Bariatric Clinic

Back to a Better You

We provide for both your mental and physical well being on your weight loss journey, including a support group. To learn more, get our brochure.

Evangelical Community Hospital’s Bariatric Program was developed to help obese individuals achieve permanent weight loss through surgery. If accepted into the program, you can expect to be personally guided throughout the process.

Our Program

If you are a candidate for surgery, you will begin the program with an initial physician visit. You will also meet with a Registered Dietitian on a monthly basis to achieve the required weight loss prior to surgery. Our program also includes a personalized exercise program designed to assist you in your weight loss goals. Our nursing staff remains in contact with each patient throughout your participation in the program.

Our program benefits include: Dr. Motto with a patient

  • Every visit is supervised by our Board Certified physician
  • Health monitoring and comprehensive lab work
  • Medical and individual progress reviews
  • Nutrition counseling
  •  Individualized meal plans
  • Exercise plan review
  • Behavior modification for lasting results
  • Monthly support group meetings
  • “Bari-Buddy” – phone and e-mail network

Our Staff

Our staff is dedicated to giving our patients the care, medical supervision and specialized treatment needed to achieve a desirable, healthy weight. Whether you are new to the program or have been a part of our group for years, the staff at the Bariatric Clinic is able to assist you.

Visit our physician and support staff profile pages, including that of the Medical Director of the Bariatric Center, Christopher J. Motto, MD to learn more.


The clinic is located across from the Rooke Pavilion on the hospital's campus, at parking lot F, with convenient parking located directly in front of the facility.

A second clinic is also held in the Jersey Shore area. For details, call (570) 522-4411.