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 73 posts for Orange Regional Medical Center

Positive Thinking

It’s June 2020 and we are all making our way back gradually to the “new normal.” What will YOUR’S look like?? Of course, you will adhere to social distancing guidelines, wear a mask, hand-wash, and stand 6 feet apart…  But what about your “new normal?” Are you ready to start or continue your weight loss … Continue reading

Long Term Healthy Eating/Grocery Shopping Tips During and After COVID-19

By now the reality of a pandemic has settled in with each of us. Our lives have been impacted in numerous ways, not the least of which is our eating patterns. You all know the stark reality that current research is revealing about obesity risk and outcomes for obese patients in relation to contracting the … Continue reading

Supporting Your Partner After Bariatric Surgery

The following suggestions are important to reflect upon and take into account if your spouse or partner is about to undergo, or has already had bariatric surgery:   Be sensitive, caring and understanding. Respect the choice your partner has made to have bariatric surgery.  Your partner should never feel as if you are “judging” them … Continue reading

Fashion for a Transitioning Body

You may have disliked shopping prior to surgery, but post-surgery –and post weight loss that may change! As you begin to lose weight – RAPIDLY—you’ll wonder how long you can tighten the belt before you just need to buy some new jeans! Do yourself a favor and go out and buy some new jeans! While … Continue reading

Dining Out After Bariatric Surgery

Dining out after bariatric surgery doesn’t have to be a thing of the past. You can continue enjoying your favorite restaurants, but you may need to restructure how and what you order.  Read along for tips on dining out after bariatric surgery in the Solids Food and Maintenance Phase. It is critical that you use … Continue reading

Enjoying Exercise and Staying Motivated

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 is to find exercise that you … Continue reading

Preventing Weight Regain/ Life Strategies

The dreaded weight re-gain. It’s every bariatric post-op patient’s sworn enemy. Your drastic weight loss has brought drastic improvements to your life. You’re sleeping better, feeling healthier and like many patients exclaim, “Enjoying this new lease on life!” With that being said, we can see why weight re-gain can be very scary; the possibility of … Continue reading

Navigating Thanksgiving after Bariatric Surgery

Thanksgiving Day… a time for family, fun and of course food. Depending on where you are in your bariatric surgery, you will need to be ready for the holiday grub. Here are some helpful tips to help you navigate the upcoming Turkey day. Stay consistent Don’t skip breakfast or other meals/snack prior to Thanksgiving meal. … Continue reading

Suitable Exercise Before and After Bariatric Surgery

To achieve long-term success with your weight loss, certain lifestyle changes should be in place. One lifestyle change includes incorporating 30-40 minutes of exercise at least 3-4x/week. So how do you get there? Before surgery, you can begin exploring various exercises and ways to be more physically active. After surgery, once your doctor gives you … Continue reading

Reaching Protein Requirements

After bariatric surgery protein becomes a priority. Meeting 60-80 grams of protein per day is the goal. About 20-30 grams of protein per meal/snack (at 3 meals plus one snack per day) will help you reach this daily goal. You can meet this goal by eating foods that are rich in protein.   High protein … Continue reading