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Dr. Garber completed his general surgery training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and went on to complete one of the first advanced laparoscopic surgery fellowships in the country at the The George Washington University Medical Center with world famous laparoscopic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Sackier. Dr. Garber then trained with Dr. Alan Wittgrove (known for operating on singer Carnie Wilson) mastering the laparoscopic gastric bypass procedure for obesity.

Dr. Garber is the Founder and Director of the New York Bariatric Group as well as the Chief of Bariatric Surgery for the entire Catholic Health System. He is the Chief of Bariatric Surgery at St. Francis Hospital, Mercy Medical Center,  and Hudson Valley Hospital Center.

Dr. Garber is the only surgeon on Long Island and Queens who has performed more than 3500 laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures and 3500 Lap-Band procedures and over 750 laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomies. Dr. Garber helped develop the single incision Lap-Band and sleeve gastrectomy techniques and teaches other surgeons around the country this virtually scarless technique which he helped develop. Dr. Garber has one of the largest experiences in the world with this virtually scarless technique for Lap-Band and sleeve gastrectomy. He has been seen on Good Morning America, ABC news, NBC news, NY55 news and featured in the New York Times as the premiere bariatric surgeon in the New York area. He was been on many talk shows discussing obesity surgery including The Dr. Oz Show, and Montel Williams with Carnie Wilson. Click here to view the videos. Dr. Garber was the only surgeon on Long Island listed in New York Magazine as one of the top laparoscopic obesity surgeons in the New York area and has been nominated by Castle Connelly as one the top surgeons in the US for over 6 years. Dr. Garber is also the only bariatric surgeon listed in Newsday’s Long Island Top Doctors Issue and performed the first laparoscopic gastric bypass and the first single incision Lap-Band and Sleeve Gastrectomy on Long Island. Dr. Garber is the only surgeon in the area performing virtually scarless single incision sleeve gastrectomy.

Dr. Garber has also received the “Patient Choice Award” as one of “New York State’s Favorite Physicians” multiple times as well as having been voted one of the “Most Compassionate Doctors” in the country multiple times.Dr. Garber has been recognized as a Vitals Top 10 Doctor.  He is also a New York State Trooper Police Surgeon.

Dr. Garber is on the medical advisory board of

Board Certifications: 

Academic Titles and Affiliations: 
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellow of American College of Surgeons

Medical Affiliations: 
American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS)
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
New York Medical Society
Diplomat of American Board of Surgery
American Medical Association
American College of Surgeons
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
New York Medical College

Insurances Accepted: Multiplan
Oxford United Healthcare

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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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