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Overweight or obese? Bariatric surgery can help to correct your metabolism!

Procedures like gastric sleeve and gastric balloon are made to work with your body and reprogram your hormones to help you lose weight. After years of unhealthy habits and dieting, your body may slow your metabolism and send signals to your brain that you’re hungry, even when you aren’t.

The Harvard Medical Publications defines metabolism or metabolic rate as “the series of chemical reactions in a living organism that create and break down energy necessary for life.”

Your metabolism is basically how often your body uses energy or burns calories. Correcting your body’s metabolism is the most effective way to achieve weight-loss results.

The body stores excess energy in fat cells. Eating or drinking more calories than your body spends can cause you to gain weight. A slow metabolism is the body’s natural response to losing weight. Our bodies are programmed to sense a lack of food as starvation.

Weight-loss procedures can combat some of these factors. It can adjust nerve and hormonal signals that are sent to the brain that help determine appetite, allowing patients eat a healthier amount while still feeling full. After bariatric surgery, you can better learn how to eat healthy because your metabolism is sending less hungry signals to your brain.

Re-education is essential for achieving weight-loss goals and seminars offered by NYBG can help you learn! Visit to register today.

“For a long time, we thought, ‘Oh, we are making the stomach smaller, restricting food, and that’s the mechanism,’” said Dr. Laure DeMattia, weight loss surgery specialist. “And that’s not it. It’s a hormonal cascade that has shifted; it tells the brain, ‘I’m full.’”

Obesity has become a pandemic in America. If children don’t learn healthy eating habits, they are more likely to enter adulthood with these habits. Adolescents with obesity issues will likely become an adult with obesity issues.

One of the biggest lessons NYBG patients will relearn is portion control. Typically, ideal meals consist of a protein and vegetables, not exceeding 3-4 ounces. Our patients learn to fuel their bodies with nutritious food instead of unhealthy food.

Dr. Hamilton Le, a surgeon with Integris Weight Loss Center, says, “If you’re looking for a quick fix, I wouldn’t encourage [bariatric surgery]. Even when my patients get to a weight where they feel healthy, their health problems have improved, that weight is not an automatic. If they fall back into old habits, not physically active for instance, snacking or trying to drink their calories, they can put that weight back on.”

Losing weight takes work and commitment. NYBG offers many resources to help you succeed, including:

  • Support groups
  • Seminars
  • Hundreds of bariatric-friendly recipes on our Facebook
  • NYBG’s Online Bariatric Surgery Diet Store
  • Certified nutritionists
  • Virtual Health Partners (VHP)
  • Blogs
  • Patient Portal: a place to track your weight loss, request appointment changes, email staff, as well as purchase supplements, foods, and beverages.

For more information on the procedures we offer, including gastric sleeve, the Obalon Balloon Capsule, and Lap-Band, visit

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“The staff and doctors at the New York Bariatric Group are amazing! They are always patient, helpful, and very understanding and pro-active with questions, problems, etc. After Lap Band surgery I feel fantastic. For the last 6 years I have not had to worry if my clothes would fit. I have been able to maintain my weight loss, and have so much more energy.”

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"Dr. Holover has a great personality, I love him, I consider him a good friend, and I recommend him to everyone. He and his staff are amazing. I thought my recovery would be worse, but it wasn’t. It was great. After a couple of days I was back on my feet and going, with three boys you don’t have time to be down. Now, my kids have to keep up with me!"

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"My results are incredible; I can go to any store and find clothes that fit, I don’t have to go to the big and tall store anymore. My family and friends say I look great, but more so are so happy about my health. Definitely go for it, it is well worth it."

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"My recovery was very easy, I started moving around pretty quick because the nurses had me up and about. Dr. Angstadt has a great bedside manner, a cheerful disposition and is very knowledgeable. He was genuinely concerned for me, he answered all of my questions and put me at ease. I couldn’t be happier, I think it is the best decision I ever made."

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"I was concerned about my health, my blood pressure, cholesterol, my mobility, my flexibility. A few friends told me about NYBG and I went to a seminar. I wanted to live a healthier life and live a long life. My recovery was great, after a week I was 100%. My doctor, Dr. Sekhar, has the best personality in the world."

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"I had a couple of friends who had bariatric surgery done by Dr. Garber a few years back and I decided to make the appointment. My favorite thing about the surgery is not being able to eat that much, eating whatever I want but in smaller portions. My results are amazing"

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