16

Dec

Don’t Be Afraid To Take That Step

That's the message that Shiv Sahani of Queens has for people considering weight-loss surgery.Shiv comes from a close-knit Indian family. He’s 28 years old, and for the past six years, he’s been working with his father as a New York Life Insurance agent. Previou...

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16

Dec

For Our Customers: The Terms We Use

Bariatric … Gastrectomy … Laparoscopic … Weight-loss surgery has a language of its own. To help our patients, potential patients and family members feel more comfortable with the terminology we use, we offer this mini-glossary:Bariatrics — the bra...

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16

Dec

‘I Have So Much More Energy Now’

Jackie is 50 years old. She works in Manhattan and lives on Long Island. She's been overweight her entire life,. She’s tried a variety of weight-loss techniques. Some would work for a while, then the weight would come back on. She was a smoker, but gave it up, w...

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16

Dec

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS): Virtually Scarless Sleeve Gastrectomy

When science makes our lives easier and better, what's not to like?The New York Bariatric Group is proud to be among the first and only surgeons in the area to perform single-incision sleeve gastrectomies. With just one incision through the belly button, recovery...

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16

Dec

Two New Studies Find Surgery Tops Medicine for Diabetes

In case you missed it, these headlines were in the news recently: New York Times: “Surgery may be best option for Type 2 diabetics“ Washington Post: “Stomach surgery more effective than medicine for diabetes, studies find“ examiner.com: “Studi...

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16

Dec

Are You Unwittingly Sabotaging Your Diet?

Energy DrinksDid you know that calorie counting is the most common weight-loss strategy used by dieters? Think about it. It's a weight-loss strategy that doesn’t require fancy gym equipment, doesn’t require a nutritionist, and doesn’t require much tho...

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16

Dec

Cleanse Diets: Medicine or Myth

Image via WikipediaCleanse diets (also known as fasts, flushes or detox diets) have been around for at least 50 years. Intended to rid the body of toxins and internal wastes caused by diet, exercise and stress, these diets are often touted as a way to lose weight quickly. Th...

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16

Dec

The Numerous Health Benefits of Flaxseeds

Flax Seeds, A Very Healthy FoodFlaxseeds can be extremely beneficial the fight against obesity and to your general health. They come in two varieties, yellow & brown and are larger and harder than sesame seeds. Flaxseeds also have a nutty, earthy flavor.The he...

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16

Dec

ChooseMyPlate.gov For Planning a Healthy Diet

Need help planning your meals and keeping a healthy balanced diet? Well, the United States Department of Agriculture has a new website that aims to do just that, ChooseMyPlate.gov, which was recently unveiled by First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secr...

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16

Dec

Find Peers at an NYBG Support Group

While choosing to have a bariatric surgery is something very personal, the process leading up to that decision and the recovery after any procedure involves a team of doctors, family and friends. Because bariatric surgery is such a life-changing event, nearly all surgeons will re...

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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