Newswise — Holmdel, NJ – August 8, 2014 –Bayshore Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Richard Greco, D.O., a fellowship trained bariatric surgeon, to the center for Bariatrics at Bayshore.

Dr. Greco joins Bayshore’s medical staff after completing his fellowship training in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ. Prior to his fellowship training, Dr. Greco completed residency training at St. Joseph's Regional Medical and Trauma Center in Paterson, NJ, where he served as chief surgical resident and was one of the four original founding surgical residents.

Dr. Greco is the recipient of the SLS Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award, and has contributed to a number of poster presentations, and remains active as a member of professional organizations in the field including the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons.

The Center for Bariartics at Bayshore is a designated ‘Level 1 Center of Excellence’ by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This designation reflects the commitment and ability of our team to consistently deliver safe and effective evidence-based care, and meets the established criteria set forth for our physicians and the Hospital. To learn more visit or call the Center at 732-739-5925.

About Bayshore Community HospitalBayshore Community Hospital, a member of the Meridian Health Family, is a 211-bed not-for-profit community hospital located in Holmdel, New Jersey, providing health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines, including: emergency medicine, cardiac catheterization, surgical services, wound care, sleep services, diagnostic imaging, women's services with digital mammography, as well as a designated primary stroke center. Bayshore Community Hospital’s newly developed Center for Bariatrics is one of the most comprehensive in the region offering free informational sessions, pre-surgical education and evaluation, personal guidance through the surgical process, nutritional support, exercise components and support groups. For more information visit