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Total Weight Lost: 238 lbs


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Donna G

Total Weight Lost: 91 lbs


Age: 54

Total Weight Lost: 80 lbs

Surgery Date: 6 Oct 2014

Presurgery BMI: 35

I was very concerned about my health, cholesterol, sleep apnea, I was very tired all the time, I had bad knees. I had a couple of friends who had bariatric surgery done by Dr. Garber a few years back and I decided to make the appointment. My favorite thing about the surgery is not being able to eat that much, eating whatever I want but in smaller portions. My results are amazing. I have lost over 80 lbs. and am at my goal weight, and still lose a pound or two here and there; but I have reached my goal weight. My family and friends say that I look amazing and are so happy for me. I recommend the surgery to every single person that I see who asked about my weight loss. I have two grandchildren and now I am able to keep up with them, I can sit on the floor and am able to get up now! It is a huge lifestyle change, I am able to walk and it is great, my life is just great!


Age: 46

Total Weight Lost: 85 lbs

Surgery Date: 3 Dec 2014

Presurgery BMI: 39.9

I was concerned about my health, my blood pressure, cholesterol, my mobility, my flexibility. A few friends told me about NYBG and I went to a seminar. I wanted to live a healthier life and live a long life. My recovery was great; after a week I was 100%. My doctor, Dr. Sekhar, has the best personality in the world. He’s the greatest guy around, he’s an excellent doctor and has a great bedside manner. I love my results. My family and friends say I look incredible, happy and healthy. Getting the procedure is the smartest thing in the world to do. It’s a life changer. It changed my life in all positive ways.


Age: 53

Total Weight Lost: 115 lbs

Surgery Date: 18 Mar 2015

Presurgery BMI: 45.8

I was always tired, aggravated, fat, and always very sick. I looked online and looked into a lot of doctors and saw NYBG was the best. I had never had a problem with diabetes in the past and I found out my blood sugar was very high. Once I heard I had diabetes I looked into the sleeve procedure. Dr. Angstadt talks to you, tells you which way to go, listens to you and assures you. The first day was a little rough, second day I was home and I walked around the blocked three times, no problems from there! My results are incredible; I can go to any store and find clothes that fit, I don’t have to go to the big and tall store anymore. My family and friends say I look great, but more so are so happy about my health. Definitely go for it, it is well worth it. Wow, overall, my health, my stamina, I feel great about myself. Before I used to hate myself and how I used to look, now I love myself!


Age: 53

Total Weight Lost: 110 lbs

Surgery Date: 12 Mar 2014

Presurgery BMI: 46.8

I had seen some advertisements on the internet about NYBG and patients who had gr4eat results and decided to give them a call. Life was miserable, it was difficult to get about, I knew people were talking about me because I was heavy. I had a lot of health issues, things were tough, even buying an airplane ticket was humiliating because I had to buy two tickets. My quality of life was overall pretty bad. My health was suffering, it was deteriorating, blood pressure, sleep apnea, a couple of episodes of almost suffocating in my sleep because I was so heavy. I knew it was time to change my life or I wouldn’t be around for very long. My recovery was very easy, I started moving around pretty quick because the nurses had me up and about. Dr. Angstadt has a great bedside manner, a cheerful disposition and is very knowledgeable. He was genuinely concerned for me, he answered all of my questions and put me at ease. I couldn’t be happier; I think it is the best decision I ever made. I think it’s an individual decision for everyone, and you have to reach that point where you are ready to make a change. Once you reach that, this is a wonderful opportunity. My family is ecstatic. The first time my mother saw me after the surgery she was brought to tears and knew I was going to be around a long time. My friends are ecstatically happy, I am able to go more things and more activities, and it has completely changed the quality of my life. You have to make this decision on your own, it’s your life and it’s a life that’s going to change and if you accept that then the surgery is the way to go. I’m doing things I could never do better. My health has drastically changed. It has changed my life for the better, diabetes gone, high cholesterol gone, and no more sleep apnea. I’m physically fit, I run, I go to the gym. I’ve lost over 140 lbs.


