Spring is (finally) in the air. As we welcome the new season, are you setting new goals for yourself? Have you been considering weight-loss surgery as one of those goals? If so, now is the time to commit to your weight-loss journey. 

While COVID-19 vaccines are becoming more readily available, it’s important to remember that the risk remains severe for those with high body mass index (BMI). The New York Post reveals, “Weight is now believed to be the second-biggest predictor of severe illness from the virus after age.” Rather than fear an increased risk of hospitalization, admission to intensive care, or the need for mechanically assisted ventilation, you can find peace of mind with weight-loss surgery.

Bloom into the healthiest, happiest version of yourself with New York Bariatric Group by your side.


In comparing countries around the world, the World Obesity Federation found a “close association between deaths from COVID-19 and the prevalence of overweight in the adult population.” More specifically, “Globally, at the end of 2020, COVID-19 mortality rates were more than ten times higher in countries where overweight prevalence exceeds 50% of adults compared with countries where overweight prevalence is below 50% of adults.” Of the 2.5 million coronavirus-related deaths worldwide, 2.2 million occurred in countries with high levels of obesity.

The report goes on to explain that factors leading to obesity are also linked to COVID-19. Evidence suggests that, “countries where populations are less physically active and consume higher levels of ultra-processed food, are more likely to have a higher mortality rate from COVID-19.” The pandemic may be influencing changes in dietary patterns as well, “through reduced food security, reduced consumption of fresh foods and increased snacking.” While eating healthily and engaging in physical activity are important, recent studies have shown that bariatric surgery may have longer-term health benefits for individuals with a BMI over 35.

After analyzing data over approximately 4.5 years comparing bariatric surgery to nonsurgical weight management, researchers made a significant discovery, as reported by Medical News Today:  “Individuals diagnosed with obesity who had undergone bariatric surgery had a lower rate of all-cause mortality than those who had opted for nonsurgical management.” This study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, presents a compelling case for bypassing diet-focused goal setting and instead choosing the bariatric surgery journey.

There is an abundance of international data demonstrating the connection between COVID-19 and obesity, but this research does not dictate your future. Nip your fears in the bud by setting new goals for yourself and learning about the benefits of weight-loss surgery. 

Spring into action: schedule a consultation with New York Bariatric Group 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:

  • 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