Top Gastric Balloon Doctor in the U.S., Dr. Shawn Garber excited about results from revolutionary non surgical weight loss procedure and program

ROSLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y., Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Since its FDA approval in August of this year, the gastric balloon has garnered tremendous interest from people looking for alternatives to weight loss surgery.  Dr. Shawn Garber of New York Bariatric Group was one of the first in the U.S. to offer this procedure, and since then is by far the most experienced in gastric balloon placement in the U.S. since its FDA approval.

Dr. Garber is currently training physicians across the country in gastric balloon placement.  As an expert in this cutting edge advancement in weight loss, he recently spoke at ObesityWeek 2015, the largest gathering in the world of health care professionals devoted to the care and understanding of the obese patient.

Dr. Garber explains, “The media attention has really helped to get the word out regarding this new advancement in weight loss.  Since our People Magazine interview, we have more than doubled the number of procedures performed.  Patients are losing significant weight and learning to keep the weight off.  Additionally, patients who may have been hesitant to have surgery or simply weren’t candidates for surgery now have a non surgical weight loss option.  We have the ability to see patients from across the country since we can offer virtual online nutrition and fitness counseling service through Endobariatric Consultants (www.endobari.com).  This makes it even more convenient to provide the aftercare to patients from the comforts of their own home.”

The ReShape balloon itself is two soft connected, silicone intragastric balloon that is inserted non-surgically in a deflated state into the stomach and then inflated with sterile saline solution through a self-sealing valve once it enters the stomach. The intragastric balloon (also referred to as a belly balloon) will remain in place for a maximum of six months. During that six-month period, the patient will enjoy a feeling of fullness sooner and satiety will last longer after meals, which encourages portion control and helps manage hunger. In the 12-month ReShape program, the patient will participate in a professional support program providing personalized diet that will help to retrain the patient’s eating habits, individual exercise series, and a one-on-one motivational program including individual goal-setting and tracking meetings.

New York Bariatric Group consists of six of the country’s best bariatric surgeons and has been voted the #1 bariatric program in New York State for six years in a row by Health Grades. NYBG physicians are the preeminent bariatric surgeons in New York and the surrounding region. Regardless of which bariatric surgery procedure you may decide on – whether it be a bariatric surgery alternative like the ReShape Managed Weight Loss Program, LAP-BAND© Adjustable Gastric Band, revision surgery, sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass – the surgeons of New York Bariatric Group have the technology, talent, and experience to provide you with the most medical weight loss options and top quality surgical care.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 866-569-7049 or visit stopobesityforlife.com or bellyballoon.com

Jon Libasci
New York Bariatric Group
866-487-7570
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Top Gastric Balloon Doctor in the U.S., Dr. Shawn Garber excited about results from revolutionary non surgical weight loss procedure and program

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 changing for the better.

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Samantha

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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Eileen

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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Brittany

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 succeed here.

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Desiree

Lost 157lbs

Desiree's success story

I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before.

I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy because I had just become diabetic, and I had hypertension for many years. I lost a total of 157 pounds in 11 months. I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before. Everyone at New York Bariatric Group has been wonderful. They are kind. They are understanding. They make you feel comfortable. They will guide you every step of the way on your journey so that you can be successful.

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