Lap Band Surgery: A New Year, A New Look

It’s that reflective time of year again. Many of us ate, drank, and celebrated our way through the final week of the year and upon realizing that the holidays have truly come to a close (Memorial Day isn’t for quite a while), we enter into resolution-mode.

Now that the New Year has passed we have to focus.
Now that the New Year has passed we have to focus.

Of all the promises we make to ourselves, whether it be things like waking up earlier, quitting smoking, spending more time with our children, getting more sleep, not eating out as often, or volunteering in the community, there is one that seems to pop up year in and year out: losing weight. To accomplish this, we promise to adhere to diets, fitness regimens, healthy eating, less alcohol, and so on and so forth. You can go to any gym in the first couple weeks after the New Year and encounter a bevy of resolution warriors trying to fulfill that promise.

The problem is, why does this resolution seem to be one that we’ve made so many times before yet rarely are able to carry through into February?

For many of us losing weight is a tough process. We work and take care of our families. This leads to a hectic lifestyle that rarely leaves time for exercise or preparation of three health-conscious home-cooked meals each day.

Perhaps it’s time to finally take action and shed those pounds you promise to abandon year after year and just as important, keep them off.

A diagram of the final result.
A diagram of the final result.

Lap Band surgery is a non-invasive way to give your body the tool it needs to help you lose the weight and keep it off. It all begins with a consultation. Contacting a top-flight bariatric surgeon is your first step. After meeting and discussing the Lap Band with your bariatric surgeon, you will have a better idea of whether it is the right answer to your yo-yo dieting of the past.

The Lap Band itself is an adjustable- band that fits around the top of your stomach, thereby restricting your overall intake of food. The band itself is adjustable to cater to your weight loss progress and needs. The surgery itself can now be conducted through as few as one small keyhole incision that leaves behind little to no scars. People who’ve had surgery can usually be back to work in three to seven days. After the bariatric surgery, your bariatric surgeon should see you regularly.

In most cases of Lap band surgery the patient was able to lose 50-60% of their excess weight in a 2-year time frame. For patients who might have previously been morbidly obese it was truly a life-altering change, one that allowed them to become a more active individual, and improve their health dramatically.

You can also make an appointment to see one of our surgeons by calling(516) 616-5500, use our online contact form or, if you prefer, click on “Live Chat” in the upper left corner of your screen to have a conversation now.

So, if you’re tired of struggling to keep that promise of weight loss to yourself, try contacting one of the nationally recognized bariatric surgeons at the New York Bariatric Group.

Have a happy new year and be in good health! 


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Lap Band Surgery: A New Year, A New Look


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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Lost 76lbs

Nicole's success story

I hit my goal weight ... and I feel fabulous

I had the gastric bypass. I am Type 2 Diabetic and I wanted to gain control of my sugar. I hit my goal weight in about 5 and half months and I feel fabulous. The procedure has completely changed my life for the better because it has empowered me as a middle aged woman that I can really do everything and anything that I want to do. I don't put an age on anything. I don't say I'm too old for something.

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Lost 76lbs

Robert's success story

I was tired of the way I looked. I was tired of the way I felt.

I knew if I didn't change something soon, I was going to be in a lot of trouble. The consultation process was a lot easier than I expected. I was met with open arms. I was treated like I was the only patient here. Not only did they answer all of my questions, they had questions for me to make sure I was the right candidate for the surgery. After surgery and that weight started dropping off, my life started changing for the better.

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Lost 92lbs

Samantha's success story

I feel like a completely different person.

I had the gastric sleeve procedure. The driving factor behind me getting this procedure was my health. I didn't feel good physically or mentally. I had joint pains, even standing was difficult sometimes. Emotionally, this surgery completely turned my life around. I have so much more confidence. So much more happiness. I feel like a completely different person. I feel stronger. I feel able to accomplish more.

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Lost 99lbs

Eileen's success story

It saved my life.

The driving factor behind me getting my procedure was that I couldn't get up off the floor with my granddaughter. That was my why. That was my big reason for having this surgery done. After surgery, it was a little bit of a struggle with what to eat. What you put in your mouth that you don't even think about. You don't think about what you're eating or how you're eating and portion size. It's what I do now every single day. The procedure has changed my life in so many ways. It saved my life.

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Lost 126lbs

Brittany's success story

I am totally comfortable in my own skin.

I think I always grew up identifying myself as less than other people because I was fat. I decided to tackle that and just live my life. I had a sleeve gastrectomy. It changed how I view myself. How I communicate with people. I'm able to be much more of myself and live the life I always thought I should have been living. I am totally comfortable in my own skin. You have the tools you need to succeed here.