The New York Bariatric Group Has Announced Surgery Date of Pro Bono Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Winner

Roslyn Heights, December 7, 2017 – Mary Rodda – chiropractor, New York local, and winner of the New York Bariatric Group’s pro bono vertical sleeve gastrectomy – is waiting with excited anticipation for her surgery which now has a date: December 18th, 2017.

Up to this point she has been meeting with Dr. Shawn Garber and his team at NYBG and following their direction to ensure she is physically ready for her surgery. Later this month, she will be heading to Mercy Medical Center in Rocksville Centre to undergo her life-changing, 1-2 hour procedure.

Ms. Rodda was announced as the winner for the New York Bariatric Group’s surgery during Obesity Week, almost 2 months ago. Obesity is an increasingly growing problem. In the United States alone, over 35% of adults suffer from obesity and many do not have the insurance coverage to heal their affliction. Recognizing this trend, Dr. Garber and his team decided to perform a pro bono surgery. This surgery is a step by NYBG to bring bariatric surgery to those who would not otherwise receive it.

The New York Bariatric Group is excited to be able to bring the possibility of weight loss to people like Mary.
Since founding NYBG, Dr. Shawn Garber and his team have performed over 12,000 surgeries, as well as the most gastric balloon placements in the United States making it the premier practice for weight-loss procedures.

The NYBG team will support Mary throughout her entire weight-loss journey, documenting her success. They hope this will inspire others to seek out bariatric surgery as a long-term solution to obesity.

For more information about the process of bariatric surgery, visit: https://bariatric.stopobesityforlife.com/patient-journey/

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The New York Bariatric Group Has Announced Surgery Date of Pro Bono Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Winner

Thomas

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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Nicole

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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Robert

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 ch