Leading Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Shawn Garber of New York Bariatric Group is First to Offer Cutting-Edge Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedure “The Obalon System”


The Obalon System is the first and only FDA-approved gas-filled weight loss balloon, designed for convenience and comfort. While other gastric balloon products are designed to be inserted surgically, the Obalon System eliminates the need for any incision. The patient simply swallows a small capsule, which then dissolves in the stomach to allow the Obalon Balloon to expand.

Obalon has already seen major success in clinical trials, with participants losing up to 50 pounds. On average, 89.5% of clinical trial participants maintained the weight-loss after one year.

Like other gastric balloon products on the market, the Obalon Balloon System facilitates healthy weight-loss by taking up space that would otherwise be filled with unnecessary food intake.  The Obalon System, along with a 12-month nutrition and exercise regimen, supported by a team of weight-loss professionals at New York Bariatric Group is a comprehensive program to aid in successful weight loss. The unique Obalon Balloon Program at new York Bariatric Group includes physician follow up and monthly nutrition counseling, in person or through NYBG’s unique Virtual Health Platform. The platform allows NYBG the ability to see patients from across the country since they can offer virtual online nutrition and fitness counseling service through Virtual Health Partners (www.virtualhealthpartners.com.)  This makes it even more convenient to provide the aftercare to patients from the comforts of their own home.

About Dr. Shawn Garber and New York Bariatric Group
Dr. Garber is the Founder and Director of the New York Bariatric Group as well as the Chief of Bariatric Surgery for the entire Catholic Health System. He is the Chief of Bariatric Surgery at St. Francis Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, and Hudson Valley Hospital Center. Dr. Garber is the only surgeon on Long Island and Queens who has performed more than 3500 laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures and 3500 Lap-Band procedures and over 750 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.

New York Bariatric Group consists of seven of the country’s best bariatric surgeons. NYBG physicians are the preeminent bariatric surgeons in New York and the surrounding region. Regardless of which bariatric surgery or non surgical procedure you may decide on – Gastric Balloons, LAP-BAND© Adjustable Gastric Band, revisional surgery, sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass – the surgeons of New York Bariatric Group have the technology, talent, and experience to provide you with top quality surgical care.

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