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May is National Egg Month

The incredible edible egg has many benefits for everyone, but especially for the post-operative bariatric patient. Despite being delicious, eggs prepared without extra fat provide an easily digestible form of protein. High-quality protein also helps in weight management. Eating more high-quality protein foods, such as eggs, and fewer carbohydrates when you’re dieting helps preserve lean muscle tissue and increase fat loss. Foods that are high in protein rate high on appetite satisfaction, too. In studies, dieters who started the day with an egg-based breakfast felt full longer and ate fewer calories throughout the rest of the day.

Eggs contain many more than 100 flavor components and provide a well-rounded, but neutral, richness. When you cook eggs, you can let that richness stand delicately on its own or can let the flavor of eggs serve as a backdrop for more strongly flavored foods or seasonings. Because their distinct flavor doesn’t clash, eggs go well with almost every other food and are appealing to people all over the world.

Eggs are also easy to cook. The basic methods of cooking – scrambled, fried, cooked in the shell, poached and baked eggs – are often among the first foods a beginning cook learns to prepare. Other eggs dishes, including deviled eggs, omelets, quiches, frittatas, range-top bakes and strata casseroles, are also uncomplicated and make great family fare. So if you find yourself searching for something to cook this month, remember “National Egg Month” and whip up a dish with eggs!

NYBG General Surgery

At New York Bariatric Group, our bariatric surgeons are also board-certified general surgeons with great expertise in performing advanced minimally-invasive general surgery including: Inguinal, Ventral, Incisional Hernia Repair, Cholecystectomy, Colectomy, Paraesphageal Hernia Repair, Anti-Reflux Surgery, Small Bowel Resection, and Appendectomy. If you or someone you know needs an experienced, caring general surgeon, please call 800-633-8446 to schedule a general surgery consultation. Most major insurances accepted.

All pre and post-operative bariatric patients welcome!

When: Wednesday, May 20th at 7:00PM
Where: St. Charles Hospital
Board Room 2 – 2nd Floor
200 Belle Terre Rd.
Port Jefferson, NY
RSVP on our website or to Jacqueline Bertolino at:
Jacquelineb@nybg.com or 516-445-8860

Please join New York Bariatric Group and Executive Chef Bill Dougherty for this support session. This is a great opportunity to meet with fellow patients and sample new recipes. All food prepared will be served to patients and guests. All recipes will be provided. We hope to see you there! Family and friends welcome!


NYBG Nutrition Corner

by Dr. John Angstadt Missing Pasta?

We have all grown up with a love of pasta but for bariatric surgery patients, most carbohydrate foods are off limits. How can we satisfy our love of pasta with our new eating regimen? Its easy if we look at creative alternatives that give you the texture of pasta but with more flavor, protein and vitamins.Your first alternative is shirataki pasta made from Tofu. This pasta has the texture of real pasta but absorbs tomato sauces really well. Most typical white flour pastas have 200 calories per serving. Shirataki pasta has only 20 calories per serving and it is high in protein which goes well with our eating regimen after surgery. It is easy to prepare in the microwave and a wonderful alternative to traditional pasta. It is available on Long Island in Whole Foods, Wild by Nature and Stop and Shop- you will usually find it in the organic refrigerated section of the store.Another alternative is Hungry root (www.hungryroot.com). This is pasta made from vegetables. It is available in carrots, turnips, beets, rutabaga, sweet potato and zucchini. The package comes with everything you need for a meal although I recommend using your own homemade sauce as the packaged sauce adds a lot of sugar and carbohydrate to the meal.If you like the idea of spiralized vegetables which are delicious and healthy alternatives to pasta, you can invest in a spiralizer. This one is for sale on Amazon.com for $34.00 (Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer. This device allows you to create your own fresh pasta from vegetables you can find in any grocery store. Choose one of these great alternatives today and enjoy what you miss but with more flavour and fewer calories!

Getting Started

Our team is happy to speak with you and help you understand any of the treatments we offer, or answer any questions you have. Please call and speak with us at 800-633-8446, or read more about the surgical and non-surgical options we offer here.

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What our patients are saying

“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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*Individual results may vary.

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