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Shawn M. Garber


Shawn M. Garber


Dr. Garber completed his general surgery training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and went on to complete a laparoscopic surgery fellowship at the The George Washington University Medical Center with world famous laparoscopic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Sackier. Dr. Garber then trained with Dr. Alan Wittgrove (known for operating on singer Carnie Wilson) mastering the laparoscopic gastric bypass procedure for obesity.

Dr. Garber is the only surgeon on Long Island and Queens who has performed more than 3500 laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures and 3000 Lap-Band procedures and over 300 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. He has been seen on Good Morning America, ABC news, NBC news, NY55 news and featured in the New York Times as the premiere bariatric surgeon on Long Island. He was been on many talk shows discussing obesity surgery including The Dr. Oz Show, and Montel Williams with Carnie Wilson. Click here to view the videos. Dr. Garber was the only surgeon on Long Island listed in New York Magazine as one of the top laparoscopic obesity surgeons in the New York area and has been nominated by Castle Connelly as one the top surgeons in the US for over 6 years. Dr. Garber is also the only bariatric surgeon listed in Newsday's Long Island Top Doctors Issue and performed the first laparoscopic gastric bypass and the first single incision Lap-Band and Sleeve Gastrectomy on Long Island.
Dr. Garber is on the medical editorial board of
Board Certifications:

Academic Titles and Affiliations:
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellow of American College of Surgeons

Medical Affiliations:
American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS)
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
New York Medical Society
Diplomat of American Board of Surgery
American Medical Association
American College of Surgeons
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
New York Medical College

Meet Dr. Shawn Garber, MD FACS FASMBS Meet Dr. Shawn Garber, MD FACS FASMBS