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Meet Our Team

Learn about the dedicated and passionate individuals behind North Jersey Nutrition. Our team is led by a Registered dietician to ensure patients have the most up-to-date evidence-based support they need to be successful. We take pride in providing one-on-one personalized support to help you in your journey to a healthier lifestyle. This is what sets us apart from others as a premier practice dedicated to nutritional solutions that last a lifetime.

Rachel Wilson

Registered Dietitian

Rachel Wilson is a dedicated and highly skilled registered dietitian passionate about helping individuals achieve their health goals through proper nutrition. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the State University of New York at Oneonta and her dietetic internship at Cox College through Cox Health Hospital. For years, she has successfully provided nutrition counseling and education to various clients, from individuals with chronic diseases to children and pregnant women.

Rachel believes in taking a holistic approach to nutrition, considering not only the physical aspects but also the emotional and social factors that influence one’s relationship with food. She is skilled in developing personalized meal plans that are realistic, sustainable, and tailored to each client’s unique needs and preferences. In addition to her clinical work, Rachel is an avid advocate for evidence-based nutrition and stays up-to-date with the latest research in the field.

Outside of work, Rachel enjoys cooking and experimenting with new recipes. She believes that food should not only nourish the body but also be enjoyable and satisfying. Rachel is passionate about empowering her clients to make positive changes in their eating habits and helping them develop a healthy relationship with food. With her expertise, empathy, and commitment to her client’s well-being, Rachel is committed to guiding individuals toward a healthier lifestyle and supporting them every step of the way.

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Stefanie Vaimakis, MD, FACS, FASMBS’

Stefanie Vaimakis, MD, FACS, FASMBS, DABOM

Obesity Medicine

Minimally Invasive Surgeon

Robotic Bariatric Surgeon

Stefanie Vaimakis graduated from NYU Medical School in 1996 and completed her General Surgery Residency at Saint Vincent’s Medical Center in New York City. She became interested in Advanced Laparoscopy and decided to pursue additional training. She did a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopy and Bariatric Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center’s Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery in New York. Stefanie graduated in 2002 and has devoted her practice to Bariatric Surgery for the past 20 years, having completed over 10,000 cases to date.

For the last ten years, Stefanie has been the Director of Bariatrics at Holy Name Medical Center and founded the Bariatric Center of Excellence at Holy Name Medical Center and Englewood Hospital. She was the first surgeon to perform Robotic Bariatric Surgery at Holy Name, Englewood Hospital, and Hudson Regional Medical Centers. Stefanie has also been recognized for her expertise and named to Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors and Bergen’s Best Top Doctors for over ten years.

Stefanie Vaimakis graduated from NYU Medical School in 1996 and completed a general surgery
residency at Saint Vincents Medical Center in New York City. She went on to do a fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and bariatric surgery at Montefiore Medical Center’s Institute for minimally invasive surgery. She has devoted her practice to bariatric surgery for the past 20 years having completed over 10000 cases to date.

Dr.Vaimakis recognized early on the critical role support and follow up play in long term weight loss and has always worked closely with dieticians to ensure the long term success of her patients. Dr. Vaimakis started a medically supervised weight loss program over 10 years ago to extend to patients who either don’t qualify for surgery or are interested in non surgical options for weight loss. She became Board Certified in Obesity Medicine and has been prescribing and utilizing anti obesity medications including the GLP-1 injectables for many years with great success. Her expertise in Obesity Medicine has allowed her to treat all patients struggling with extra weight with the knowledge and science to minimize side effects and maximize outcomes.

For more information or to make an appointment with Dr. Vaimakis click here. She offers consultations in English, Spanish and Greek.

Stefanie’s practice specializes not only in offering Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Lap Band, and Revisional Surgery but also focuses on aftercare to ensure long-term success. Her expertise in Obesity Medicine has allowed her to treat patients who have regained weight after Bariatric Surgery and get them back on track to reach their goals.

Stefanie was amazed at the difference the surgery made in people’s lives, not only physically but socially, professionally, and emotionally as well. She finds it to be the most gratifying field in surgery as it allows her to have a lifelong relationship with the patients and make a significant difference in their lives. Due to her passion for her work, Stefanie has dedicated herself to this field and finding ways to improve her practice.

For more information or to make an appointment with Stefanie, click here. She offers consultations in English, Spanish, and Greek.

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