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Benefits of support groups during weight loss

Your weight-loss journey is a life-long pursuit of health. We’re here for you through thick and thin!

After bariatric surgery—gastric sleeve, gastric balloon, or any other procedure—find strength from others going through the same life-changing process at one of our many support groups. We offer both in-person and online support groups.

As you enter new stages of your bariatric journey, you may experience challenges. A support group enables you to voice these challenges in a safe space.

People who join the support groups are, like you, trying to achieve a healthy life and may have had the same bariatric procedure as you have, if not a similar one. Associating yourself with other health-conscious people can help you remain focused on your weight-loss goals.

If you think you’re alone in your struggles, you may be surprised to find that others are facing similar struggles. They may even have thoughts, insights, and coping strategies that will help you reach your goals. Talking about your achievements and setbacks may also help you feel appreciated and included, which can improve your chances of success.

Not only will there be others like you at these meetings, there will also be a trained bariatric professional who is qualified to address all your medical questions and concerns.

Ultimately, it’s your weight-loss journey, but support groups are an essential tool in understanding the bariatric process and successfully losing weight.

At these meetings, you’ll cover all sorts of nutritional topics with nutritionists—like Sharon George, RD at NYBG—including:

  • Planning your meals wisely
  • What foods you should buy
  • Building a healthy meal
  • Hydration
  • Incorporating healthy carbohydrates into your diet
  • Meal spacing
  • Holiday eating
  • Eating out
  • Recipes

You’ll also learn about behavioral topics with Clinical Health Psychologist Dr. Willo Wisotsky. “I discuss a strategy with a cognitive behavioral focus and integrate patient conversations and examples,” explained Dr. Wisotsky. She’ll give you the tools you need to succeed in your day-to-day life!

Check out all the resources we provide you with: http://bariatric.stopobesityforlife.com/patient-resources/

For information on the procedures we offer, including gastric sleeve, the Obalon Balloon Capsule, Obera gastric balloon, and Lap-Band, visit http://bariatric.stopobesityforlife.com/

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What our patients are saying

“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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