26

Jan

Bariatric Surgery Works, When Other Weight Loss Options Fail

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 41% of Americans are living with obesity. Many people will search for a solution to lose those extra pounds, such as investing in a commercial weight loss program. A majority of the time that strategy just doesn't work...

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11

Jan

Your Body Fights Weight Loss: Bariatric Surgery Can Help

Have you started your New Year’s resolution to lose weight, but the pounds aren’t falling off likeyou hoped? You are not the only one. You start with good intentions by changing the way youexercise and eat. You may lose some weight initially, but then the weight loss...

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04

Jan

Welcome to 2023! Your NYBG Dietitians have compiled a “Hot or Not” list to help you.

Here are our Top 5 favorite patient questions asked and if they are “Hot or Not” for the new year!#5 ChiliChili is a great food to eat if you are more than 4 months post-op or more than one month after your balloon has been placed. It packs a flavor punch and can a...

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15

Dec

WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY FOUND TO DECREASE ODDS OF HEART ATTACK

Bariatric surgery isn’t just a proven method to help obese people lose weight. A new study hasnow found it can significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and angina in patients.Researchers looked at medical insurance data from 87-thousand adults from ages 18 t...

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30

Nov

5 TIPS FOR HOLIDAY EATING AFTER WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY

‘Tis the season for holiday eating tips and tricks! You can enjoy the festivities and maintain yournew lifestyle after bariatric surgery. Remember the simple rules for success that New YorkBariatric Group surgeons shared with you when you began your journey. For example, Dr...

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18

Nov

Thanksgiving Countdown! Pregame for the Big Day

Eat a good breakfast rich in protein! Try an omelet with leftover veggies (if you are more than 1 month post op) in the house! Exercise for at least 30 min- Cardio with interval resistance VHP:  watch one On Demand behavior video Go to sleep 15 min earlier than u...

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16

Nov

NEW GUIDELINES FOR WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY REVEALED

For the first time in 30 years new guidelines have been released making more people eligiblefor weight-loss surgery. The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)recently r...

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02

Nov

BARIATRIC SURGERY BEST FOR REMISSION OF TYPE 2 DIABETES

Bariatric surgery is more successful at putting type 2 diabetes into remission than medications and lifestyle changes, according to a recent study from Pennington Biomedical Research Center.This is hopeful news for those who struggle with obesity and type 2 diabetes. The Centers...

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12

Oct

Halloween Treats That Don't Trick Your Waistline After Weight-Loss Surgery

It’s that time of year again! Halloween! It can be hard to resist all the tempting candy lined up on store shelves. How do you stay on track after your long-term weight-loss surgery, and still celebrate and partake in delicious treats?New York Bariatric Group Nutritionist...

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14

Sep

Weight-Shaming Harms Obese Patients: NYBG Puts Patient Comfort First

A new study from researchers at the University of London found that obese people often feel weight-shamed at their general practitioners office, so much so that they sometimes avoid going to appointments.As a result of feeling shame, the study discovered that many patients would...

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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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