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Bariatric Program

At The New York Bariatric Group, we take pride in our all-inclusive approach to bariatric surgery. Our bariatric program for patients allows them to embrace all the changes that come along with undergoing bariatric procedures, ensuring long-term results.

Fast Track to Surgery

As a patient of New York Bariatric Group, you will be given ample resources to have a safe, positive, and successful journey. From our support groups and online patient portal, to your patient mentor and our staff who are a phone call away, you will have many choices for how to best manage your journey. In addition, we offer a Fast Track Program that can get you on your way to your goals even more quickly.

Fast Track Program

The Fast Track Program at New York Bariatric Group is for patients who decide they want to have bariatric surgery right away. Often when our patients make the decision to have bariatric surgery, there is a period of months they have to wait because of hurdles that insurance companies put in place. Some of our patients want a way to have their surgeries in a few weeks, instead of waiting months. This is where our Fast Track Program comes in.


How it works

Patients who enter into the fast track program will first come to our New York offices and have a private consultation with one of our weight loss surgeons. We will then assist them in quickly but thoroughly completing any required preoperative medical work-up. Patients return for a second visit and will be scheduled for their bariatric surgery shortly thereafter. After surgery you will become a permanent part of our the New York Bariatric Group Weight Loss Program and you will be invited to follow-up in our after bariatric surgery care program as well as our bariatric surgery support groups to ensure that you continue to do well.

There are three way that patients can be fast-tracked to their surgery date:

Previous Approval

The first way to qualify for the Fast Track Program is if you have already gotten insurance approval for bariatric surgery elsewhere. This approval would generally transfer to New York Bariatric Group with no issues.

Quick Insurance

Although some insurance companies are notorious for taking a long time to obtain approval for bariatric surgery, there are some insurance companies make it very easy. Patients with insurance from these companies are able to enroll in the Fast Track Program.

Self Pay

As a third option, patients may fast-track their bariatric surgery if they seek patient financing or pay cash for their procedure. This allows patients to bypass some of the pre-surgery hurdles that insurance companies put in place.

If you would like to learn more about our Fast Track Program, please contact us at 800-633-8446.

Mentorship Program

At the New York Bariatric Group we stand behind the saying that people make the difference. Every person you’ll meet on your journey with us - from the bariatric surgeons, medical weight loss counselors and nutritionists, to the nurses, clinical social workers, and the health insurance specialists - represents a piece of the most experienced group of its kind. This group is incomplete, however, without one of the most important elements: our patients.

The patients of New York Bariatric Group are not just people we teach. They are people we learn from. We’ve been fortunate to treat some of the most compassionate and giving individuals anywhere. We’re so impressed with these inspiring people, that we want you to meet them also. That is why a key component of our informational seminar is the opportunity to meet successful past patients of our practice. The connection with these past patients does not end at the seminar. We have found that carrying that interaction throughout the weight loss journey is invaluable to our new patients and can greatly increase the success after surgery. This realization was the beginning of our bariatric surgery mentorship program.


Bariatric Surgery Mentorship Program

Many patients say they wish they had someone who went through the surgery to talk to. This can be especially true when they’re managing the first few weeks of lifestyle changes post- surgery, or when running into a plateau later in your journey. Our mentorship program pairs a patient with a previous patient volunteer to provide that connection. This bariatric surgery mentorship program is a resource we are happy to provide to you, free of charge.


Winner’s Circle Personal Coaching

Beyond our mentors, we have partnered with a select group of fitness and life-coach experts in the New York City area. These experts have extensive backgrounds in working with bariatric patients, and you will find them to be positive, motivational, and compassionate collaborators. Within select areas of Long Island and New York, you can access these personal fitness and life coach services. If you are interested in learning more about this program please let any one of our patient counselors know, and we will get you detailed information.

Bariatric Surgery Support Groups

Our online support groups and forums are a great way to interact wit other patients, and these resources are just a few clicks away, any time you feel like connecting. If you do not have time to come to an in person meeting, or want some feedback outside of your individual mentor, the online groups are an opportunity for you to expand your support network. You may also find that you enjoy helping others who are new on their journey. Your own experiences overcoming challenges, making lasting changes, and dealing with the ups and downs of this journey can inspire someone else who is on a similar path. You can access those support groups here.

