Janet Klein

Janet Klein, MS, RDN, CDN, CDE. is Orange Regional's Bariatric Surgery Program Director. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics from the State University College at Oneonta and her Master of Science in Education from Queen’s College University. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator, a Registered Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist, American Heart Association Certified Cardiovascular Counselor and a member of the Integrated Health group of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). She brings more than 35 years of clinical, educational and leadership experience to Orange Regional, where she spearheaded the Bariatric Surgery program in 2008, received Accreditation for the program through the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) in 2011, re-accredited the program through the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Bariatric Surgery Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) in 2014, and continues to lead the program with passion 10 years later. Janet can be reached at 845-333-2123 or jklein@ghvhs.org.
Janet Klein has written 62 posts for Orange Regional Medical Center

Vitamins and Minerals are Forever

Bariatric surgery is a restrictive method of weight loss and depending upon the procedure, can also change the absorption of food. This means that the weight loss is achieved due to the procedure that will either decrease stomach size causing you to eat less, or cause food to bypass certain areas of digestion and thereby … Continue reading

Positive Thinking and Body Image

Body image is the way a person perceives their own physical appearance.  This may seem straight forward, however, research suggests it is actually complex. Current research indicates that body image dissatisfaction is greater in women than in men. Unfortunately, the stigmatization regarding obesity and excess weight in this society, may add to the increasing cases … Continue reading

Food Shopping After Bariatric Surgery

There are two types of people in this world, those who like grocery shopping and those who don’t. Regardless, it’s something that has to get done in order to design a healthy week ahead. So here are some tips for your next supermarket visit to help you choose nutrient-dense foods, stay within your budget, and … Continue reading

How To Support Someone Having Bariatric Surgery

How can I support them in their decision? Be sensitive and understand that this decision is not easy. The person you care about has thought about it carefully. This surgery is a choice. However, it may be the only way to treat severe obesity and the other health problems that come with it. Ask the … Continue reading

Flattering Your New Body: 7 Tips for Clothes Shopping After Weight Loss

Significant weight loss is a major accomplishment, whether you’ve lost it naturally or through weight loss surgery. Each pound you shed and inch you lose is a reason to celebrate. Buying new clothes after weight loss surgery is an exciting part of losing weight, but it can sometimes feel overwhelming and often expensive. Here are … Continue reading

February 2019: Eating Out After Bariatric Surgery

By: Julie Kay, MS, RDN, CDN A healthier lifestyle includes socializing and enjoying time with family and friends. Oftentimes, that means dining out. Or maybe you just need a break from the stove. Whatever the reason… dining out means less control over what you are eating. Nevertheless you are certainly in control of what you … Continue reading

January 2019: Enjoying Exercise and Staying Motivated

By: Julie Kay, MS, RDN, CDN Beginning the new habit of exercise may be hard, but beginning is usually the hardest part! Once we begin a new habit or routine of working out a few days per week, we can usually keep that going for a good while. The key to a lasting exercise routine … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions re. Bariatric Surgery

How long after surgery will I have to be out from work? –          Most patients return to work in 1-2 weeks. –           You will have low energy for a while after surgery and may need to take it easy your first week back. –          Your surgeon will give you clear instructions on when you can … Continue reading

Exercise After Weight Loss Surgery – 7 Things You Need to Know

Exercise plays a critical role in helping bariatric patients to achieve long term success in their goals to lose weight, live a healthy lifestyle and maintain their desired weight once achieved. It is recommended that you work with your bariatric surgeon and a fitness professional to develop a program that addresses your unique needs including … Continue reading

Why Protein is Vital After Bariatric Surgery

The Importance of Protein After Bariatric Surgery Protein should be included in all of your meals after surgery as it provides many important benefits to weight-loss surgery patients, including: Aids in proper wound healing after surgery Helps keep your skin, hair, bones and nails healthy Helps form hormones, enzymes and immune system antibodies that help … Continue reading