5 Reasons to choose gastric sleeve surgery

You might be wondering, “What the heck is a gastric sleeve?” “Why should I choose this weight loss solution instead of a different one?” Thousands of patients opt for this minimally invasive procedure because it results in fewer complications and faster recovery times compared to gastric bypass.

So how does it work? Our surgeons remove 70-80% of your stomach without changing the gastrointestinal tract. That means lower chance of complications such as vitamin deficiencies. Patients who choose gastric sleeve surgery frequently lose weight similar to gastric bypass over a significantly shorter time. Sounds pretty good, right? It gets better.


Say goodbye to the hunger hormone. The gastric sleeve procedure involves removing the section of your stomach that produces Ghrelin. In doing so, patients experience a drop in hunger levels which makes it easier to eat less. Combined with a decreased stomach volume for food, patients tend to eat less and feel full more quickly.


You don’t have to give up your favorite foods. Many patients love gastric sleeve surgery because it allows their stomach to continue functioning normally. That means you can enjoy the majority of foods in a typical healthy diet without worrying about a side effect known as dumping syndrome. Often occurring after gastric bypass, this condition is characterized by abdominal discomfort and other related symptoms.


The benefits of bariatric surgery go beyond just taking the weight off. Countless patients have experienced long-term remission for type 2 diabetes, improved cardiovascular health, relief of depression, elimination of obstructive sleep apnea, joint pain relief, improved fertility, and so much more.

Dr. Chiao MD, FACS, FASMBS, of New York Bariatric Group explains: “Obesity rates continue to rise in the United States, where over 40 percent of adults are considered obese. Severe medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, cancer, and coronary artery disease are directly related to obesity. Many studies have clearly demonstrated that weight loss surgery is the only effective method of long term weight loss, which directly results in decreased rates of the diseases mentioned above, which also increases life expectancy after surgery.”


The American Cancer Society reports: “An estimated 5% of cancers in men and 11% in women can be attributed to excess body weight. The Internationaly Agency for Research on Cancer has concluded that excess body fatness, i.e., being overweight or obese, is associated with an increased risk of developing 13 cancers.” That being said, there is a weight loss solution that can prevent you from becoming part of these percentages. Several studies have shown that the gastric sleeve leads to a significant reduction in cancer incidence and mortality.


The gastric sleeve procedure puts patients on track to live longer, healthier lives. In fact, bariatric surgery as a whole has been proven to strengthen the immune system and facilitate a more fulfilling quality of life.

Keeping all those perks in mind, now you might be asking: “Why should I go to NYBG for this procedure?”

New York Bariatric Group is proud to be among the first and only surgeons in the area to offer virtually scarless, low-pain, single incision sleeve gastrectomy performed through the umbilicus. This minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery results in improved cosmesis and quicker recovery.

Every surgeon and staff member ensures that each patient has a comfortable, positive, and supported journey from the first point of contact to the moment they achieve their weight loss goals. Schedule a consultation today to ask any questions you may have about the gastric sleeve procedure and ultimately feel confident about your weight loss journey.


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:

  • 20 skilled surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, 1 Plastic Surgeon, and 13 PA’s
  • 18,000 successful procedures performed with more every day
  • The #1 gastric balloon practice by volume – most balloons placed in the United States
  • Access to online seminars, support groups, cooking demos, and Q&A sessions
  • 100s of videos for patients explaining procedures, answering common questions, and showcasing previous patients
  • Multiple offices located in three states; NY, NJ, CT
  • Since 2000, we boast over 20 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. Together, we’ve got this!

New York Bariatric Group is implementing and enforcing strict guidelines put out by the Center of Disease Control and the Department of Health in order to keep our staff and patients safe.

We are offering in-person and virtual consultations to ensure that everyone is able to get the information and care they deserve without feeling pressure to leave their home.





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5 Reasons to choose gastric sleeve 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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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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