Hear from actual patients. They will share with you their histories, how they came to make the decision to have weight-loss surgery and what the experience was all about. You will learn how they changed their lives.


Schedule an appointment online or call 1-800-200-5553 for a free initial consultation with Dr. Andrei. Learn More about how you can take the first step to a happy and healthier future!

Our Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday Closed

Walk the Walk

Learn more about Dr.Andrei’s blog, “Walk the Walk”, a journal of Dr.Andrei’s own experience with taking the steps to a healthier lifestyle.

Valeriu E. Andrei, MD, Bariatric Associates, P.A.

Welcome to Bariatric Associates. P.A., a go-to bariatric surgery practice for patients seeking support for weight loss and healthier lifestyles across the tri-state area. Since 2004, we have utilized the latest advancements in bariatric medicine for both surgical and non-surgical procedures that have given many a chance at starting a healthier new life. When diet and exercise are ineffective, your weight loss journey can truly begin when you schedule a consultation with Valeriu E. Andrei, MD, Bariatric Associates, P.A.

About Our Founder

After serving as the Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. V.E Andrei, M.D, had a vision – to start a practice that would focus on minimally invasive bariatric surgeries and procedures that would kick start weight loss for all patients in need. In collaboration with Dr. Brolin of St. Peter’s University Hospital, Dr. Andrei did just that.

Dr. Andrei, alongside our expert team of bariatric specialists, has successfully performed over 1,200 bariatric surgery procedures, including Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass and LapBand. Today, this work continues to assist an increasing number of patients to lose weight and restore their overall quality of life.

And all of our patients can rest assured that they’re in the best possible hands, as Dr. Andrei also conducts private practice at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and St. Barnabas Medical Center. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and serves as Co-Chair of the Insurance Committee for the American Society of Bariatric Surgery.

Our Services

We’re known for our comprehensive lineup of bariatric surgery procedures and track record for success that allows us to transform lives on a daily basis. Because there is no one-size-fits-all approach to bariatric medicine, our expert team is well versed in numerous surgical and non-surgical options, including:

  • Gastric Balloon – A temporary balloon is inserted into the stomach to reduce a patient’s food and beverage intake. Learn more.
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy – This surgical procedure reduces the stomach’s size, allowing the patient to feel full more quickly. Learn more.
  • Gastric Bypass – This surgery creates a small stomach pouch and eliminates a large portion of the small intestine. Learn more.
  • Duodenal Switch – Combining a sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass reduces the patient’s absorption of fat by at least 70%. Learn More.
  • Revisional Bariatric Surgery – For patients who have had a previous bariatric surgery that did not lead to the desired success. Learn more.
  • Diabetes Surgery – Patients with diabetes not only lose weight but also notice vast improvements in their diabetic state. Learn more.
  • Non-Surgical Weight Loss – We offer three procedures that do not require incisions or a lengthy recovery time. Learn more.
  • Medical Weight Loss Management – Tailored adult and youth programs help our patients lose weight and learn how to live a healthy lifestyle. Learn more.

Our team also provides body sculpting services for targeted fat loss, as well as anti-reflux treatment to address the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or severe acid reflux.

The Support You Deserve

Valeriu E. Andrei, MD, Bariatric Associates, P.A. is proud to provide our patients with an array of resources that support them throughout their weight loss journey. For instance, our seminars allow you to hear directly from our patients about their personal story and how bariatric surgery helped them change their lives for the better. Or, you can join our support group to meet peers who are going through or have conquered the same weight loss battle. To learn more, visit our blog, Walk the Walk, which chronicles Dr. Andrei’s own experience with taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle.

How to Get Started

If diet and exercise have not been effective in helping you achieve significant weight loss, it’s time to take the next step with Valeriu E. Andrei, MD, Bariatric Associates, P.A. We provide all new patients with a complimentary initial office evaluation to assess the condition of your health and explore which bariatric surgery options are available to you. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at 800-200-5553. We are available Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.