Meet Dr. Jennifer Lane
How do you relate to your patients on a personal level?
I understand that everyone is approaching their bariatric office visit with a unique set of questions and concerns, and that patients are sensitive to feeling judged about their struggles with obesity. My goal is to help patients find success.
How do you make patients feel comfortable and/or safe when they come in to your office?
I spend a lot of time (especially at the initial visit) discussing the available options; it is important that patients are able to make informed decisions. In addition, we have a great multidisciplinary team involved in our bariatric program, and I make sure to address how the team will work with and for the patient.
What do you like best about being a weight loss surgeon?
It’s very rewarding to see the amazing results patients can have after bariatric surgery.
What would you tell a patient who is curious about weight loss surgery but isn’t sure yet if it is for them?
I would encourage that person to attend one of our monthly information seminars at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Afterwards they are welcome to make an appointment to meet with myself or Dr. Sandor in person; we are happy to discuss their concerns. There is never any pressure to commit to surgery.
What would you tell a patient who is apprehensive about weight loss surgery?
That’s okay! Bariatric surgery is a big decision, and not one to be made lightly. We evaluate patients very thoroughly prior to surgery, and take close care of them afterwards (both in the hospital and as an outpatient).
Hallmark Health (Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Melrose Wakefield Hospital)
General Surgery (2004)
Bariatric Surgery/Tufts Medical Center (2012)
Medical School and Year Graduated
Brown University, 1998
Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii; 1998-2003
Currently Serving Patients at the Following Locations
Center for Weight Management and Weight Loss Surgery
Lawrence Memorial Hospital
170 Governors Avenue
Medford, MA 02155