New Hyde Park, NY – Dr. Shawn M. Garber, of the New York Bariatric Group, one of the country’s leading bariatric surgeons, recently appeared on CBS Newspath, offering insight on binge eating, food addiction, and fighting obesity effectively with bariatric surgery.

Food addiction has taken center stage recently as a new study highlighted that Oreos have the same addictive properties within the human brain as dangerous drugs such as cocaine and morphine. This shocking development highlights what those who have struggled with obesity already know, the intense fight they must go through in order to attempt to live a healthier lifestyle and conquer their own demons.

Dr. Garber has helped thousands of patients improve their health, lose weight, and maintain that weight loss success permanently. More than anybody else, he understands the need for not only bariatric surgery, but also dedicated assistance and thorough patient education.

Bariatric surgery is proven to be the most successful option for obese patients trying to lose weight and keeping it off. Still, even with bariatric surgery, patients must adapt their lifestyle, and learn to avoid eating the wrong foods and making the wrong nutritional decisions.

Dr. Garber has extensive experience with bariatric surgery, performing more than 3,500 laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures, 3,000 Lap-Band procedures, and 300 laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomies. Additionally, he has helped to develop single incision Lap-Band and sleeve gastrectomy techniques, helps to teach other surgeons around the country, and continues to be a renowned leader in his field.

In addition to his recent appearance on CBS Newspath, Dr. Garber has also discussed bariatric surgery on Good Morning while being featured prominently in New York Magazine, Newsweek, and other publications as one of the country’s leading practitioners.

Combined with the rest of the highly experienced and skilled team at the New York Bariatric Group, and their comprehensive bariatric program which helps guides patients to success both pre- and post-surgery, and there’s no better option for safe, effective, and successful bariatric surgery.

Learn more about the New York Bariatric Group by calling them directly at 800-633-THIN, or visiting

About the New York Bariatric Group

The New York Bariatric Group is the home of five of the country’s leading bariatric surgeons. Together, they provide innovative and successful treatments to fight obesity, including all types of bariatric surgery, such as laparoscopic banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and more. Their surgical team has extensive experience, and NYBG provides an unmatched bariatric program that produces real weight loss success, with patient education, Mentor/Mentee Panel, support groups, and ongoing assistance with nutrition and post-surgery lifestyle. Visit the New York Bariatric Group online at, or call them at 800-633-THIN.


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 h