Lose Weight and Type 2 Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, and Joint Pain through Weight-Loss Surgery

There are many causes of obesity. Similarly, there are many ways in which obesity affects a person’s overall health. Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and joint pain are just a few examples of obesity-induced comorbidities that can be improved, and even resolved, with the help of bariatric surgery. 

To learn more about how you can benefit from bariatric surgery, check out the patient resources on our website, and schedule a consultation. Our offices are open, and our team will be there to support you every step of the way through your bariatric journey. 


According to the American Diabetes Association, individuals experiencing obesity are more likely to be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. When there is excess body fat in muscle tissue, individual cells are more likely to become insulin resistant.If those cells don’t respond to insulin, they can’t absorb sugars in the blood necessary for energy and function, leading to diabetes. 

Here’s where bariatric surgery can help even more than exercise and dieting. 

A recent study showed that patients who lost weight through behavioral changes and weight loss drugs tended to gain the weight back. Patients who underwent bariatric surgery, however, lost more weight and were more likely to achieve better glucose control一in fact, 78% of bariatric patients achieved normal blood sugar levels without needing any support from antidiabetic medications. 


Sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that disrupts breathing, is very common for those struggling with obesity per the American Medical Journal. Excess fatty tissue constricts the body’s airways, and increased weight puts pressure on the chest making breathing difficult. To make matters worse, bad sleep leads to overeating, and makes living an active life even more challenging. 

Bariatric surgery, and the associated long term weight loss, solves both of these problems. A study published in the National Library of Medicine reported a 27% reduction in sleep apnea 12 months post-surgery; sleep apnea was resolved completely in 45% of patients, and resolved or improved for 78%. 


For every extra pound carried, your knees withstand 4 pounds of pressure. Over time, excess stress on the knees and other joints can lead to osteoarthritis, a condition that causes pain and decreased mobility. Furthermore, obesity is known to cause systemic inflammation that adds to joint discomfort. Luckily, bariatric surgery helps with joint pain too. A study published on Science Daily found that 57% of bariatric surgery patients with serious mobility issues no longer had such issues after surgery. 70% of bariatric patients with severe knee and hip pain found their joint specific pain and dysfunction alleviated after weight loss surgery. 


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:

  • 21 skilled surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, 2 Plastic Surgeons, and 20 PA’s
  • 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!

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Lose Weight and Type 2 Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, and Joint Pain through Weight-Loss 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 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.

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Lost 157lbs

Desiree's success story

I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before.

I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy because I had just become diabetic, and I had hypertension for many years. I lost a total of 157 pounds in 11 months. I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before. Everyone at New York Bariatric Group has been wonderful. They are kind. They are understanding. They make you feel comfortable. They will guide you every step of the way on your journey so that you can be successful.

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