Lose the Weight and Ease Joint Pain with Bariatric Surgery

Does it hurt just to get out of bed in the morning? Do your knees ache climbing stairs? Have you given up doing the physical things you love because of the pain?

Research has shown that losing weight can help ease joint pain! 

Under Pressure

According to the Arthritis Foundation, every pound of excess weight adds 4 pounds of pressure to your knees. In other words, 100 pounds of excess weight equals 400 pounds of pressure on your joints due to inflammation. 

Obesity frequently contributes to soft tissue damage and osteoarthritis—a progressive wear-and-tear disease of the joints.  People with obesity are 20 times more likely to need a knee replacement than those who are not overweight, research has shown.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obese people with osetoarthritis are three to four times more likely to need knee and hip replacements compared to people of normal weight.

Relief from Joint Pain After Bariatric Surgery

New York Bariatric Group has helped thousands of patients lose 50-70% of their excess weight and reduce joint pain.

NYBG patient Lorena says, “Before my surgery I suffered a lot with joint pain. It was difficult to do anything from tying my shoelace, to going up a flight of stairs. I was told that I only had 3 millimeters of cartilage left in my right knee and that I would probably end up with a joint replacement.” Now, after losing 145 pounds, nothing stops Lorena from living her best life. “The surgery changed my life 100 percent, 180 degrees. I am more active. I can do anything I want to do.”

Thomas lost 168 pounds after having long-term weight-loss surgery with NYBG and says it was easier than his knee replacement surgeries: “I had both my knees replaced a year apart and the bariatric surgery was like nothing compared to that.”

Harvard Medical School found that sustained weight loss of even 10 to 15 pounds can lower risk of osteoarthritis later in life.

Start Your Weight Loss Journey

When it’s time to start a successful weight-loss journey, it’s time to call NYBG! We’re the best practice around and our numbers prove it:

  • 23 skilled surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, 4 Plastic Surgeons, 21 PA’s, and 1 Colorectal Surgeon.
  • 30,000 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&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
  • Since 2000, we boast over 20 years of success!

Our commitment to patient success and excellence has earned us accreditation from the Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This prestigious achievement recognizes only the top bariatric practices. Stop waiting; start achieving better health today. Together, we’ve got this!

New York Bariatric Group is implementing and enforcing strict guidelines put out by the Center of Disease Control and the Department of Health in order to keep our staff and patients safe.

We are offering in-person and virtual consultations to ensure that everyone is able to get the information and care they deserve without feeling pressure to leave their home.

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Lose the Weight and Ease Joint Pain with Bariatric Surgery


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