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Location: Seaford, NY
Age: 42
Total Weight Lost: 182 lbs.
Surgery date: 2007-07-16
Presurgery BMI: 52

Life after obesity is just wonderful!  Dieting?  I’ve done it all:  Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, the Atkins Diet, and the grapefruit diet and I always gained the weight back.  Now, since the surgery, I’ve finally lost the weight for good, and I’m not worried about gaining the weight back.  Dr. Garber has a comprehensive program and a staff that helps you before and AFTER your surgery.  Now I can shop in regular stores and waking up thin means that all of my clothes fit every day.

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Location: Southampton, NY
Age: 51
Total Weight Lost: 275 lbs.
Surgery date: 2006-09-11
Presurgery BMI: 59

My biggest frustration today is that I didn’t do this surgery sooner.   As a builder, I can now walk through the framing studs in my buildings.  My diabetes?  GONE!  Heel  Spurs?  GONE!  High Blood Pressure?  GONE!  I can now walk into a regular clothing store and buy clothes.  People who know me don’t recognize me.  To be honest with you, I’m sick of talking about it!

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Location: Massapequa, NY
Age: 43
Total Weight Lost: 80 lbs.
Surgery date: 2007-09-10
Presurgery BMI: 35

I tried everything in the past, low carb diets, low sugar diets, low fat diets and nothing worked long-term. My lifestyle, health and self-confidence have improved dramatically since I lost over 70 lbs and kept it off.  Can you believe that I went from a size 12 to a size 2?  Now I can dance around on my boat in my bikini!

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Location: Bellmore, NY
Age: 38
Total Weight Lost: 110 lbs.
Surgery date: 2010-07-27
Presurgery BMI: 42

A business associate of mine had surgery with Dr. Garber and was very happy with him and with the results, so I decided to do it too.  It was the best decision I ever made.  I had been suffering from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, extreme snoring and that all went away after the weight loss surgery.  Now I’m running, swimming and working out every day, and it’s all because of Dr. Garber.  I’m very pleased, and I would recommend it to anyone.  Just go to the free seminar, and you’re on your way!

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Location: West Babylon, NY
Age: 52
Total Weight Lost: 130 lbs.
Surgery date: 2004-12-06
Presurgery BMI: 46

I always felt that when I was heavy people were always looking at me like, do I have to sit next to that?  I couldn’t ever sit with my legs crossed, my skin would burn.  Dr. Garber and Dr. Holover have given me a second chance at life.  This surgery is not a band aid, it is a solution for life.  If you are overweight and you want some sincere help, come to the seminar, I promise you will be on the road to recovery.

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Location: Rockville Center, NY
Age: 46
Total Weight Lost: 93 lbs.
Surgery date: 2006-11-20
Presurgery BMI: 41

I would do it all over again if I had to! My ankles, knees and back would give out 10 minutes into any social function that I attended.  I felt like I was 65. Now I feel and act like I’m in my 20’s!  I had done every diet, attended weight loss camp, and saw many specialists.  I researched all of the bariatric surgeons in New York.  Once I decided to have the surgery, Dr. Spencer Holover gave me the rest of my life back.  Walking by mirrors is pleasant again.  The aftercare at New York Bariatric Group is phenomenal.  Their relationship with you does not end after the surgery.  Register and go to the free seminar. Its 4 years later and I still say, you have nothing to lose but the weight!

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Location: East Patchogue, NY
Age: 29
Total Weight Lost: 110 lbs.
Surgery date: 2010-07-27
Presurgery BMI: 50

It’s not just about your weight, it’s about your health and your family too.  Dr. Garber’s team was wonderful.  After I lost the weight, I was able to reduce my blood pressure medication by 2/3 and eliminate the medication for type 2 diabetes.  I’m a different person now, a happier person and it’s all thanks to what this surgery has done for me.  When I get compliments, I think to myself, are they talking to me?  And they ARE talking to me!  It’s been four years since my surgery, and not only am I maintaining the weight loss, I’m still attending the support groups that Dr. Garber provides because they are beneficial to me.  Shopping is the best thing now, I’ve even bought a 2 piece bathing suit!

