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From a family practitioner to the most sophisticated neurologists, JFK Medical Center's staff includes some of the most highly respected physicians in the northeast. For a referral to a JFK physician, click here.

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Congratulations to JFK Family Medicine Center: Center for Pregnancy for being selected as a 2015 Community Leader of Distinction!

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement

Effective April 1, 2016, JFK Health is required to participate in the Medicare Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model.

Mandated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), this model requires our hospitals to be accountable for the costs and quality of related care for hip or knee replacements and other major leg procedures. Accountability begins at the time of admission through 90 days after the patient leaves the hospital and is known as an “episode of care.”

Depending on our quality and cost performance during the episode, our hospitals will either earn a financial reward or be required to repay Medicare for a portion of the spending above an established target. As a result, patients can expect that we will actively work with physicians, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities and other providers to ensure they receive the coordinated care they need, while reducing complications and repeat hospital visits.

In addition, this regulation permits our hospitals to engage in financial sharing arrangements with other health care providers, who are called CJR Collaborators. This helps to further improve quality of care and reduce costs. JFK Health’s CJR Collaborators will include the orthopedic surgeons at our hospital. 

Detailed lists of our CJR Collaborators will be posted in the coming months.

For more information, please review the CJR consumer fact sheet or contact stmiller@jfkhealth.org

General Surgery

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Leading-Edge Surgical Options Performed by the Region's Top Surgeons

Excellence is the standard of care for every surgical specialty in JFK Medical Center's division of General Surgery. From the top surgeons in the area to our skilled surgical nurses, anesthesiologists, support staff, and our state-of-the-art surgical facilities, JFK's skilled surgical staff strives to provide the highest-level, patient-centered surgical care available.

  • Our surgical specialists include many of the area's leading surgeons, named to regional and local Top Doctor lists. Their skill, knowledge and expertise are equaled only by their compassion in dealing with our surgical patients.
  • Surgeons at JFK Medical Center utilize state-of-the-art surgical tools and technology designed to facilitate patient comfort, reduce pain and speed healing.
  • The division of General Surgery continues to not only meet but also exceed the highest national quality standards for outcome and safety.
  • Our team of affiliated surgeons performs about 20,000 surgeries each year. The high volume of procedures allows our surgeons to continually sharpen their skills, resulting in better outcomes for patients.

Same Day Surgery at JFK

The Same Day Surgery (SDS) Unit at JFK Medical Center is designed to cater to the special needs of adolescent and adult patients who are undergoing outpatient surgical or diagnostic procedures (and, therefore, do not require a hospital stay). Learn more.

Bariatrics

Join Us... at the next Free JFK Weight Loss Seminar featuring  Dr. Alexander Abkin, one of New Jersey's top bariatric surgeons.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 18, 2011   7:00 - 9:00 pm
WHERE: JFK Conference Center, 70 James Street, Edison, NJ

This comprehensive presentation by Dr. Abkin will include general information as to who qualifies for the surgery, a specific description of the surgical procedure itself, and an overall description of the lifestyle changes that are necessary following gastric bypass. At every bariatric seminar, a medical professional will provided detailed information on the various types of weight loss surgeries. You will have a chance to meet patients who have already undergone bariatric surgery in New Jersey and hear how weight loss surgery has helped them succeed. You will also have the opportunity to ask your questions to a panel of experienced bariatric surgeons with extensive track records of proven success. For more information or to register call (732) 343-7484 or register online, click here

NOTE: seating is limited.

For more information about the JFK Bariatric Program, please click here to visit JFK For Life.


JFK For Life
Metabolic and Surgical Weight Loss Program

(732) 343-7484

Outpatients Services
JFK-Muhlenberg Campus
1200 Park Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07061

Surgical Services
JFK Medical Center
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08820

Surgery of any kind is a serious decision. Which is why the bariatrics team at JFK for Life is dedicated to help you with the process. Our team of healthcare providers represents a combination of training, expertise, and experience that is unparalleled throughout New Jersey. JFK for Life partners with the top surgeons to help you maximize your success and improve your quality of life. We are the only facility in New Jersey that is able to provide you with the entire pre- and post-surgical care needed in your journey.

