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Patient Spotlight: Shelley Wade’s Weight Loss Journey

Shelley Wade is one of the country’s top Radio Air-Personalities. For the last 10 years, she has been on air at Z100 New York, the biggest Top 40/Pop station in the world. She can also be heard on stations nationwide.

At the beginning of this year, Shelley made an announcement on her VLOG that she has decided to have bariatric surgery with the New York Bariatric Group. Shelley has created a pre-operative and post-operative video to share with the public her weight loss journey with the New York Bariatric Group.

Click on the videos below to learn why Shelley decided to have bariatric surgery, the benefits of her procedure and how she is feeling today!

Stay tuned for more weight loss videos and updates from Shelley Wade!

Shelley Wade talks with Dr. Shawn Garber

Shelley Wade chats with Dr. Shawn Garber from the New York Bariatric Group about minimally invasive bariatric surgery! Dr. Garber discusses with Shelley the ins and outs of her SILS Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure, what to expect the day of surgery, and recovery time. Click on the video to learn more!

Shelley Wade Says Hello After Surgery!

Shelley checks in with us three days post her SILS Sleeve Gastrectomy. For Shelley it was a complete and total success- no complaints! In this VLOG she discusses her overall hospital experience at Mercy Medical Center. Shelley mentions how extremely supportive and patient the entire staff at the New York Bariatric Group were during the entire experience. Her hospital stay was a “love fest” where she received great support from the staff and bonded with fellow patients that had surgery that same day.

Shelley Wade wrote “Dr. Garber, just wanted to stop by to say THANK YOU! My surgery experience with you & Mercy was wonderful. I’m at home recovering & feeling better each day. I’ll see you next week.” Click on the video to learn more about Shelley’s surgery experience!

If you also want to embark on a weight loss journey like Shelley Wade, contact our office at 800-633-8446 to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons today!

Nutritional and Psychological services available in Smithtown

The New York Bariatric Group is pleased to offer nutrition and psychological services to our patients in our Smithtown location:

St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center
48 Route 25A, SCMOB 003, Smithtown, NY 11787

Sharon George MS, RD, CDN is one of the most experienced bariatric surgery nutritionists in the country.

Jean Rafferty LCSW-R, ACSW, MSW specializes in working with patients who are planning to undergo a bariatric surgical procedure or who are adapting to their procedure.

Chili Roasted Salmon with Cilantro Cream

Makes: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes


Nonstick cooking spray
4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
4 garlic cloves, smashed
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
3 teaspoons olive oil
4 5-ounce skinless salmon fillets
1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 poblano pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
Freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup light sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Mist 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray. In a small baking dish, mix together 2 tablespoons lime juice with garlic, chili powder, cumin, and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add salmon and turn to coat; let sit.
2. In a medium bowl, toss corn, bell pepper, poblano pepper, and onion with remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil. Transfer corn mixture to one of the baking sheets; spread into a single layer.
3. Remove salmon from marinade and arrange on second baking sheet. Drizzle corn mixture with remaining salmon marinade. Season salmon and corn with salt and black pepper to taste and roast 8 to 10 minutes, until fish is just cooked through and vegetables are tender.
4. Mix together sour cream, cilantro, and remaining lime juice. Season with salt to taste. Spoon corn onto plates and add salmon. Drizzle cream over fish.

Nutrition facts per serving: 444 calories, 33g protein, 22g carbohydrate, 25g fat (5.9g saturated), 3g fiber

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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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