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Advanced Laparoscopic Associates

Main Office:
35 Plaza 81 Route 4 West
Suite 401
Paramus, NJ 07652 Map
Tel: (201) 646-1121
Fax (201) 646-1110

Additional Office Locations:
377 Jersey Avenue, Suite 470
Jersey City, NJ 07302 Map

250 Old Hook Road, Suite 302
Westwood, NJ 07675 Map

7600 River Rd
North Bergen, NJ 07047 Map

Hospital Affiliations:
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, NJ 07601 Map

Hackensack UMC at Pascack Valley
250 Old Hook Road
Westwood, NJ 07675 Map

HackensackUMC Palisades
7600 River Rd
North Bergen, NJ 07047 Map

SurgiCare of Carlstadt
630 Broad St
Carlstadt, NJ 07072 Map


Clinical Staff

Kathleen Connor, BSN, RN, CBN, HN-BC

Kathleen Connor, BSN, RN, CBN, HN-BC - Paramus, Jersey City, NJPart of our multidisciplinary support team specializing in surgical postoperative care, clinical support, aftercare education and co-sponsoring support group meetings. Kathleen joined the team at Advanced Laparoscopic Associates in March 2004 as Director of the Aftercare Program. Her clinical backround consists of Surgical Critical Care and Trauma. Kathleen also serves as the Practice Administrator.

“When I joined this practice in 2004, it gave me the opportunity to launch and oversee the aftercare program. I knew this was essential and I wanted to make sure we were offering the physical, emotional and medical support necessary to help patients succeed during their weight-loss journey.

“Many people don’t realize that obesity-related diseases are curable. When our patients lose their weight, they are frequently able to come off their medications and attain dramatic new levels of health and vitality. It is so rewarding to watch the transformation process; you see the change in their bodies but also in their eyes – that’s why I love what I do.”

 

Nadia M. Setzer, MSN, RN, APN-C

Nadia M. Setzer, MSN, RN, APN-C - Paramus, Jersey City, NJA recent addition to our team, Nadia graduated from Felician College, NJ with a bachelor's degree as a Registered Professional Nurse, and received her Adult Nurse Practitioner licensure through the Master's Degree Program at the University of Dentistry and Medicine of New Jersey. Her responsibilities consist of patient examinations, pre- and postoperative care, gastric band adjustments, patient education and organizing and executing trials for the purpose of medical advancement and innovations. Nadia endeavors to help our patients with their specific needs, such as weight-loss goals, their day-to-day struggles and overall well-being.

 

Jennifer H. Blume, MS, RD, CDN, ACSM-cp

Jennifer H. Blume, MS, RD, CDN, ACSM-cp - Paramus, Jersey City, NJ Jennifer has a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Nutrition and is a Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. She is also a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. She specializes in bariatric counseling, as well as diabetes meal planning, heart health, prenatal and postpartum nutrition and healthy eating for peak exercise performance. Whether through physical exercise or nutrition advice, she constantly strives to educate and motivate others to be better than they were the day before.

 

Wendy Bennett, RD, CNSD

Wendy Bennett, RD, CNSD - - Paramus, Jersey City, NJWendy's background primarily in clinical nutrition, currently specializing in critical care. She has spent additional time in private practice and consulting. She has five years of experience working with the weight-loss surgery population. Services include both pre- and postoperative support to promote healthy eating and behavior modification, with the ultimate goal of optimizing weight loss along with the ability to maintain changes as a permanent lifestyle.