Finding a Healthier You With a Medical Weight-Loss Program

Many people looking to lose weight also deal with underlying health conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. But did you know that many of these conditions can actually be resolved with weight loss? New York Bariatric Group’s Medical Weight-Loss (MWL) program can help you achieve more than weight loss. They can help you become a healthier you!

When thinking about the next step in your journey to a healthier you, it’s important to note that while weight-loss drugs and injectables can be an effective short-term strategy, the long-term success and safety are still being researched and are unknown. 

Combat Comorbidities with a Program Tailored to You


One of the most significant health conditions linked to obesity is Type 2 diabetes. Excess weight can impair insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, leading to insulin resistance and elevated blood sugar levels. NYBG’s Medical Weight Loss program incorporates dietary modifications, physical activity, and sometimes weight-loss drugs and injectable medications, such as Ozempic or Wegovy, which can play a crucial role in managing diabetes. By achieving weight loss and adopting healthier lifestyle habits, individuals with Type 2 diabetes may experience improvements in blood sugar control, reduced dependence on diabetes medications, and even remission of the disease in some cases.

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension):

Obesity is a well-established risk factor for hypertension (high blood pressure). Excess weight puts added strain on the heart and blood vessels, leading to elevated blood pressure levels. As individuals lose weight and improve their overall health, they may experience significant improvements in blood pressure control and a decreased need for related medications.

High Cholesterol (Dyslipidemia):

Obesity is often associated with dyslipidemia, characterized by elevated levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. By achieving weight loss and adopting heart-healthy lifestyle habits, individuals may experience reductions in LDL cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol) and triglyceride levels, as well as increases in HDL cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol), reducing their overall cardiovascular risk.

Sleep Apnea:

Obesity is a major risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep due to airway obstruction. Excess weight can cause fatty tissue to accumulate around the neck and throat, contributing to airway collapse during sleep. Significant weight loss can help alleviate symptoms of sleep apnea and improve sleep quality, leading to improved overall quality of life.

Joint Pain and Osteoarthritis:

Carrying excess weight puts added stress on the joints, particularly the knees, hips, and lower back, leading to pain and inflammation. Obesity is a significant risk factor for osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease characterized by cartilage breakdown and joint damage. Gradual weight loss can help relieve joint pain and improve mobility. 

If you're struggling with obesity-related health conditions, consider exploring NYBG’s Medical Weight-Loss program. The NYBG team can create a sustainable approach to weight loss that can help you achieve long-lasting results.

New York Bariatric Group: Weight-Loss Leader 

NYBG is the leader in comprehensive weight-loss solutions. We are a one-stop shop, offering long-term weight-loss surgery as well as medically-supervised weight loss such as medications and injectables. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to losing weight. At NYBG, we work with you to customize a weight-loss program that will work best for you. 

Weight-loss drugs and injectables have been shown to be an effective short-term strategy, but the long-term effects and safety is still unknown. With our Medical Weight-Loss Program the ongoing supervision allows doctors to make necessary adjustments to a patient’s treatment plan based on their progress and changes to their health. 

Weight-loss surgery is the only proven long-term weight-loss solution. With decades of research, patients have seen sustainable weight loss. We offer multiple weight-loss surgery procedures and our doctors will work with you to find the right option. 

Our practice is the best around: 

  • Over 30 surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, plastic surgery, and medical weight loss.
  • 42,000 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=
  • Offering in-person and virtual consultations
  • Since 2000, we boast over 23 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!

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Finding a Healthier You With a Medical Weight-Loss Program


Lost 145lbs

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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