With mentoring, life coaching and bariatric surgery support groups, your chances to have a smoother and more successful experience are greatly enhanced. This is another way that New York Bariatric Group does everything in our power to assist our patients. You can learn more by calling our office at 800-633-8446.

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Bariatric Surgery Patient Portal

New York Bariatric Group offers patients online access to the practice as well as many online tools for you and your family to keep up with your own success. Patients are able to requests change of appointments online, email staff members, purchase diet supplements, foods and beverages. To keep up to date with what’s new in these services and tools we encourage every patient to subscribe to our Newsletter.

The fast track program is for patients that decide they want to have bariatric surgery right away. Often when patients decide they want to have bariatric surgery, they also want to have it performed within a few weeks, instead of many months that are usually required prior to having surgery due to hurdles put in place by insurance companies. Most patients that enter the fast track program have already had insurance approval elsewhere. Alternatively, they would like to seek patient financing or pay cash for their procedure to have their bariatric surgery sooner and want to bypass some of the hurdles that some insurance companies require.

Some insurance companies make it very easy to obtain insurance approval, and these patients can also enroll in the fast-track program. Patients who enter into the fast track program will come in and have a private consultation with Dr. Garber, Dr. Holover, or one of the other surgeons at The New York Bariatric Group. We will then assist them to expeditiously complete any required preoperative medical work-up. Patients will then return for a second visit and will be scheduled for their bariatric surgery shortly thereafter. After surgery you will become a permanent part of our the New York Bariatric Group Weight Loss Program and you will be invited to follow-up in our after bariatric surgery care program as well as our bariatric surgery support groups to ensure that you continue to do well.


Mentorship Program

Many patients feel that they wish they has someone who went through the surgery to talk to, when struggling with lifestyle change issues after the surgery especially in the first several months after bariatric surgery. The mentorship program pairs a patient with a previous patient volunteer to provide that resource. As opposed to the public atmosphere of bariatric surgery support groups, this is one-on-one assistance and direct interactions with somebody who has been there, and done that.


Winner’s Circle Personal Coaching

Working with a select group of area fitness experts with an extensive background catering to the needs of bariatric patients in metamorphosis, The New York Bariatric Group is able to offer personal fitness and life coach services in select areas of Long Island and New York. If you are interested learning more about this program please let any one of our patient counselors know of your interest.

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At the New York Bariatric Group, we do far more than just perform bariatric surgery procedures. We do everything we can to ensure your after bariatric surgery success, and a healthier, happier and longer life. From bariatric surgery support groups, to fast track programs, mentorship and life coaching opportunities, and more. Call our office at 800.633.8446 to learn about how we provide after bariatric surgery care, support and assistance.


Psychology

At the New York Bariatric Group we understand that weight loss surgery is only the beginning. What comes next is all the difficult work of changing a lifetime of habits and ways of living and thinking about yourself and your place in the world. Very few people understand what this process is like. It seems easy. Just have the bariatric surgery and lose all the weight. Voila! You are a changed person. As you know, there’s a lot more to this process than that, and the correct mental approach and support is one of the most important bariatric surgery requirements to ensure a smooth and successful experience.

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Post Bariatric Lifestyle Changes

Many patients at New York Bariatric Group think back on their bariatric surgery day, and say it was the beginning of a new phase of their life. The day of surgery is truly life changing for many people, because they remember it as the day they took back control of their weight and their health. It was the day that started a long, but often rewarding, journey to success. In addition to the importance of the surgery day, there is substantial importance in the days and years that follow.

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Getting Started

Our team is happy to speak with you and help you understand any of the treatments we offer, or answer any questions you have. Please call and speak with us at 800-633-8446, or read more about the surgical and non-surgical options we offer here.

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What our patients are saying

“The staff and doctors at the New York Bariatric Group are amazing! They are always patient, helpful, and very understanding and pro-active with questions, problems, etc. After Lap Band surgery I feel fantastic. For the last 6 years I have not had to worry if my clothes would fit. I have been able to maintain my weight loss, and have so much more energy.”

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"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!"

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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"

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*Individual results may vary.

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