This can help patients with their lifestyle changes and discipline, along with their general knowledge that others are having the same experience.

Importance Of Support Groups

Bariatric surgery is a tool to help you in the journey of weight loss. It is not a complete solution that will cure obesity alone. In order to achieve lasting success, lifestyle changes must be made that complement the weight loss surgery or weight loss balloon that you have. One of the best ways to become more educated, feel the support of a community, and get advice from others is to take advantage of the bariatric surgery support groups that New York Bariatric Group offers.

In-Person Support Groups

Involvement in bariatric surgery support groups can significantly increase your chances of success. Being able to lean on the experience and assistance of other patients just like you, who understand what it’s like post-bariatric surgery and are going through the same trials, is an incredible opportunity. Our bariatric surgery support groups are wonderful tools that our patients have enjoyed for years. Our in-person bariatric surgery support groups are held on Long Island, Manhattan, and Westchester.

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Online Support Groups

We know that with today’s busy schedules, many patients are not able to make it to an in-person support group. We offer online video chat support groups, as well as forums, which are fun, informative, and easily accessible 24/7. The thousands of other members in these groups and forums will make you feel like you’re part of the family. You’ll meet people there who have had the same procedure as you, and can share tips and struggles they’ve encountered. You’ll have the chance to share your own questions and advice too. If you have not already registered on our website, you will be asked to sign up before you can join the online group. It only takes about 2 minutes to complete the process and is well worth it. Click here to join.

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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.

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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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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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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