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  • Abstracts: 2009 Plenary Session / Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 5 (2009)

    Abstracts: 2009 Plenary Session / Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 5 (2009)

    Surgical revision for weight regain after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) has partially failed to gain acceptance due to higher complication rates associated with standard approaches. Endoluminal revision of stoma and pouch dilatation should intuitively confer a better risk profile.

  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery

    Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery

    Bariatric Surgery has evolved from open surgery requiring large incisions to laparoscopic surgery requiring five to six small incisions in the abdomen and presently to Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) requiring one small incision hidden inside the umbilicus.

  • What's New and Upcoming in Bariatric Surgery

    What's New and Upcoming in Bariatric Surgery

    The field of bariatric surgery is constantly evolving and new procedures continue to develop. Bariatric surgery has evolved from open very invasive surgery like the “stomach stapling” or vertical banded gastroplasty to laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic duodenal switch.

  • New Bariatric Surgery

    New Bariatric Surgery

    One of the newest technologies currently being used in the United States is Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILSTM) adjustable gastric banding. The procedure is a laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding that is performed through a single incision hidden inside the belly button instead of the traditional five incisions.

  • Newsday Bariatric Surgery

    Newsday Bariatric Surgery

    As spring blossoms, shaking off some excess winter weight becomes the goal of many, but for some, the struggle with obesity can be a long-term issue.

  • Stomaphyx

    Stomaphyx

    Studies have shown that up to 20 percent of patients regain much of the weight they originally lost after gastric bypass surgery. Two suggested theories for why this happens are enlargement of the gastrojejunostomy and dilatation of the gastric pouch.

  • Surgical Products

    Surgical Products

    One of the newest technologies currently being used in the United States is Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILSTM) adjustable gastric banding. The procedure is a laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding that is performed through a single incision hidden inside the belly button instead of the traditional five incisions.

  • Newsday - Mercy Ranked Top in Bariatric Surgery

    Newsday - Mercy Ranked Top in Bariatric Surgery

    Meryc Medical Center received top ratings from healthgrades, the nations leading independent healthcare ratings organization. Mercy Medical Center was rated first in all of New York State under leadership of Shawn Garber, MD

  • Mercy Medical Center Top-Ranked Again

    Mercy Medical Center Top-Ranked Again

    Receives Fifth Consecutive Bariatric Surgery ExcellenceTM Award From HealthGrades® With Highest Ranking In Downstate New York

  • Article about SILS with Dr. Shawn Garber, MD

    Article about SILS with Dr. Shawn Garber, MD

    Article about Dr. Garber discussing SIngle Incision Lap-Band surgery in General Surgery news.

  • Mercy Medical Center Top-Rated Again

    Mercy Medical Center Top-Rated Again

    Receives Sixth Consecutive Bariatric Surgery ExcellenceTM Award From HealthGrades®

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

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

    New technigue performed by Dr. Shawn Garber can jump start weight loss in Gastric Adjustable Band patients - Endo-FLIP

  • Chris Christie’s Weight Loss: The Lap-Band Procedure Explained

    Chris Christie’s Weight Loss: The Lap-Band Procedure Explained

    Chris Christie revealed he secretly underwent a weight-loss surgery in February known as the lap band—and has dropped roughly 40 pounds since. Lizzie Crocker speaks with Shawn Garber, MD, FACS on whether you should have a titanium band wrapped around your stomach

  • Christina Aguilera Drops 30 Lbs For ‘Voice’ Finale — Get Her Hot Look

    Christina Aguilera Drops 30 Lbs For ‘Voice’ Finale — Get Her Hot Look

    Christina looked smokin’ hot while performing ‘Feel This Moment’ with Pitbull on ‘The Voice’ finale on June 18 — she’s dropped 30 pounds and now a weight loss expert is revealing how you can look amazing, just like Christina!

  •  Weight-Loss Surgery: A Cure for the Morbidly Obese?

    Weight-Loss Surgery: A Cure for the Morbidly Obese?

    Weight loss, they say, is a matter of math – burn more calories than you take in, and voila, the pounds peel away. But sometimes there's a glitch in that equation, especially when it applies to people who are seriously obese.

  • Obesity's 'Disease' Status May Spur Surgeries, Drug Research

    Obesity's 'Disease' Status May Spur Surgeries, Drug Research

    The American Medical Association's new recognition of obesity as a disease rather than a condition could put a dent into insurers' bottom lines—at least in the short-term—but boost profits for makers of weight-loss drugs.

  • NYBG Earns  National Accreditation from American College of Surgeons

    NYBG Earns National Accreditation from American College of Surgeons

    (Port Jefferson, NY) - The Bariatric Surgery Program at St. Charles Hospital has been accredited as a Level 2 facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This designation means that the performance of the bariatric surgery team at St. Charles meets the rigorous requirements outlined by the ACS BSCN Accreditation Program.