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Location: Lynbrook, NY
Age: 42
Total Weight Lost: 190 lbs.
Surgery date: 2010-07-27
Presurgery BMI: 56

I was downtown on 9/11 and couldn’t run to save my life.  My co-workers had to help me.  Since I’ve lost the weight, people finally notice me.  I love to buy new clothes and walking down the street is a pleasure, I finally get noticed and get attention that I had wanted for so many years.

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Location: Roslyn, NY
Age: 31
Total Weight Lost: 110 lbs
Surgery date: 2006-11-28
Presurgery BMI: 38

I was always an outcast. I would hide behind my weight through my personality. My life is totally different post surgery. I can breathe now. It's so much easier to do everything such as shop and exercise. I can fit in one airplane seat now and even ride rollercoasters! I love being able to go into a regular store and know that my size will be on the rack. I also have so much more energy. I think Dr Garber and Dr Holover are two very skilled and talented surgeons. They both have a wonderful bedside manner. Consider yourself lucky to have them operate on you! The staff are always very sensitive to my needs. They are always accommodating and understanding!

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Location: Cedarhurst, NY
Age: 45
Total Weight Lost: 71lbs
Surgery date: 2010-03-09
Presurgery BMI: 36


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Location: Merrick, NY
Age: 24
Total Weight Lost: 79
Surgery date: 2006-11-27
Presurgery BMI: 41

Before surgery I never wanted to get out of bed. I also was not able to exercise without losing my breath really fast and I had very bad sleep apnea. Life after surgery is great. I try to swim at least 4 times a week. I love going shopping and buying clothes because everything fits! I am able to run and walk for a long period of time without getting tired. The biggest change after surgery is that I am able to feel satisfied when I eat and I get full very fast! I also stopped snacking and I am not hungry all the time. Dr. Garber is fabulous. He is so kind and makes it so comfortable when I go in to see him. Over the years I established a very nice relationship with him. He is a great doctor.

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Location: Westbury, NY
Age: 45
Total Weight Lost: 160 lbs
Surgery date: 2002-01-24
Presurgery BMI: 46

As a rescuer for 9/11 I found it difficult to maneuver around in the debris. I was not able to do much with my kids. After surgery, everything from walking, sleeping, and working became easier. At 6 months, I lost 80 lbs! Had I not had the surgery I would have had serious medical issues. Dr Garber and his staff were always very professional and caring. I have referred at least a half dozen people to Dr Garber and all my friends are doing excellent!

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Location: Nesconset, NY
Age: 46
Total Weight Lost: 133 lbs
Surgery date: 2006-11-28
Presurgery BMI: 44

Before I had my surgery, my life was extremely unfulfilling.  I was so uncomfortable with myself and my appearance I choose not to attend many functions and activities. I was unable to keep up with my children, my friends and my family. Performing everyday tasks such as laundry, emptying the dishwasher and even getting dressed became burdensome. My life now is so much more complete then before. I am able to do all of the things I had dreamed of.  I can walk and climb stairs without getting winded, I  can fit in an airplane and theater seat comfortably, and I am not in constant pain. Dr. Spencer Holover is not only a highly skilled surgeon; he is also a kind, caring and compassionate person.  His calming and confident personality really helped put me at ease throughout the entire surgery process. There is only one word to describe the staff of New York Bariatric Group - AWESOME! Everyone in the entire group is knowledgeable, helpful, patient and extremely caring.

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Location: Brooklyn, NY
Age: 33
Total Weight Lost: 105
Surgery date: 2012-01-16
Presurgery BMI: 39

I was always an active kid but as an adult couldn't keep the weight down, even while staying active. I tried every and any diet, Weight Watchers etc., would lose some weight then put it right back on. Once i was educated on the procedure, it became a no brainer, especially since it would be covered by insurance. I no longer suffer from sleep apnea or high cholesterol and i feel so much better about myself!" 

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