Your Sterling Surgicare Healthcare Team
Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri, MD, FASMBS
Medical Director, Sterling Surgicare
Ayotunde Adeyeri, MD, FASMBS, is the Medical Director of Sterling Surgicare, with medical offices located in Holmdel, Old Bridge and Freehold, New Jersey in Monmouth County.
He is also Co-Medical Director and Partner at Central Jersey Bariatrics located in Freehold.
Dr. Adeyeri also serves as Medical Director at The Institute for Weight Loss, Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge.
He and his experienced administrative and clinical team specialize in highly personalized care for adult patients 18 and older in New Jersey who are in need of routine or complex surgical operations.
His pre- and post-operative goal is to ensure patients regain their optimal health and achieve the highest quality of life possible.
Dr. Adeyeri specializes in performing bariatric surgery operations including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and Lap-band surgery. In addition, he performs highly complex revisional bariatric operations.
Read Dr. Adeyeri’s and Sterling Surgicare Patient Reviews
Medical Board Certification
Dr. Adeyeri is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.
- Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS)
- Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
- American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
- American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Dr. Adeyeri completed his general surgery residency at Columbia University’s Harlem Hospital Center in New York City where he was appointed chief resident.
At the University of Rochester, he completed post-doctoral training in minimally invasive and general surgery, specializing in bariatric surgery, including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric banding and revision surgery procedures.
CentraState Medical Center, Freehold, Monmouth County
Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge (Dr. Adeyeri is medical director of the Institute for Weight Loss)
Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel, Monmouth County
Desiree Rios, BSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA
Registered Nurse First Assistant
Desiree is a highly experienced certified nurse first assistant (RNFA), supporting Dr. Adeyeri in the Operating Room. She has more than 25 years of specialized surgical expertise in operating room nursing and nursing supervision.
She offers extensive expertise in bariatric medicine, serving as the Bariatric Navigator, OR Educator & Quality Coordinator at Raritan Bay Medical Center, and Director of Nursing, Surgery Center at Old Bridge, a joint venture with Raritan Bay Medical Center, part of the Hackensack Meridian Health network.
Desiree is the primary coordinator of your clinical (hospital) care in the OR, overseeing the pre- and post-op phases of your operation, in partnership with Dr. Adeyeri, hospital-based anesthesiologists and clinical staff.
“I support Dr. Adeyeri in the hospital and provide personalized care for patients before, during and after any bariatric or GI surgical procedure is performed,” Desiree explains. “My goal is to ensure every operation is flawlessly executed to ensure the optimal safety of our patients.”
Amanda joined our staff during the summer of 2021. A graduate of Northeastern University, she majored in behavioral neurology.
“I love helping bariatric patients navigate the process and admire that they are changing their entire lives,” she says. “I can’t wait to see the transformations coming!”
Amanda’s role encompasses the overall day-to-day management of the practice, including supporting Dr. Adeyeri. The staff medical assistant, accounts payable and accounts receivable also report to her.
Amanda is a marvelous addition to our team and already beloved by patients.
Lori Skurbe, RD, MPH, CDE
A seasoned professional who is truly passionate about health and nutrition, Lori has more than 20 years of experience in weight management, bariatric nutrition and diabetes education. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Penn State University and her Master of Public Health from Rutgers University/UMDNJ.
Lori has worked in private physician offices, government agencies and ambulatory care centers providing nutrition education and counseling. She has also held positions at the local, state and national levels of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, including serving as president of the New Jersey Dietetic Association.
Lori also served as the Pediatric Sub-unit section editor for the Weight Management Dietetic Practice group’s newsletter and was named ‘Young Recognized Dietitian of the Year’ earlier in her career.
“Working with people transforming their health and their lives after bariatric surgery is a process–not a ‘one-and-done’ office visit,” Lori explains. “The operation is only one part of the journey to achieving a healthy body and a healthy weight. I have seen remarkable outcomes from hundreds of determined people.”
Lori has a passion for working with people to help them achieve their health goals through a warm, caring and friendly approach. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, exercising and cooking.
Read Lori’s articles about pre-and post-op bariatric nutrition and weight loss on our Sterling Blog.