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 here to watch a video and 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!

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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 here to watch 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 866-569-7049 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

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

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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

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

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  • 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
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup light sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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 how I view myself. How I communicate with people. I'm able to be much more of myself and live the life I always thought I should have been living. I am totally comfortable in my own skin. You have the tools you need to succeed here.

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Lost 157lbs

Desiree's success story

I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before.

I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy because I had just become diabetic, and I had hypertension for many years. I lost a total of 157 pounds in 11 months. I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before. Everyone at New York Bariatric Group has been wonderful. They are kind. They are understanding. They make you feel comfortable. They will guide you every step of the way on your journey so that you can be successful.

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