery coordinators, support group counselors, and nurses, who work together to ensure the best possible outcome for each patient. The team performs a complete evaluation before and after surgery and provides continuous education and support throughout the weight-loss journey.

JFK Medical Center has implemented many new protocols with safety at the forefront. JFK has separate areas for non-COVID-19 patients, temperature checks for all patients, visitors, team members and physicians, rigorous cleaning and sanitization of our facilities, and more, according to the statement.