Understand Your Options at No Cost to You*

Shedule a visit with a JFK for Life Wellness Advisor to understand your options for weight loss. The Wellness Advisor will listen to your needs and the goals you want to achieve. There are many options to choose from. If you want to learn more about bariatric surgery they will register you for one of our recommended bariatric seminars.

*JFK for Life will bill your insurance company for this visit; however, your maximum out-of-pocket is limited as described.

Improve Your Results

Studies show that those that start the process of lifestyle change prior to surgery have significantly more success and lose more weight than those who do not. Additionally, we can supervise a 3- or 6-month weight loss program if required by your insurance company prior to approval. At JFK for Life we have put together a program that is focused on increasing your success. Your Wellness Advisor will put a team of registered dietitians, exercise physiologists, and behavioral counselors together that will work with you to make sure that you reach your desired goals.

Attend a Free Bariatric Seminar

At every bariatric seminar, a medical professional will educate you on various types of bariatric surgeries. You will have a chance to meet patients who have already undergone surgery and have the opportunity to ask your questions to a panel of experienced bariatric surgeons and nutritionists with extensive track records of proven success. You can schedule your necessary surgical, nutritional and psychological evaluations at the seminar.

Optimal Results From Your Surgery

You have spent a lot of time and money on your surgery. The four to six weeks immediately after your surgery is crucial. It is important to follow strict dietary guidelines and speak with a behavioral counselor to ease your body and mind into your new lifestyle. Call us to schedule a visit with your Wellness Advisor who will put your post-operative plan of care together to help you heal healthy and maximize your results.

Attend a Free Lifestyle Change Seminar

To be successful in your bariatric surgery it will require you to make some lifestyle changes. Attend a pre-bariatric lifestyle change seminar led by registered dietitians that specialize in bariatrics to understand the lifestyle changes needed to be successful. To register for this important seminar email myhealth@jfkforlife.org

Maximize & Maintain Your Weight Loss

Congratulations! You are on your way to improving your quality of life. Stay on track by following the plan of care your Wellness Advisor puts together for you with weekly visits with your healthcare team. Find the support that you need from others who have gone through the process at our free monthly post-bariatric support groups. Let JFK for Life help you on your journey to a new life!

Surgical Services

We recognize that to our patients, no surgery is ever "routine." Our interdisciplinary team is dedicated to providing comprehensive surgical services with compassion for our patients and their families in a comfortable community hospital atmosphere. Surgeries are offered in both an inpatient and outpatient setting.

The Surgical Services Department at JFK performs general and specialized surgical procedures ranging from uncomplicated tonsillectomies and general surgery to neurosurgery and orthopedics.

Improved technology, surgical techniques and advances in pain management have enabled JFK Medical Center to perform more tests, procedures and surgeries on an outpatient basis, which means you will be in and out of the hospital within 24 hours.

Orthopedic Surgery

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The Orthopedic Department at JFK Medical Center specializes in treating a broad spectrum of orthopedic conditions through our full-service facility, from minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, to conservative medical treatment, to more aggressive surgical intervention when necessary.

Our board-certified physicians are sub-specialty trained in areas such as foot and ankle, hand and upper extremity, shoulder, knee, joint replacement, pediatric and adolescent orthopedic conditions, spinal disorders and sports medicine. Our patients rely on our orthopedic expertise for the fastest possible recovery and healing, to preserve range of motion, and for return to normal daily activities.

The physician specialists, nurses, and therapists that comprise our multi-disciplinary orthopedic team are committed to managing your care and following your progress carefully. From state-of-the-art diagnosis, through treatment, rehabilitative and physical therapy -- our goal is to get you back to living the fullest life possible.

JFK Health is required to participate in the Medicare Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model.