Age: 38

Total Weight Lost: 85 lbs

Surgery Date: 19 Nov 2012

Presurgery BMI: 42.7

Life was tough before the procedure, I always struggled with high blood pressure, I was always tired, walking up and down stairs, playing soccer, I was always tired. I wanted to prolong my life, I have three young boys, a 10, 8 and a 5-year-old. I also smoked before my surgery. I knew that along with my high blood pressure it was a crash course to die. So I decided to change my life to live longer for my kids. I was on the subway in Manhattan and saw a sign that said Stop Obesity for Life. I jotted it down and said I would call and never did. I waited a year and I was sitting in my office eating a hamburger at eleven o clock at night and said this is ridiculous and I decided to call. Dr. Holover has a great personality, I love him, I consider him a good friend, and I recommend him to everyone. He and his staff are amazing. I thought my recovery would be worse, but it wasn’t. It was great. After a couple of days, I was back on my feet and going, with three boys you don’t have time to be down. Now, my kids have to keep up with me!


Age: 42

Total Weight Lost: 190 lbs

Surgery Date: 27 Jul 2010

Presurgery BMI: 56

I was downtown on 9/11 and couldn’t run to save my life. My co-workers had to help me. Since I’ve lost the weight, people finally notice me. I love to buy new clothes and walking down the street is a pleasure, I finally get noticed and get attention that I had wanted for so many years.

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Age: 31

Total Weight Lost: 110 lbs

Surgery Date: 28 Nov 2006

Presurgery BMI: 38

I was always an outcast. I would hide behind my weight through my personality. My life is totally different post surgery. I can breathe now. It's so much easier to do everything such as shop and exercise. I can fit in one airplane seat now and even ride rollercoasters! I love being able to go into a regular store and know that my size will be on the rack. I also have so much more energy. I think Dr Garber and Dr Holover are two very skilled and talented surgeons. They both have a wonderful bedside manner. Consider yourself lucky to have them operate on you! The staff are always very sensitive to my needs. They are always accommodating and understanding!

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Age: 51

Total Weight Lost: 275 lbs

Surgery Date: 11 Sep 2006

Presurgery BMI: 59

My biggest frustration today is that I didn’t do this surgery sooner. As a builder, I can now walk through the framing studs in my buildings. My diabetes? GONE! Heel Spurs? GONE! High Blood Pressure? GONE! I can now walk into a regular clothing store and buy clothes. People who know me don’t recognize me. To be honest with you, I’m sick of talking about it!

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Age: 29

Total Weight Lost: 110 lbs

Surgery Date: 27 Jul 2010

Presurgery BMI: 50

It’s not just about your weight, it’s about your health and your family too. Dr. Garber’s team was wonderful. After I lost the weight, I was able to reduce my blood pressure medication by 2/3 and eliminate the medication for type 2 diabetes. I’m a different person now, a happier person and it’s all thanks to what this surgery has done for me. When I get compliments, I think to myself, are they talking to me? And they ARE talking to me! It’s been four years since my surgery, and not only am I maintaining the weight loss, I’m still attending the support groups that Dr. Garber provides because they are beneficial to me. Shopping is the best thing now, I’ve even bought a 2 piece bathing suit!


Age: 42

Total Weight Lost: 182 lbs

Surgery Date: 16 Jul 2007

Presurgery BMI: 52

Life after obesity is just wonderful! Dieting? I’ve done it all: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, the Atkins Diet, and the grapefruit diet and I always gained the weight back. Now, since the surgery, I’ve finally lost the weight for good, and I’m not worried about gaining the weight back. Dr. Garber has a comprehensive program and a staff that helps you before and AFTER your surgery. Now I can shop in regular stores and waking up thin means that all of my clothes fit every day.


Age: 24

Total Weight Lost: 79

Surgery Date: 27 Nov 2006

Presurgery BMI: 41

Before surgery I never wanted to get out of bed. I also was not able to exercise without losing my breath really fast and I had very bad sleep apnea. Life after surgery is great. I try to swim at least 4 times a week. I love going shopping and buying clothes because everything fits! I am able to run and walk for a long period of time without getting tired. The biggest change after surgery is that I am able to feel satisfied when I eat and I get full very fast! I also stopped snacking and I am not hungry all the time. Dr. Garber is fabulous. He is so kind and makes it so comfortable when I go in to see him. Over the years I established a very nice relationship with him. He is a great doctor.

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Age: 45

Total Weight Lost: 71 lbs

Surgery Date: 9 Mar 2010

Presurgery BMI: 36


Location: West Babylon, NY

Age: 52

Total Weight Lost: 130 lbs

Surgery Date: 6 Dec 2004

Presurgery BMI: 46

I always felt that when I was heavy people were always looking at me like, do I have to sit next to that? I couldn’t ever sit with my legs crossed, my skin would burn. Dr. Garber and Dr. Holover have given me a second chance at life. This surgery is not a band aid, it is a solution for life. If you are overweight and you want some sincere help, come to the seminar, I promise you will be on the road to recovery.

