Mark Your Calendars – Transformation Celebration “Embracing Your New Life”

Come join us as we celebrate the launching of the Metropolitan Bariatric And Education Centers at the 1st annual Long Island WLS Motivational Conference.

We guarantee that you will not only be motivated by our professional speakers, but you will also be inspired by our successful WLS Post Op men and woman who have followed their dreams and found success in their business and personal lives!

DATE: October 27th, 2012
TIME: 8:30am to 4:30pm
LOCATION: St. Charles Hospital
200 Belle Terre Rd
Port Jefferson, NY

Registration includes:

Free Admission for all registrants who are members of the New York Bariatric Group patients! ***Special Bonus, we will be providing a free lunch which will specifically be prepared by our own Bariatric Chef! For more information, please contact: Jean Marie Rafferty (631) 291-1900 or by FaceBook page – Metropolitan Bariatric Support and Education Centers!

Fall Harvest Recipe – Spiced Apples and Chicken


  • 2 apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3 teaspoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 1/8 teaspoons herbes de Provence, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
  • 1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest


  • In a small bowl, toss apple slices with lemon juices and cinnamon
  • In a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 teaspoon oil and 1 teaspoon butter. Add apples to skillet, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender (about 5 minutes)
  • In a seperate bowl, Mix 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence, salt and pepper.
  • Place chicken between sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet or the bottom of a small saucepan to a 1/2-inch thickness.
  • Sprinkle the chicken on both sides with the seasoning mixture listed as step 3.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil and 1 teaspoon butter in a large skillet over high heat. Add half the chicken and cook until no longer pink in the center, 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Remove to a platter and keep warm. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and 1 teaspoon butter to the pan; heat over high heat. Cook the remaining chicken in the same manner.
  • Add broth, lemon zest and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon herbes de Provence and any accumulated juices from the chicken to the pan. Cook, stirring to scrape up any browned bits, until slightly reduced, about 3 minutes. Spoon the sauce over the chicken and serve with the sauteed apples.
  • Recipe makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 191 Calories, 6 g Fat (2 g Saturated Fat, 2 g Monounsaturated Fat), 72 mg Cholesterol, 6 g Carbohydrates, 0 g Added Sugars, 27 g Protein, 1 g Fiber, 292 mg Sodium, 342 mg Potassium. Source:

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Newsletter - September 2012


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 m