Bariatric surgery isn’t just a proven method to help obese people lose weight. A new study has
now found it can significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and angina in patients.

Researchers looked at medical insurance data from 87-thousand adults from ages 18 to 64 over
10 years. These patients had a body mass index (BMI) higher than 40 and also had
nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which is often associated with obesity. 35% of the patients had
bariatric surgery.

The bariatric surgery patients had a 49% decrease in the risk of developing heart attacks,
heart failure or ischemic strokes. They were also less likely to experience angina, or the
buildup of fats, cholesterol and other substances on artery walls or arterial blood clots.


Heart disease is the leading case of death in both men and women according to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention. According to the American Heart Association, obesity
contributes directly to cardiovascular risk factors. These risks include:

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Inflammation

The more overweight a person is, the more likely there is a chance of developing heart disease.
An obese person has more body mass, and the increased mass means the heart has to work
harder to pump blood throughout a person's body.

Researchers say that this recent study provides evidence that bariatric surgery is an effective
tool to reduce weight and ultimately lower the elevated risk of cardiovascular disease for select


When it’s time to start your successful weight-loss journey, call NYBG!

Bariatric surgery is a safe, effective long-term weight-loss solution that helps thousands of
people lose weight and keep it off. Many studies show that patients maintain 50% to 70% loss
of excess weight 10+ years after bariatric surgery.

We’re the best practice around and our numbers prove it:

  • 27 skilled surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, 3 Plastic Surgeons, 21 PA’s, 1
    Colorectal Surgeon, and 1 Vascular Interventional Radiologist.
  • 36,000 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!

All of our hospitals are Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement
Program (MBSAQIP) accredited facilities, which is a prestigious designation bestowed upon
only the top quality bariatric programs.

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.

Listen to Thomas’ testimonial


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.