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-THIN to schedule a consultation with one of our leading bariatric surgeons.

Newsletter - April 2014

Patient Spotlight: DJ Mo Bounce

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

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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….

Newsletter - April 2014

Spring Into Action!!!

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

Servings: 8

  • 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
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  • 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


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.

Listen to Thomas’ testimonial


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.

Listen to Nicole’s testimonial


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.