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Bayyinah Guerrant – Reshape Procedure

Bayyinah Guerrant, nurse and mother of two, faced the same challenge many women face while trying to lose weight—she dropped the pounds but she couldn’t keep them off.

“I was always so busy balancing taking care of my kids and work that I didn’t eat as healthy and couldn’t find time to exercise. It got to the point where I was asking for XXL scrubs,” said Bayyinah.

For Bayyinah, losing weight wasn’t just for appearance; it was important to her health. She was born with a congenital heart condition which limited her ability to exercise. She wanted to lose the weight to be healthy for her daughters.

Since 2000, Bayyinah tried different fad diets and fell into a pattern of yo-yo dieting—the cycle of losing and gaining weight. At one point in her weight-loss journey, Bayyinah lost 70 pounds and kept it off for three years before gaining it all back, and some extra.

When she hit her heaviest weight—209 pounds—Bayyinah knew she needed to try something new. Falling within a BMI of 30-40 kg/m2, her friend suggested she learn more about the ReShape Dual Balloon for Weight Loss.

A recent study found that ReShape patients lose twice as much weight as those who diet and exercise alone. The non-invasive, non-surgical procedure includes:

  • ReShape Dual Balloon to control appetite and retrain the body on portion control.
  • 12 months of nutrition counseling and lifestyle coaching
  • Access to the ReShape Patient Portal

The ReShape procedure is designed to help patients lose weight and keep it off even after the balloons are removed. In addition to a year of counseling, patients will build a long-term plan to maintain their new healthy lifestyle.

Our own Dr. Shawn Garber performed Bayyinah’s balloon placement. He states, “Every day, I see patients who are looking to break the fad-diet cycle, but need a jumpstart. Bayyinah was the ideal candidate. She was motivated and ready to do the work to lose the weight and keep it off.”

Dr. Garber is the leader in gastric balloons in the United States and the world leader in ReShape; he has placed more ReShape balloons than any other doctor in the world.

Down 50 pounds, Bayyinah is excited about her new weight and active lifestyle. She is taking Zumba classes and has started traveling again. She is happier and healthier than she has been in 20 years. Her weight loss also had an added benefit—she wears medium sized scrubs to work every day. 

Bayyinah is our current ReShape success story. Will you be our next?

We have eight of the leading bariatric surgeons on staff at NYBG. They are prepared to help you achieve your weight-loss goals! Discuss your bariatric options at one of our many locations:

  • New York, New York
  • Smithtown, New York
  • Roslyn Heights, New York
  • Cortlandt Manor, New York
  • Port Jefferson, New York
  • Fishkill, New York
  • Fairfield, Connecticut

For more information about what we offer at NYBG, including vertical sleeve gastrectomy, ReShape Weigh Loss Balloon System, LAP-BAND, gastric bypass, and medical weight loss, visit http://bariatric.stopobesityforlife.com/.

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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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