No More Resolutions – Get the Gastric Sleeve!

December is here, and for many people that means it’s time to visit family, enjoy the holidays, and resolve to live healthier in 2019. There’s just one problem; we made that resolution in 2018. And 2017. And so many years before.

Put an end to the cycle with NYBG and the gastric sleeve, and next year you could be saying: No More Resolutions!

Why do we set New Year’s resolutions?

New Year’s resolutions have been around for a long time – 4000 years, in fact! The earliest traces of this tradition come from the Babylonians, but our modern practice is more similar to that of the Romans. They saw a chance to gain the favor of one of their gods, Janus, by symbolically undoing misdeeds of the past year.

Nowadays, we set resolutions because the New Year marks a new beginning! This is a time during which we can make changes to live better and aspire for more. Unsurprisingly, some of the top New Year’s resolutions include:

  • Losing weight
  • Saving money
  • Enjoying life more
  • Being healthier
  • Spending more time with family

Why do resolutions fail?

As January ends and the year is no longer “new,” it can get harder to keep up our resolutions. In fact, 88% of people give up before the year ends! This begs the question, why is this so difficult?

To put it briefly, people commonly approach New Year’s resolutions the wrong way. Many of us set large, vague goals that we cannot track which can ultimately set us up for failure. If we have nothing to track, we cannot follow our progress and know to make improvements. For example, “living healthy” is a vague concept, but “exercising three times a week” is a quantifiable goal a person can hold themselves to.

In order to succeed, we need to address our environments and see our resolutions as a lifestyle, not just a temporary change. New Year’s resolutions can fail because we adjust our mindsets for a while, but not our lives overall. We’re more likely to return to old, bad habits, if we see change as a one-time goal rather than a long-time commitment.

Thankfully, we have just the solution that could help you achieve weight-loss resolutions and sustain a healthier lifestyle for many years to come: the gastric sleeve.

How can the gastric sleeve help?

At NYBG, we are proud to offer the sleeve gastrectomy as one of our premier weight-loss surgeries.

This procedure can help patients lose 50-70% of their excess weight and is often covered by insurance. One major aspect of its design is to help teach patients to maintain their new lifestyles and give them the tools they need to succeed. Additionally, our expert team of physicians works with every patient to create an individualized plan that helps them achieve long-term success.

Patients who choose bariatric surgery like the gastric sleeve experience many benefits beyond a lower number on their scales. Their weight-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea can improve or resolve entirely. Many also see a marked increase in their quality of life, from boosted mood and self-esteem to pain relief and decreased risk of mortality. Bariatric patients save an estimated $15,000 annually on medical, diet, grocery, and other assorted costs stemming from comorbidities and ineffective diet or health programs.

In the end, studies show that bariatric surgery helps patients live longer, happier lives. They are able to spend less time worrying about their health and more time focusing on their loved ones and living their lives to the fullest!

What is No More Resolutions?

Have you had weight-loss surgery and want to share how it has changed your life? No More Resolutions is our annual contest where we invite our patients to share their success stories with us. Our goal: inspire new patients to take the first step towards living a healthier, happier life!

If you’ve had a procedure with us, all you have to do to enter is send us some information, a before and after picture, and how it feels to have No More Resolutions! You can visit this page to enter before the deadline on December 19th, as well as check out our amazing past winners.

Haven’t been to the New York Bariatric Group yet? Check out our Facebook page to follow the contest and learn more about how the gastric sleeve and bariatric surgery change people’s lives!.

Don’t wait for the New Year – prepare for 2019 to be your healthiest year yet with NYBG today!


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:

  • 13 skilled surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics
  • 15,000 successful procedures performed with more every day
  • The #1 gastric balloon practice by volume – most balloons placed in the United States
  • 24/7 access to online seminars
  • 100s of videos for patients explaining procedures, answering common questions, and showcasing previous patients
  • Since 2000, we boast 18 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.

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No More Resolutions – Get the Gastric Sleeve!


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