4 Ways to Make the Most Out of Spring with Weight-Loss Surgery

Spring has finally sprung, making now the perfect time to enjoy warmer weather and shake off any lingering winter blues. Nice weather can seem like a luxury, so we want to help everyone take advantage of it! Read on to find out 4 ways to make the most out of spring with weight-loss surgery.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Plants are blooming, birds are chirping, and the sun is a beacon, inviting us to spend more time outside. Whether that means exercising more often in the sunshine, taking your lunch break in a local park, or just enjoying a leisurely walk down a nature trail, weight-loss surgery can help you increase your time outdoors and enjoy it more.

The benefits of bariatric surgery extend beyond losing unwanted weight. These procedures improve and even overcome type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure in addition to reducing the symptoms and effects of COPD and joint pain, especially in the knees. Not only does this make exercising easier, it also allows for more outside activity!

After surgery, people can break out of potentially sedentary lifestyles and adopt more active behaviors.

Enjoy Seasonal Favorites

Along with longer days, spring brings us wonderfully flavorful fruits and vegetables like strawberries, green beans, oranges, and pineapples. While diets might limit your food options, weight-loss surgery allows you to enjoy these great foods while eating less and still feeling full.

Bariatric surgery achieves this by:

Instead of subscribing to unhealthy eating regimens, bariatric surgery encourages a focus on healthy, sustainable habits, increasing food enjoyment and meal options. After all, variety is the spice of life and living well!

Peace of Mind

Weight-loss surgery does more than help improve the body, it can offer peace of mind. A study published in the Archives of Clinical Psychiatry found that these procedures can improve patients’ psychological behavior – often leading to a decrease in negative eating habits and mood disorders and improving body image.

Bariatric patients lose their excess weight, overcome negative weight-related conditions, experience an increased quality of life, and live longer overall. All of these benefits add up to create an unparalleled sense of security and comfort.

Many people seek help because they are worried about their health. They want to be able to sleep through the night, get through a work day without pain, and live the lives they want. They want to stop having to worry about the future and enjoy the time they currently have.

This desire isn’t based on age – even Hunter, a 20-year-old patient, knew that he wasn’t doing everything he wanted:

“I felt like I was just existing before, I was just coasting, every day I lived to eat and now I live my life which is good.”

Go on Adventures

Weight-loss surgery is more than helping people get outside, lose weight while enjoying their meals, or experience peace of mind. Those that choose bariatric surgery gain the confidence and ability to lead the lives they desire; imagine celebrating weight loss in the warmer months by finally going on rollercoasters with the kids, achieving that half-marathon goal, or hiking to the top of a mountain with ease.

After their procedure, patients can explore lifestyles and activities that were once off-limits. No matter what life brings post-surgery, you don’t need to worry because you’re never alone: we’ve got your back.

Start Your Journey with NYBG

At NYBG, our 13 expert surgeons are leaders in medical weight loss and are ready to help everyone achieve the healthier life they want and deserve. From day 1 to day 1001, we’re here every step of the way. All our specialists – dietitians, cardiologists, surgeons, psychologists, and everyone else – are under one roof, so you only need to take one day to get ready for surgery. We are available 24/7 to help provide you with any extra guidance you may need to ensure a successful weight-loss journey. These are just a few ways we go above and beyond for all our patients.


When it’s time to start a successful weight-loss journey, it’s time to call NYBG! We’re the best practice around and our numbers prove it:

  • 13 skilled surgeons leading the field of bariatrics
  • 15,000 successful procedures performed, with more occurring each day
  • The #1 gastric balloon practice in the country by volume – most balloons placed in the United States
  • 24/7 access to online seminars
  • 100s of videos for patients and their support network explaining procedures, answering common questions, and showcasing previous patients’ successes
  • Multiple offices located in three states; NY, NJ, CT
  • Since 2000, we boast 18 years of success!

Our commitment to patient success and excellence has earned us accreditation from the Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This prestigious achievement recognizes only the top bariatric practices. Stop waiting; start achieving better health today.

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4 Ways to Make the Most Out of Spring with Weight-Loss Surgery


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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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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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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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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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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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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