z100’s Mo’ Bounce had Bariatric Surgery with Dr. Shawn Garber!

Mo’ Bounce is on air on z100 weeknights from 6pm-10pm. Mo’ had surgery with the New York Bariatric Group this week and is doing well! Last week Mo was interviewed by our Marketing Director and when asked about his decision to undergo bariatric surgery Mo gave the following quote:

M_Bounce

“I’m 31 years old and I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life. Another reason for choosing to undergo bariatric surgery was my family. Everyone has a history of high cholesterol and high blood pressure so I wanted to lose the weight before I found myself with those same issues down the road. I struggled with diets my whole life. I knew the decision to go through surgery was a permanent and drastic one but I was ready to change my life. I have always struggled with portion control. Bariatric surgery is the tool I need to help me eat smaller portions and control my weight.”

When asked why he choose Dr Shawn Garber and the New York Bariatric Group, Mo replied,
“Uneducated people don’t think they “need” bariatric surgery unless they are 500lbs but I was well informed about the standards and I knew it was a procedure to improve my life even though I “only” weighed 270lbs. My BMI was 39 and I knew that was extremely unhealthy! I knew the decision to undergo bariatric surgery was an important one. I did my research and spoke to a friend of z100, Dr OZ. He suggested I go see Dr. Shawn Garber and the staff at the New York Bariatric Group. I did my own research as well. I checked out Dr. Garber’s YouTube videos. The videos were extremely professional and I was impressed! I was still concerned about the risks involved with bariatric surgery but after meeting with Dr Garber in person, I felt confident in my decision to undergo the Sleeve Gastrectomy. Dr Garber explained that ‘the benefits outweigh the risks. It is far more dangerous to live with the co morbidities associated with being overweight then it is to have surgery.’ The week before surgery was difficult because I was on a liquid diet but it will all be worth it in the end. I lost 10lbs during that week alone! I am so excited to start my new life in my new body. My career involves a lot of public appearances. Although, I am always confident on the air on z100, I would become more shy and timid when having to do an appearance in person because of my weight. I was not comfortable in my own skin. I know after surgery it will be a major lifestyle change and I will have to work out and make the right food decisions but I am ready for this! I want to shop at regular stores and be able to do the things that my weight has stopped me from doing in the past.

It was an extremely easy decision to make after meeting Dr Garber, I felt comfortable and confident. If I could give advice to anyone contemplating bariatric surgery it would be to educate yourself and get as much information as you can!”

You can listen to Mo Bounce on z100 to follow his progress with weight loss surgery or follow him on on twitter @z100MoBounce

Post-Op Support Groups now available in Suffolk County!

The New York Bariatric Group is now offering support groups for patients in Suffolk County. These support groups with be hosted by Dr. John Angstadt and will be held the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7:00pm-8:00pm in the 2nd Floor Lecture Room at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson – 200 Belle Terre Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777.

Join fellow patients to offer support to one another. The meeting is for patients that have had Lap-Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Bypass surgery. To view a full schedule of upcoming support groups please visit our website at StopObesityForLife.com. Family and Friends are welcome.

Newsday – Dr. Shawn Garber of the New York Bariatric Group Pioneer of Endo-FLIP

Recipe Savory Seafood Soup Ready in 30 minutes Yields 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped green onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 ½ cups no salt added tomato sauce
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ tsp chopped thyme
  • ¼ tsp chopped rosemary
  • ¼ tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pound shrimp
  • 8 oz scallops

Directions

  • Heat canola oil over medium high heat and add onions and garlic and cook, covered, over low heat until soft.
  • Add parsley, bell pepper, tomato sauce, wine, chicken broth, thyme, rosemary, pepper and bay leaf and simmer, covered for 1 hour.
  • Add shrimp and scallops, bring to a simmer, cover for 8-10 minutes or until seafood is cooked.

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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