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Age: 43

Total Weight Lost: 80 lbs

Surgery Date: 10 Sep 2007

Presurgery BMI: 35

I tried everything in the past, low carb diets, low sugar diets, low fat diets and nothing worked long-term. My lifestyle, health and self-confidence have improved dramatically since I lost over 70 lbs and kept it off. Can you believe that I went from a size 12 to a size 2? Now I can dance around on my boat in my bikini!


Age: 45

Total Weight Lost: 160 lbs

Surgery Date: 24 Jan 2002

Presurgery BMI: 46

As a rescuer for 9/11 I found it difficult to maneuver around in the debris. I was not able to do much with my kids. After surgery, everything from walking, sleeping, and working became easier. At 6 months, I lost 80 lbs! Had I not had the surgery I would have had serious medical issues. Dr Garber and his staff were always very professional and caring. I have referred at least a half dozen people to Dr Garber and all my friends are doing excellent!

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Age: 33

Total Weight Lost: 105 lbs

Surgery Date: 16 Jan 2012

Presurgery BMI: 39

I was always an active kid but as an adult couldn't keep the weight down, even while staying active. I tried every and any diet, Weight Watchers etc., would lose some weight then put it right back on. Once i was educated on the procedure, it became a no brainer, especially since it would be covered by insurance. I no longer suffer from sleep apnea or high cholesterol and i feel so much better about myself!


Location: Bellmore, NY

Age: 38

Total Weight Lost: 110 lbs

Surgery Date: 27 Jul 2010

Presurgery BMI: 42

A business associate of mine had surgery with Dr. Garber and was very happy with him and with the results, so I decided to do it too. It was the best decision I ever made. I had been suffering from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, extreme snoring and that all went away after the weight loss surgery. Now I’m running, swimming and working out.

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Age: 46

Total Weight Lost: 93 lbs

Surgery Date: 20 Nov 2006

Presurgery BMI: 41

I would do it all over again if I had to! My ankles, knees and back would give out 10 minutes into any social function that I attended. I felt like I was 65. Now I feel and act like I’m in my 20’s! I had done every diet, attended weight loss camp, and saw many specialists. I researched all of the bariatric surgeons in New York. Once I decided to have the surgery, Dr. Spencer Holover gave me the rest of my life back. Walking by mirrors is pleasant again. The aftercare at New York Bariatric Group is phenomenal. Their relationship with you does not end after the surgery. Register and go to the free seminar. Its 4 years later and I still say, you have nothing to lose but the weight!

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Age: 46

Total Weight Lost: 133 lbs

Surgery Date: 28 Nov 2006

Presurgery BMI: 44

Before I had my surgery, my life was extremely unfulfilling. I was so uncomfortable with myself and my appearance I choose not to attend many functions and activities. I was unable to keep up with my children, my friends and my family. Performing everyday tasks such as laundry, emptying the dishwasher and even getting dressed became burdensome. My life now is so much more complete then before. I am able to do all of the things I had dreamed of. I can walk and climb stairs without getting winded, I can fit in an airplane and theater seat comfortably, and I am not in constant pain. Dr. Spencer Holover is not only a highly skilled surgeon; he is also a kind, caring and compassionate person. His calming and confident personality really helped put me at ease throughout the entire surgery process. There is only one word to describe the staff of New York Bariatric Group - AWESOME! Everyone in the entire group is knowledgeable, helpful, patient and extremely caring.

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Total Weight Lost: 33 lbs

Surgery Date: 3 Mar 2016

Presurgery BMI: 34

Hearing about ReShape finally gave me hope and I’m so happy I went along with the procedure. I have struggled with my weight since the age of 16. In the past 14 years, I had tried everything to lose weight. I binged, skipped meals, used a waist trainer, tried popular diet programs, meal replacements — you name it. I did not qualify for any weight loss surgery because my BMI was at a 34. On March 3, 2016, I began my weight loss journey with ReShape. After just six months, I have lost 30 pounds and my BMI is now at 28. I have lowered my cholesterol level, enhanced my endurance and physique, and promoted my health. ReShape has also empowered me to push forward to reach a BMI of 24. I strongly recommend ReShape to everyone! I am overly satisfied and do not regret my decision in trusting the New York Bariatric Group. Thank you, ReShape! If you’re ready to write your own success story, get started with ReShape today!


