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. Diet plans can help you lose weight at first, but keeping it off is where the real problem starts.

According to the National Weight Control Registry, roughly 80% of dieters who lose weight can not maintain that weight loss for 12 months; and will, on average, gain more than half of the weight back within two years.

Bariatric surgery is different. Many studies show that bariatric patients maintain 50% to 70% loss of excess weight 10+ years after bariatric surgery.

Commercial Weight Loss Programs: Not The Answer To Long-Term Weight-Loss

Very few commercial weight loss programs have been rigorously evaluated according to a study by John Hopkins researchers, making it difficult for doctors to refer patients to for-profit programs due to a lack of evidence-based success rates.

New York Bariatric Group surgeon Dr. Channing Chin explains why commercial programs don’t always work. “People often fail these low calorie diets because multiple changes occur within the body. The most difficult change to overcome is an increase in "hunger hormones," which inevitably leads to snacking. Low calorie diets can also slow down basal metabolic rate and muscle metabolism, and this results in fewer calories burned.”

Dr Chin adds that many commercial weight loss diets aren’t always as healthy as they may seem. “Depending on the diet and program, they can be unhealthy. Certain macro and micronutrients may be missing in a particular diet, which can lead to nutritional deficiencies. On the contrary, if a program is heavily weighted in foods high in fats, this can lead to an increase in cancer risk and coronary heart disease.”

The Expense of Commercial Weight Loss Programs

Commercial weight loss programs can also be expensive and hard to sustain for the long-term. Many of these programs require a person to sign up for a membership or buy pre-packaged food. The average cost ranges from about $570 and $680 a month, that includes membership fees and meals. There is no telling how long a person will have to be on the program or if the weight will stay off for good.

Many successful NYBG patients have expressed their disappointment with commercial weight- loss programs they tried in the past.

Robert lost 85 pounds after bariatric surgery with NYBG. He says diet programs don’t give you the support that you need. “When you go on a diet, you don't get a lot of support.” He says NYBG is different. “They were focused on me...they make every person feel like they're only working for them, and they really do.”

Brittany says despite following the rules for many diets they just didn’t work for her. “I was really good at following directions and sticking to whatever diet I tried and was not successful in losing a whole ton of weight on my own.” After bariatric surgery with NYBG she lost 130 pounds.

Bariatric Surgery is the Answer to Long-Term Weight-Loss

NYBG is here to help you start your successful weight-loss journey. Bariatric surgery is a safe, effective long term weight-loss solution that helps thousands of people lose weight and keep it off.

We’re the best practice around and our numbers prove it:

  • 27 skilled surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, 2 Plastic Surgeons, 21 PA’s, 1
    Colorectal Surgeon, and 1 Vascular Interventional Radiologist.
  • 36,000 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-and-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!

All of our hospitals are Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredited facilities, which is a prestigious designation bestowed upon only the top quality bariatric programs.

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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Bariatric Surgery Works, When Other Weight Loss Options Fail


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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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