Dr. Garber Featured on April 4th ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ Broadcast
It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Shawn Garber of our very own New York Bariatric Group was featured on The Dr. Oz Show today. Dr. Garber talked about bariatric surgery, the benefits, and his experiences with performing the surgery and tackling the problem of obesity.
Today, Dr. OZ focused on a piece titled “Are You a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery.” It was an interesting segment, as Dr. Oz clearly outlined the drawbacks, but was quick to defer to Dr. Garber to shed some light on how some people might hold ill-conceived notions about weight loss surgery.
I think now more than ever the lap band is a great option for patients, it is minimally invasive we go in through the belly button, virtually scarless, no scars, more than ever it’s a great procedure for the patients. The data from FDA study for the lower BMI showed 85 percent of patients were successful with the lap band as apposed to regular diets, non surgical diets which has an over 85 percent failure rate. Were giving them something that is a great option and to remember bariatric surgery is a tool not a cure,” said Dr. Garber in response to Dr. Oz’s question about whether lap band surgery was a viable option for someone trying cut only 30 pounds.
We are proud of Dr. Garber for sharing his wealth of knowledge about weight loss surgery and the extraordinary benefits and ease of lap band surgery.
We will get you a link to the interview as soon as it’s posted!
To learn more about Dr. Garber or the team at New York Bariatric Group call our office at (516) 616-5500 or, if you prefer, use our online contact form.