Age: 45

Total Weight Lost: 230 lbs

Surgery Date: 18 Aug 2015

Presurgery BMI: 76

After talking to Dr Holover the decision was easy to have the surgery - he has a great personality, terrific bedside manner and a staff that truly is amazing. During the whole process , you always feel like they are holding your hand every step of the way. I don’t have to shop online just for the bigger sizes anymore. I can now walk into local stores for clothes and buy off the rack. To look back at pictures of myself from the past few years I never felt as big as I was, but the scale doesn’t lie. With a family and a full life to live ahead of me, I had to do something! People, who have known me before surgery, actually stop me now just walking by and I can see it on their faces the amazment that they can’t believe its me. How much weight I have lost. It’s all thanks again to Dr Holover and the ny bariatrics group I have my life back, I can be a new better version of myself.


Dr. Chiao is amazing--he helped improve my quality of life in so many ways, I forgot how much I was missing. The best part of losing the weight is improving my health, learning how to be even more active, and being able to tire out my son!


Age: 52

Total Weight Lost: 240 lbs

Surgery Date: 14 Jun 2016

Presurgery BMI: 66

Dr. Sommer added years and more joy to my life. At just under 6 feet tall and over 450lbs, my health and quality of life were rapidly deteriorating and me and my family were very worried. I have always had a fear of doctors and hospitals but on the advice of a friend I chose to put myself in the hands of Dr Sommer and the NYBG. I chose them because of the comfort level I had after just one consultation. My confidence in them was proven many times to well placed. All my fears turned out to be for nothing. The surgery and recovery were much easier then I ever expected. I have my life back now and I know that my success was 100% due to the care and support I received from Dr Sommer and the staff at NYBG. I can now keep up with my 21 year old son and enjoy being out in public without feeling self conscious. I completed my first 5k which was unthinkable over the last 20 years. Thanks to Dr Sommer and the NYBG I am enjoying life to the fullest and can’t wait to see what’s next. I just wish I had done it all sooner.


Age: 37

Total Weight Lost: 108 lbs

Surgery Date: 10 Feb 2016

Presurgery BMI: 43

When I began looking into the surgery a friend recommended NYBG and Dr. Garber specifically as he performs the surgery via single incision through the belly button. Upon meeting him and his amazing staff I knew I was in the best hands. My experience was amazing and I was on my feet chasing after my two kids in just a few days!


Age: 45

Total Weight Lost: 50 lbs

Surgery Date: 14 Oct 2016

Presurgery BMI: 34

(non surgical-Reshape balloon) Bayyinah Guerrant, nurse and mother of two, faced the same challenge many women face while trying to lose weight—she dropped the pounds but she couldn’t keep them off. “I was always so busy balancing taking care of my kids and work that I didn’t eat as healthy and couldn’t find time to exercise. It got to the point where I was asking for XXL scrubs,” said Bayyinah. For Bayyinah, losing weight wasn’t just for appearance; it was important to her health. She was born with a congenital heart condition which limited her ability to exercise. She wanted to lose the weight to be healthy for her daughters. Since 2000, Bayyinah tried different fad diets and fell into a pattern of yo-yo dieting—the cycle of losing and gaining weight. At one point in her weight-loss journey, Bayyinah lost 70 pounds and kept it off for three years before gaining it all back, and some extra. When she hit her heaviest weight—209 pounds—Bayyinah knew she needed to try something new. Falling within a BMI of 30-40 kg/m2, her friend suggested she learn more about the ReShape Dual Balloon for Weight Loss.


Age: 55

Total Weight Lost: 110 lbs

Surgery Date: 18 May 2016

Presurgery BMI: 43

"This was one of the best decisions that I have made. I feel fantastic. Most of my medications have been dramatically reduced and I am off the insulin pump. NYBG’s website answered all of my questions. I met Dr. Sekhar at the seminar who eliminated any apprehensions I had. I went to a support group meeting and spoke with other people who had the surgery which confirmed my choice to have the surgery. The best decision you can make is to visit NYBG’s website and to talk to them. Get your life back...I did!”



Age: 36

Total Weight Lost: 115 lbs

Surgery Date: 22 Oct 2014

Presurgery BMI: 40

I just wanted to personally thank the New York Bariatric Group on helping me lose over 100lbs. I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy in 2014 and weighed 242lbs. I worked closely with my doctor and the NYBG staff to outline my diet and workout regimen! I've had NO plastic surgery, just good old hard work, eating clean, dedication, and the support of my parents. Together, we can STOP OBESITY FOR LIFE


Age: 52

Total Weight Lost: 82 lbs

Surgery Date: 10 Feb 2016

Presurgery BMI: 44









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