Long Island Bariatric Surgeon
125 Mineola Avenue, Suite 200
Roslyn Heights, New York 11577 US
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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

45 Year Old Male - 2 Kids - Roslyn Heights, NY

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

Gastric Bypass Was Worth All the Pain and Money - Rockville Centre, NY

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.

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Personal Statement

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.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General


American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Garber has hospital affiliations at Mercy Medical Center, St Francis Hospital, St Charles Hospital, St Catherines of Siena Medical Center, Hudson Valley Hospital Center, North Shore- LIJ.


  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: 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

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Do Gastric Bypass Patients Usually Die 10-15 Years After Surgery? Is This True?

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

What makes Orbera different from other intragastric balloon brands?

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

How much weight can be lost with an Orbera balloon?

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

Sleeve Gastrectomy and Vitamins

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

Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Bypass Surgery?

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

Can You Get Liposuction and a Full Tummy Tuck with a Lapband in

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

Vertical Sleeve Gasyrectomy vs Laproscopic Gastric Plication?

The sleeve gastrectomy is the best and most commonly performed procedure in the USA currently. The laparoscopic gastric plication was an experimental... READ MORE

I'm considering Gastric Bypass. I'm 27 years old, 5'6" and 200 lbs. Am I a good candidate?

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

Restricted Foods After Gastric Bypass

We recommend no carbonated beverages after weight loss surgery.  We also recommend a high protein, low carbohydrate diet.  It is variable... READ MORE

Unable Lose More Weight After Gastric Bypass?

Unfortunately you are not alone.  This is not uncommon after gastric bypass surgery.  Over time the gastric pouch and stoma enlarge and you... 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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Lap-Band Surgery Allowed Morgan to Lose 103 Pounds in 1 Year

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

Lap-Band Surgery: Maria Shares Her Experience After Losing 90 Pounds

Dr. Shawn Garber shares this video of Maria, who underwent a lap-band surgery to lose weight. WATCH VIDEO

Doug Lost 275 Pounds With Gastric Bypass Surgery

Dr. Shawn Garber shares this video of a previous patient, Doug. Doug shares his story and experience with gastric bypass surgery. WATCH VIDEO

This Woman Shares Her Experience After Losing 110 Pounds With Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery

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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