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Teachers, Kids Aren’t the Only Ones with a Vacation – Spend Yours Getting a Sleeve Gastrectomy!

What’s the best perk of being a teacher? June, July, and August. Get as much as you can from this gift of time: time to care for yourself, consider your health, reimagine your goals, and retool your lifestyle.

Many of us have desk jobs which, unfortunately, can promote a sedentary, unhealthy lifestyle. We want to talk to you about the sleeve gastrectomy, which helps patients lose weight more effectively than diet and exercise alone. There’s no better time than now to adopt healthier habits – read on to see if the gastric sleeve is for you!

Benefits of a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Making up over 50% of bariatric procedures performed, the sleeve gastrectomy is the most popular option when it comes to weight-loss surgery – and for good reason! Patients who opt for this surgery lose, on average, 55 to 70% of their excess weight. The best part? The benefits of a sleeve surgery go far beyond dramatic, successful weight loss. Imagine having more energy, feeling better, and experiencing less joint pain, just in time to return to the classroom!

This procedure removes about 75% of a patient’s stomach, preserving its normal functions and allowing the patient to continue eating many foods, albeit in smaller quantities. Since the stomach functions normally, patients don’t need to worry about protein and vitamin deficiencies. They still absorb nutrients as normal, and we have talented nutritionists on staff to help keep patients on track through meal plans, exercise recommendations, and more. We also offer supplements to help our patients fulfill their dietary needs!

Additionally, the sleeve gastrectomy doesn’t need to bypass any part of the anatomy, and it doesn’t require banding. This helps it circumvent the possible complications of other common bariatric surgeries.

Yet another benefit of the gastric sleeve is how it resets a patient’s metabolism. The feeling of “hunger” is caused by a hormone called ghrelin, while its counterpart – leptin – helps people feel full and satisfied. The gastric sleeve procedure removes the part of the stomach that produces ghrelin, and in turn helps a patient’s body generate more leptin. Patients then feel more full on less food, leading to successful weight loss!

New York Teachers: A Special Benefit

We want bariatric surgery to be affordable to as many people as possible – and teachers are no different! In fact, bariatric surgery can even be at no cost to you and fully covered by your medical insurance. It’s easy enough to find out. Your consultation may be covered by your insurance and most teachers’ state-granted insurances may even pay for your sleeve gastrectomy in full!

Teachers: Why Now?

When it comes to bariatric surgery, the best time to start your health journey is today.

Obesity doesn’t just generally decrease quality of life, it can be life-threatening! Obesity is due to overtake smoking as the #1 cause of cancer in the world, and it has already been closely linked to many other weight-related conditions – type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, and COPD, just to name a few. Plus, studies show that the more time obesity is left untreated, the worse these conditions can become. Learn everything you need to know about obesity and bariatric surgery by signing up for one of our free online seminars!

A study published in JAMA Surgery stated that it’s better to get bariatric surgery right away than it was to wait. Patients who waited to start their bariatric surgery tended to gain more weight in the meantime, which led to worsened health and more difficulty in losing weight. The members of the study who chose surgery right away overcame obesity at a much higher rate – leading to lower weights, improved health conditions, and prolonged lives!

Weight-Loss Surgery: The Best Option

Have you struggled with unsuccessful diets? We’ve all been there. Traditional dieting techniques cause an unending cycle of weight loss and weight gain, as well as feelings of defeat. While you are shedding pounds, your body believes it is being starved, making it work extra hard to maintain a heavier weight afterwards. Weight-loss surgery breaks that cycle by helping reset patients’ metabolisms to maintain their new, lower weight. While the results of diets don’t last, studies show that many bariatric surgery patients maintain their successful weight loss even 12 years later!

Living healthy is a life-long commitment, and bariatric surgery could be the first step towards better health. In the end, there really is no better time than NOW to start your journey!

The NYBG Difference

Before their surgery is scheduled, our patients meet with a variety of professionals to help prepare them for their sleeve gastrectomy. To help accommodate even the busiest schedule, we’ve designed our offices so that patients can meet with everyone they need to all in one day, under one roof! As an added bonus, you can call to find out which night and evening appointments are available for your convenience. Because of this, patients can get their surgery within weeks, rather than months. Additionally, these meetings make it easier for patients to understand the process and set their expectations.

Another great reason for teachers to come to NYBG is that their sleeve surgery could be at no cost to you! Bariatric surgery is often covered by major insurance companies and some state-granted insurances cover the sleeve gastrectomy in full! There’s no reason not to learn more today: for most teachers, our consultation fees can be completely covered by insurance as well!

So, why should you come to NYBG? Simply, because we’re the best – from patient comfort to our success rates, we can’t be beat! We’ve performed over 15,000 successful procedures and continue to make great strides in the field of bariatric medicine. We treat our patients like they’re part of our family, and we stay with you through your entire journey – from your first consultation to long after your surgery has finished.

Don’t wait, start your journey with NYBG today by

Come to NYBG.

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:

  • 9 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. https://bariatric.stopobesityforlife.com/


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“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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