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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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What our patients are saying

“The staff and doctors at the New York Bariatric Group are amazing! They are always patient, helpful, and very understanding and pro-active with questions, problems, etc. After Lap Band surgery I feel fantastic. For the last 6 years I have not had to worry if my clothes would fit. I have been able to maintain my weight loss, and have so much more energy.”

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"Dr. Holover has a great personality, I love him, I consider him a good friend, and I recommend him to everyone. He and his staff are amazing. I thought my recovery would be worse, but it wasn’t. It was great. After a couple of days I was back on my feet and going, with three boys you don’t have time to be down. Now, my kids have to keep up with me!"

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"My results are incredible; I can go to any store and find clothes that fit, I don’t have to go to the big and tall store anymore. My family and friends say I look great, but more so are so happy about my health. Definitely go for it, it is well worth it."

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"My recovery was very easy, I started moving around pretty quick because the nurses had me up and about. Dr. Angstadt has a great bedside manner, a cheerful disposition and is very knowledgeable. He was genuinely concerned for me, he answered all of my questions and put me at ease. I couldn’t be happier, I think it is the best decision I ever made."

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"I was concerned about my health, my blood pressure, cholesterol, my mobility, my flexibility. A few friends told me about NYBG and I went to a seminar. I wanted to live a healthier life and live a long life. My recovery was great, after a week I was 100%. My doctor, Dr. Sekhar, has the best personality in the world."

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"I had a couple of friends who had bariatric surgery done by Dr. Garber a few years back and I decided to make the appointment. My favorite thing about the surgery is not being able to eat that much, eating whatever I want but in smaller portions. My results are amazing"

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