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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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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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*Individual results may vary.

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