Cutting calories and doing sit-ups can only take you so far in your weight loss journey; oftentimes, weight loss surgery such as lap band treatment is necessary to help you to finally reach the finish line—the point where you look and feel better than you may have felt in years, or perhaps better than you have ever felt in your life. If you are trying to find a lap band surgeon who uses the most up-to-date techniques and technology, our bariatric surgery center team consists of accomplished surgeons who can help you to safely get down to your ideal weight.

SILS

The New York Bariatric Group is at the forefront of this new technology and are looking at ways to apply this technology to maybe one day perform a bariatric surgical procedure completely endoscopically with no incisions at all.

If you are thinking about having either Lap Band surgery or a gastric sleeve for weight loss, there is an advanced option you should consider. It’s called SILS, or Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery. New York Bariatric Groups is now offering a SILS option for both the gastric sleeve and gastric band surgery.

What is SILS?

When a surgeon uses the SILS technique, it means they make one small incision in the belly button. This results in a surgery that is virtually scarless. Single incision Lap Band and sleeve gastrectomy surgery generally involve less pain and little or no scarring. The actual operation is the same as it is during a typical laparoscopic band or sleeve gastrectomy. The difference is just in the number of incisions made. Since there is no need to cut through the stomach muscle, recovery time is shorter. SILS is different from a typical laparoscopic Lap Band or gastric sleeve, because in those operations our bariatric surgeons make 5 small incisions. Although these operations are also considered minimally invasive and the scars are quite small, SILS gives an even more advanced option, which includes an often unnoticeable, single scar on the belly button.

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Single Incision (Scarless) Surgery (SILS)

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Single Incision (Scarless) Surgery (SILS)

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Why Do We Offer SILS?

We offer SILS because at New York Bariatric Group, we believe a comprehensive weight loss surgery practice should provide patients with a wide range of choices for treating obesity. Thanks to the combination of our expertise, cutting-edge technology, and unparalleled skills, we have achieved successful SILS gastric band and gastric sleeve results time and time again, and we can deliver these same results to you.

Dr. Shawn Garber was one of the first surgeons in the US to use the Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery approach for Lap Band surgery. Seeing the level of success and patient satisfaction, he then adapted this technique for laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery as well. We are at the forefront of this new technology. SILS minimally invasive gastric banding and gastric sleeve, offered by New York Bariatric Group, are amazingly innovative solutions for bariatric surgery.

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Lap Band Surgery

The New York Bariatric Group can perform laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding as well as laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy using the SILS technique.

Unlike standard laparoscopic surgery which uses 5 small incisions, Single Incision Lap-Band Surgery (SILS) is accomplished through one small incision in your umbilicus. It is accomplished with less pain, and little or no scarring.

Since there is no need to cut through the stomach muscle, recovery is much shorter. The cosmetic results are amazing. Most patients have no visible scars after this form of surgery.

Lap Band Requirements

You must meet a few core lap band requirements in order to qualify for this type of procedure. First, you have to fall into one of the following categories: BMI of 40 Kg/M2-plus or BMI of 30 Kg/M2-plus with one or more medical problems related to obesity. These include, for example, joint pain, low back pain, acid reflux disease, severe arthritis, sleep apnea, type II diabetes, and high blood pressure.

You must also be 18 years old, and you must have attempted to lose weight several times in the past with just short-term success. In addition, you can only undergo the surgery if you are not suffering from another disease that might have caused your extra weight, and you cannot be pregnant, either. Drinking alcohol in excess will further disqualify you for this type of treatment. After the surgery, you must be committed to making major lifestyle and dietary changes in order to enjoy long-term results.

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Why The New York Bariatric Group?

Dr. Garber is one of the first surgeons in the United States to use the SILS approach used in lap band treatment. He adapted this technique for laparoscopic sleeve surgery as well. He teaches other surgeons around the country. The New York Bariatric Group is at the forefront of this new technology and are looking at ways to apply this technology to maybe one day perform a bariatric surgical procedure completely endoscopically with no incisions at all.

SILS minimally invasive surgery offered by the New York Bariatric Group is an amazingly innovative solution for bariatric surgery. Learn more about SILS surgery by contacting us today or calling 866-569-7049 today.

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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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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