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Dr. Shawn Garber Featured in Newsday

Are you wondering if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery? Tired of dieting? For the right candidate, weight loss surgery can not only help someone lose weight, but can also improve co-morbid conditions such as diabetes and hypertension, and improve overall quality of life.

Dr. Shawn Garber is featured in a recent Newsday Article,Weight- Loss Surgery, Are You a Candidate? Click here to read more. Call our office at 800-633-8446 to schedule a consultation with one of our leading bariatric surgeons.

Patient Spotlight: DJ Mo Bounce

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Age: 33
Total Weight Lost: 105
Surgery date: January 2012
Presurgery BMI: 39

“I was always an active kid but as an adult I 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!”

Have you seen our new commercial featuring our successful patient DJ Mo Bounce? Click on the video below to see it now!

Spring Into Action!

April’s the time of year when flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and it’s finally warm enough to safely step out of the house without major gear on to keep warm. The new season is exciting, refreshing and renewing after an incredibly cold and long winter. But after being bundled & cooped up for months, where do we start? What do we do? How do we do it?

Well, the American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of moderate exercise at least 5 days per week. If you are just starting to incorporate an exercise regimen into your daily routine this is a great time of year to….


It’s often daunting trying to get started. Set a goal & start off at your own pace to build your way up to the AHA recommendation.

Here are 10 invigorating outdoor activities to get you motivated to hit your goals this spring!

  • Take a long walk around the neighborhood.
  • Go for a bike ride.
  • Explore local hiking trails.
  • Literally stop and smell the flowers.
  • Stare at the clouds and guess their shapes.
  • Kick the soccer ball around.
  • Toss a Frisbee back and forth.
  • Take your dog for a long walk. (if you have one)
  • Grab the binoculars and see what kinds of birds you can spot.
  • Break out the hula-hoops and shimmy to your heart’s content.

Monthly Recipe: Protein Zucchini Boat


  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ lbs sliced mushrooms
  • 1 large tomato— diced
  • 3/4 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded low fat mozzarella cheese


  • Cut zucchini in half lengthwise; cut a thin slice from the bottom of each with a sharp knife to allow zucchini to sit flat.
  • Scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4-in. shells. Set pulp aside.
  • Place shells in an ungreased 3-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook ground turkey and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Remove from the heat.
  • In a large bowl mix together zucchini pulp, beaten egg, spaghetti sauce, bread crumbs, mushrooms, tomato, salt, pepper, 1/2 cup cheese, and cooked ground turkey.
  • Spoon about 1/4 cup mixture into each shell.
  • Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 20 minutes at 350º F or until brown.

NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS PER SERVING (1 zucchini boat or 1/8 recipe):

  • Total Calories: 195
  • Total fat: 7.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 294 mg
  • Total carbohydrates: 16g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 17.5g

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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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