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5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy
I Had Single Incision Sleeve Gastrectomy and It Changed my Life and over a 100 Pounds Weight Loss. Roslyn Heights, NY
Dr. Garber was kind and compassionate and had great confidence which was reassuring to me during the process. I has an amazing new modern office and makes the pre-operative work-up process really easy to complete in one day and get the surgery quickly. He is definitely the best weight loss surgeon in the New York area. He even answers emails from me quickly whenever I have any questions.
5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy
I had my sleeve done on December 17th. The doctor asked me to do the pre-surgery diet before the procedure which resulted in a 15 lb weight loss even before the surgery. As of today. I am down 50 lbs and I feel great. My only complication from the surgery was a secondary infection I developed two weeks after. This resulted in a two day hospital stay. What I can say is that you need to be...
5 out of 5 stars Gastric Bypass
He exudes confidence and compassion like no other surgeon I have ever met. He is available at all times to answer your concerns. It's been well over a year and he is still there for me. I felt that I was was thoroughly informed about everything before during and after my surgery because of my Dr and his team. The staff is wonderful. The hospital is set up to deal well with bariatric patients. I have no regrets that I chose my Dr and would highly recommend him.
My mission at the New York Bariatric Group is dedicated to providing my patients with a compassionate, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary program for treating the disease of morbid obesity.
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Post-Medical School TrainingResidency: General Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery with Dr. Jonathan Sackier, George Washington University Medical Center
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Training with Dr. Alan Wittgrove
Treatments offered at New York Bariatric Group
Most popular answers from Shawn Garber, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Gastric bypass surgery will increase not decrease your life-span. Morbid obese patients die 12 - 15 years earlier than normal weight persons. Patient... READ MORE
There are two balloons currently FDA approved in the USA. The Orbera is a single ballon that holds around 600 cc and the Reshape is a dual balloon... READ MORE
The Orbera was recently approved by the FDA. Studies show that patients lose 2.5x the weight as compared to traditional weight loss methods. The... READ MORE
Vitamin absorption after sleeve gastrectomy is completely normal for most patients. There is a drop in gastric acid production (85% of stomach is... READ MORE
Both procedures are excellent for weight loss. Sleeve gastrectomy is restrictive procedure- it works by making your stomach smaller so you will not be... READ MORE
Yes you can have Lap-band and liposuction after a Lap-Band. If you need these procedures it means that the surgery was a success. Sometimes at the... READ MORE
The sleeve gastrectomy is the best and most commonly performed procedure in the USA currently. The laparoscopic gastric plication was an experimental... READ MORE
You do not qualify. You need a BMI of 40 with no medical problems or a BMI of 35 with at least one medical problem related to obesity to qualify. ... READ MORE
We recommend no carbonated beverages after weight loss surgery. We also recommend a high protein, low carbohydrate diet. It is variable... READ MORE
Before and After Photos by Dr. Garber
Shawn Garber, MD, FACS, FASMBS has shared 6 before and after pictures with 1,585 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.
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Videos by Shawn Garber, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Shawn Garber, MD, FACS, FASMBS has shared 4 videos.
Dr. Shawn Garber used the SILS technique, "single incision lap-band surgery", on Morgan so scarring would not be an issue in her lap-band surgery. This surgery generally involve less pain and little-to-no scarring. WATCH VIDEO
Dr. Shawn Garber shares this video of Maria, who underwent a lap-band surgery to lose weight. WATCH VIDEO
The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, commonly called gastric bypass, is a popular weight loss surgery that has been referred to as the gold standard of bariatric surgery. Dr. Shawn Garber's patient shares her experience after the procedure. WATCH VIDEO
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