Over 2.5 million deaths a year are attributable to excess weight. This is why our surgeons and staff at New York Bariatric Group have devoted their careers to providing the safest and most efficient obesity treatments available.

Can Obesity Be Treated?

Yes. Obesity is a disease, and it is a treatable one. Even though the statistics on people successfully losing weight with diet and exercise alone can be disheartening, there is hope. We offer treatments that work. Bariatric surgery is the only truly successful way to treat morbid obesity and its associated health effects.

Bariatric surgery is the most effective therapy available for morbid obesity and can result in improvement or complete resolution of obesity comorbidities.”

The National Institutes of Health

Does Bariatric Surgery Really Work?

Yes. There is no treatment that works for every person, but bariatric surgeries like the gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and Lap Band have been proven successful.

What Are The Treatment Options?

There is a wide variety of ways to lose weight, beginning with making diet and exercise changes. While lifestyle alone will allow someone to lose a little weight, generally it is not realistic to treat obesity and its related comorbidities, just through diet. There are now prescription medications available for weight loss, but these have limited effect and generally result in loss of about 5% of someone’s weight. For people with obesity, a weight loss in the 5% range is generally not enough. The treatment options we offer are the ones that are known to result in substantial weight loss for many patients. These options are:

Weight Loss Balloon

The weight loss balloon is a non-surgical option. The balloons that we offer are Obalon and Orbera. These balloons are a temporary device that is placed in the stomach for up to 6 months. Over this 6 month period, you’ll work with our team at New York Bariatric Group to make the lifestyle changes that work in conjunction with the balloon to give you a good chance of losing 25 – 70 pounds. You can learn more about the balloon here.

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Lap Band

The Lap Band, or adjustable gastric band surgery, is a minimally invasive surgery where a flexible ring is put around the upper part of your stomach. This ring is tightened to varying degrees, in order to create a small upper pouch, with a narrow passage to the larger lower part of your stomach. This results in food taking longer to digest. Patients feel full after eating smaller meals, and go for a longer period before they feel hungry again. You can learn more about the Lap Band here.

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Gastric Sleeve

The gastric sleeve surgery, or sleeve gastrectomy, is a minimally invasive surgery where our surgeon removes about 85-90% of your stomach. This smaller stomach helps you feel full after eating less food. Patients also report feeling less hungry because there are hormonal changes associated with the gastric sleeve. You can learn more about the sleeve here.

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Gastric Bypass

The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a bariatric surgery that involves the creation of a smaller stomach, and rerouting of part of the intestines. The smaller stomach makes patients feel full after eating little meals, and also leads to fewer calories being absorbed by the body. You can learn more about gastric bypass surgery here.

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Since everyone is different, choosing the right obesity treatment is an important decision that should be made with the guidance of an expert like our surgeons at New York Bariatric Group. Please contact us here, or call us at 866-569-7049 to ask any questions you have about the available treatments.

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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 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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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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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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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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Note: A BMI of 30 – 34.9 or BMI 35 – 39.9 with no comorbidities qualify for lap band but is usually not covered by insurance.

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