Dr. Shawn Garber of New York Bariatric Group Performs the First Orbera Gastric Balloon Procedure for Non Surgical Weight Loss in the Northeast since FDA Approval

Newsletter - September 2015

In a historic day in the battle against obesity, Dr. Shawn Garber successfully implanted the very first Orbera intragastric balloon in the Northeast since FDA approval. Although this procedure has had international success for over 20 years with dramatic weight loss results, the Orbera Gastric Balloon has only just been approved for use in the US by the FDA in the last several weeks.

As one of the first surgeons trained in the procedure in the entire US, Dr. Garber is happy to be able to provide this non surgical option to his patients. The placement of the intragastric balloon is part of a 12 month weight loss program. In the 12 month Orbera® program, the patient will have consultations with Dr. Garber as well as his team of weight loss professionals including specially trained physician assistants, registered dietitians and psychologists. Support programs are also included to assure long lasting success.

The procedure was performed in the office under light sedation and took approximately 15 minutes. The patient was able to leave the office 30 minutes later. The patient stated “I feel full” after the procedure. Obesity affects more than 78.6 million U.S. adults and is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in the U.S. It is one of the most pervasive chronic diseases and increases the risk of health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. The Orbera Managed Weight Loss Program offers a great new alternative to help fight this disease.

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Low-fat, Quick & Tasty Baked Rosemary Chicken

Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 15 min Calories: 172 Fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 13g Protein: 23g

Description: Yogurt-coated chicken breast, rolled in bread crumbs, and baked.

Newsletter - September 2015

Ingredients: Makes 1 serving

  • 3 ounces Chicken Breast – Raw, Skinless, Boneless
  • 2 tablespoons
  • Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons
  • Plain Yogurt – 12g Protein, Low Fat
  • 1 teaspoon
  • Rosemary – Dried


Preheat oven to 400°F. Clean and dry chicken. Remove all excess fat. Place yogurt in small bowl. In second bowl, combine bread crumbs and rosemary. Dip chicken into yogurt then coat with bread crumb mixture. Place prepared chicken into shallow baking dish. Cook for 15 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.

Fall Into Health With These Great Seasonal Fitness Ideas!

Newsletter - September 2015

There’s hardly a better time of year than fall. The heat of summer dissipates, giving way to beautiful temperatures framed by a hard, blue sky and canopies of red, gold, and orange.

The crisper smell in the air and the settling down of a busy summer are great indicators that it’s time to set goals, re-establish routines, and start creating good habits for the upcoming winter.

Here are 6 ways you can use this upcoming season to become a fitter and better you.

Get fit outdoors. Hiking, mountain biking, walking, and rollerblading are all great picks for fall. Things quiet down outdoors now, with children back to school. Check out some of the parks in your area, or get out on the beach.

Exercise family-style. Pick things you can do as a family, like rock climbing, canoeing, or bowling to keep everyone striving for better health and fitness. Set a family weekend to head to a new state park and check out the foliage or go apple picking.

Learn a skill. Always wanted to try in-line skating, golf, cross-country skiing, or ballroom dancing? Here’s your chance! Starting in the fall will more assuredly get you to your goal by spring.

Clean out the pantry. Make an effort to go through your pantry and get rid of the processed and junk foods. Have healthy, approved snacks on hand.

Add color to your diet. Fall is a bountiful harvest of brightly colored vegetables and fruits, rich in antioxidants and vitamins. Indulge. Squash, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, carrots, beans, avocados, broccoli, and cauliflower are all great antioxidant-rich vegetables, packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium. Enjoying what’s local, as opposed to vegetables grown elsewhere and shipped in, will give you the most nutritional punch. The time between it being picked and you eating it is much shorter, and therefore, the produce is fresher and more nutritious.

Get enough rest. Fall is usually a time where you’re forced to wake up earlier to get kids off to school and get to work on time. You are less likely to get the seven to eight hours of sleep your body needs. If you’re not sleeping well, then you don’t have the ability to focus and take on healthy lifestyle changes.

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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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