March 4th – the only day that is also a sentence. Today we ask you to march forth and discover how bariatric surgery can change your life. The benefits go beyond losing weight:

  • Reduce high blood pressure
  • Improve obstructive sleep apnea
  • Defeat depression
  • Conquer joint pain
  • Achieve long-term remission for Type 2 diabetes

Recent research shows that weight-loss surgery can also lower the risk of COVID-19 hospitalization and intensive care needs. The procedure has become increasingly popular during the pandemic. Many people are moving forward recognizing that is a safe, proactive measure against severe COVID-19 infection.


According to the CDC, having obesity may triple the risk of hospitalization due to COVID-19. Obesity increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes, all of which can lead to poor outcomes after contracting the coronavirus.

Researchers believe that the increased risk for obese patients may stem in part from the way the coronavirus enters the body via an enzyme called the ACE2 receptor. Advisory Board explains, “This enzyme is located in cells that line the lung and fat tissue, which means that patients with excess weight may be more likely to experience a high viral load.” Obesity-related hyperinflammation and shortness of breath also make it difficult to combat the virus.

Understanding the research connecting obesity and the coronavirus, how does COVID-19 impact those who have had bariatric surgery?

Identifying individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 and also had prior history of weight-loss surgery, the Cleveland Clinic conducted a study to learn if hospitalization rates would vary compared to a control group. The latter consisted of individuals with a body mass index of 40 or higher who also tested positive with the virus. Only 18% of patients in the weight-loss surgery group required hospitalization compared to 42% in the control group. “In addition, 13% of patients in the control group required ICU admission, 7% required mechanical ventilation, and 2.4% died.” None of these occurred for those who had bariatric surgery.

The Cleveland Clinic confirmed, “Patients after bariatric surgery become significantly healthier and can fight the virus better.”

March forth today and learn how New York Bariatric Group can change your life.


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:

  • 20 skilled surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, 1 Plastic Surgeon, and 13 PA’s
  • 18,000 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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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