Port Jefferson, NY - With weight loss being the #1 New Year’s Resolution in the USA, and a reported 99% failing in that effort long term, our patients stand head and shoulders above the rest.  New York Bariatric Group, one of the nation’s  leading Bariatric Surgery practices,  presents their very popular biannual healthy cooking demonstration, for post-surgical  patients learing a new way to eat.  Most have lost 100 lbs. +.

Award winning, Executive Chef Bill Doughtery will transform the Wisdom Confenence Room at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson New York into a culinary haven on:

Wednesday, January 15th  at 7pm 

Wisdom Conference Room

St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY

When he prepares and serves a tantilizing meal of:

Winter Salad with Roasted Squash in Pomoegranate Vinaigrette

Horseradish Crusted Salmon

Steamed Carrots and Green Beans with Fresh Dill and Lemon.

This cooking demonstration is part of the Bariatric Support Group offered by the New York Bariatric Group.  Bariatric patients and their families have made this twice yearly cooking demonstration a huge success.

This free seminar has historically been full to capacity with New York Bariatric Group successful Bariatric Surgery patient – most of whom have lost 100 lbs. +, and kept their New Year’s Resolutions in years past.  In their post-surgical care at NYBG they learn how to cook and eat for their new bodies.

Patients need to preregister at: http://nybariatricportal.pattrax.com/Seminar, at the NYBG office or by phone at 516-445-8860.

Parking is provided by St. Charles Hospital and is FREE.  St. Charles Hospital is one of two hospitals in the nation to earn an Achievement of Excellence Award from the American Culiary Federation.  This award recognizes the hospital’s fodd and beverage program for demonstrated excellence and passion for the culinary arts.  Participants are sure to enjoy the meal prepared by Chef Doughtery, and they will learn cooking techniques to help keep them on track for continued weight loss success.

For additional information on the cooking demo and the New York Bariatric Group, visit www.newyorkbariatric.com.

About Dr. Shawn Garber of the New York Bariatric Group:

Dr. Shawn Garber completed his general surgery training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and went on to complete a laparoscopic surgery fellowship at the The George Washington University Medical Center with world famous laparoscopic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Sackier. Dr. Garber then trained with Dr. Alan Wittgrove (known for operating on singer Carnie Wilson) mastering the laparoscopic gastric bypass procedure for obesity.Dr. Garber is the only surgeon on Long Island and Queens who has performed more than 3500 laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures and 3000 Lap-Band procedures and over 300 laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomies. Dr. Garber helped develop the single incision Lap-Band and sleeve gastrectomy techniques and teaches other surgeons around the country this virtually scarless technique which he helped develop. He has been seen on Good Morning America, ABC news, NBC news, NY55 news and featured in the New York Times as the premiere bariatric surgeon on Long Island.


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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