Forums Are Now LIVE On Our Website!

Newsletter - November 2011

A forum, or message board, is an online disucssion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages. The New York Bariatric Group has been working on our new Forum section for many months now and we are proud to announce they are LIVE and ready to be accessed! Post questions, comments or concerns. A dedicated staff member will respond to your questions with 24 hours. Categories include: General Bariatric Surgery, Nutrition and Diet, Psychology, Post-Op Care (Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Lapband), and Success Stories! Post questions for our highly skilled surgeons, nutritionist or psychologist! Visit the following link to get started: StopObesityForLife.com.

Don’t Miss Our Upcoming Support Groups!

Join us at our next support group led by our psychologist Jean Rafferty On Thursday, November 10, 2011 at the DeMatteis Center on 101 Northern Blvd, Greenvale NY. She will also have Mike Salvietti guest speak on his Fitness and Bootcamp program.

Join Sharon George at our Holiday Themed Support Group next month on December 8, 2011 to discuss healthy eating options for the holiday season. Recieve tips, recipes, and ask questions about how to stay on track during the holiday season!

Patient Testimonial – Toniann from Belleville, NY

“My life before surgery was very unhappy and depressing. Although I never appeared unhappy to people, because I was the jolly fat girl that made people laugh, deep down I was very sad and miserable. My life after surgery is incredible, It is like the outer layer fell off and I emerged. I can’t even believe it sometimes when I look at myself in the mirrow! I have to look again because I can’t believe what im seeing. Ive never been happier! My total weight lost is 81lbs and I have never felt happier or healthier in my entire life! I also could not have asked for a more kind and considerate staff. Everyone from the front desk girl to the surgeon was amazing!”

Thomas

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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Nicole

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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Robert

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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Samantha

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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Eileen

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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Brittany

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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Desiree

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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