Most patients are nervous on the day of surgery. This is very normal, and our staff will be there to make sure you feel supported. You can rest assured knowing our surgeons are among the most experienced bariatric surgeons, and our support staff has helped thousands of patients like you to have a safe, comfortable, and successful surgery day.

What You Can Expect

  • To fill out some paperwork. We will help you understand what the paperwork means, and you can have a friend or family member with you during this time.
  • Our staff will give you a gown to change into, which you will wear until you change to go home after surgery and recovery.
  • When you are taken to the operating room, we will likely put sticky pads on your chest to track your heartbeat. We’ll also give you an oxygen mask you’ll wear through the procedure.
  • We will start an IV that will be used to give you pain medicine and anesthesia to make you feel calm and fall asleep before your procedure.
  • You will not remember what happens during the procedure and may not remember talking with the doctor. After our anesthesiologist gives you medicine to make you fall asleep, the next thing you know you’ll be waking up in the recovery room. Some patients do not remember their time in the recovery room either.
  • After you’re awake, we may ask you to try sipping some water.
  • We also will likely ask you to try standing up and walking with help.
  • You may spend several hours up to a few days in the hospital, depending on which procedure you had and how your recovery is going. A procedure like the weight loss balloon would generally have the least amount of time before going home, while a procedure like the gastric bypass requires being in the hospital for a few days.

Once Your Surgeon is Confident You Are Ready to Go Home, You Can Expect:

  • You and a friend or family member will be given discharge instructions.
  • We will confirm the date and time of your first follow up appointment.
  • We may give you a prescription for pain medication.
  • You will be reminded of your eating plan for the first few weeks, which will start out with liquids only.

Remember, our surgeons and staff are available to answer any questions you have about your surgery day. We understand this can be an exciting and scary event, and we are here to make sure you feel educated and confident in your choice.

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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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