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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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“The staff and doctors at the New York Bariatric Group are amazing! They are always patient, helpful, and very understanding and pro-active with questions, problems, etc. After Lap Band surgery I feel fantastic. For the last 6 years I have not had to worry if my clothes would fit. I have been able to maintain my weight loss, and have so much more energy.”

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"Dr. Holover has a great personality, I love him, I consider him a good friend, and I recommend him to everyone. He and his staff are amazing. I thought my recovery would be worse, but it wasn’t. It was great. After a couple of days I was back on my feet and going, with three boys you don’t have time to be down. Now, my kids have to keep up with me!"

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"My results are incredible; I can go to any store and find clothes that fit, I don’t have to go to the big and tall store anymore. My family and friends say I look great, but more so are so happy about my health. Definitely go for it, it is well worth it."

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"My recovery was very easy, I started moving around pretty quick because the nurses had me up and about. Dr. Angstadt has a great bedside manner, a cheerful disposition and is very knowledgeable. He was genuinely concerned for me, he answered all of my questions and put me at ease. I couldn’t be happier, I think it is the best decision I ever made."

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"I was concerned about my health, my blood pressure, cholesterol, my mobility, my flexibility. A few friends told me about NYBG and I went to a seminar. I wanted to live a healthier life and live a long life. My recovery was great, after a week I was 100%. My doctor, Dr. Sekhar, has the best personality in the world."

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"I had a couple of friends who had bariatric surgery done by Dr. Garber a few years back and I decided to make the appointment. My favorite thing about the surgery is not being able to eat that much, eating whatever I want but in smaller portions. My results are amazing"

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