03

May

Fad Diets Don't Work

So many of our patients have tried fad diets that claim they will lose weight fast, but they end up gaining all the weight they lost back, and often even more.   New York Bariatric Group patient, Colleen remembers what life was like before she lost 127 pounds with long...

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20

Apr

Lose the Weight and Ease Joint Pain with Bariatric Surgery

Does it hurt just to get out of bed in the morning? Do your knees ache climbing stairs? Have you given up doing the physical things you love because of the pain? Research has shown that losing weight can help ease joint pain!  Under Pressure According to the Arthritis Founda...

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14

Mar

Drinking Alcohol After Bariatric Surgery

Having bariatric surgery doesn’t mean you can’t raise a glass on St. Patrick’s Day or any other holiday. There are many healthy options to choose from that will allow you to toast with your family and friends on special occasions. Before you consider drinking af...

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24

Feb

Obesity and Dementia: How Bariatric Surgery Can Help

Obesity can make it difficult to take part in physical activities, but what about mental tasks?   Researchers have found that obesity impacts brain health and contributes to cognitive decline. How does that work? Physiological sequences trigger inflammation which leads to br...

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10

Feb

Why Weight-Loss Resolutions Fail

Are you having a hard time sticking to your New Year's Resolution to lose weight?  Don’t feel bad–you are not alone.  While most people have good intentions to follow through with exercising more or eating healthier, a study from the University of Scranton d...

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01

Feb

Reduce Heart Disease Risk With Weight-Loss Surgery

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide according to the World Health Organization. How does obesity tie in? The American Heart Association indicates that obesity contributes directly to cardiovascular risk factors, such as:  Type 2 Diabetes Hypertension (...

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12

Jan

The Dangers of Obesity In a COVID World: How NYBG Can Help

42% of Americans are considered obese and according to a new study, they are at greater risk of severe infection, “long-COVID syndrome” and even death from COVID-19. Achieving and maintaining good health is a top priority for many in the New Year, with weight-loss bei...

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16

Dec

5 WEIGHT LOSS SECRETS THAT CHANGE EVERYTHING

“Why can’t I lose weight no matter what I do?” Long story short: your body doesn’t want you to. We’re exploring five secrets that explain why your body resists weight loss and what you can do to conquer it once and for all. Spoiler alert: it includes...

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16

Dec

“THE BEST THING I EVER DID” – IMPROVE JOINT PAIN WITH WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY

Do you feel like you’re running yourself into the ground every day? That’s how Cyndy was feeling before making a decision that changed her life forever: “Even the simplest daily tasks were difficult for me. Anything from walking upstairs, walking to my job, just...

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16

Dec

3 SECRETS OF THE DIET INDUSTRY

We’ve all seen the ads for the dietary supplements and weight-loss programs that promise to melt away fat and give you the “body of your dreams.” It’s easy to be seduced by these products and give in to the temptation to try them. In reality, these methods...

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Thomas

Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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Nicole

Lost 76lbs

Nicole's success story

I hit my goal weight ... and I feel fabulous

I had the gastric bypass. I am Type 2 Diabetic and I wanted to gain control of my sugar. I hit my goal weight in about 5 and half months and I feel fabulous. The procedure has completely changed my life for the better because it has empowered me as a middle aged woman that I can really do everything and anything that I want to do. I don't put an age on anything. I don't say I'm too old for something.

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Robert

Lost 76lbs

Robert's success story

I was tired of the way I looked. I was tired of the way I felt.

I knew if I didn't change something soon, I was going to be in a lot of trouble. The consultation process was a lot easier than I expected. I was met with open arms. I was treated like I was the only patient here. Not only did they answer all of my questions, they had questions for me to make sure I was the right candidate for the surgery. After surgery and that weight started dropping off, my life started changing for the better.

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Samantha

Lost 92lbs

Samantha's success story

I feel like a completely different person.

I had the gastric sleeve procedure. The driving factor behind me getting this procedure was my health. I didn't feel good physically or mentally. I had joint pains, even standing was difficult sometimes. Emotionally, this surgery completely turned my life around. I have so much more confidence. So much more happiness. I feel like a completely different person. I feel stronger. I feel able to accomplish more.

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Eileen

Lost 99lbs

Eileen's success story

It saved my life.

The driving factor behind me getting my procedure was that I couldn't get up off the floor with my granddaughter. That was my why. That was my big reason for having this surgery done. After surgery, it was a little bit of a struggle with what to eat. What you put in your mouth that you don't even think about. You don't think about what you're eating or how you're eating and portion size. It's what I do now every single day. The procedure has changed my life in so many ways. It saved my life.

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Brittany

Lost 126lbs

Brittany's success story

I am totally comfortable in my own skin.

I think I always grew up identifying myself as less than other people because I was fat. I decided to tackle that and just live my life. I had a sleeve gastrectomy. It changed how I view myself. How I communicate with people. I'm able to be much more of myself and live the life I always thought I should have been living. I am totally comfortable in my own skin. You have the tools you need to succeed here.

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Desiree

Lost 157lbs

Desiree's success story

I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before.

I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy because I had just become diabetic, and I had hypertension for many years. I lost a total of 157 pounds in 11 months. I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before. Everyone at New York Bariatric Group has been wonderful. They are kind. They are understanding. They make you feel comfortable. They will guide you every step of the way on your journey so that you can be successful.

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