The procedure you have along with your recovery and other medical conditions will determine how quickly you can go home after surgery. We will review your post-surgery guidelines in detail with you before the day of your procedure, but in general, we will ask you to be mindful of:


You may receive a prescription for post-surgery pain medicine. It is important to refrain from driving as long as you are taking pain medication. Typically our patients take pain medication for about a week.


It will be beneficial to do some movement regularly after your surgery. This will help your recovery. Walking is a great choice of exercise. You don’t have to walk far or quickly, but consistent short walks will add up.


Our team will talk to you about what vitamins you should be taking. Remember, since you’re eating less and are on a restrictive food plan initially, it is very important to keep up with your vitamins.

Follow Up

Our staff will schedule follow up appointments with you. We generally set up the first appointment about a week out from your procedure. We will then continue to see you multiple times throughout your first year. Follow up throughout your weight loss journey is critical. Even though your weight loss procedure will give you a strong chance of success, no one achieves substantial weight loss without the work that complements the surgery. It is through your follow up visits that we can help you stay on track, address any challenges you’re facing, and celebrate your successes with you.

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From Our Patients

Before the surgery I was always trying to blend in. I never wanted to be noticed. Now I feel free and I am excited to go out and meet people. I no longer have to hide… I owe you so much! The whole office is great!

I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Garber, Donna the PA and everyone in the office. Everyone is so polite and professional. They have helped me every step of the way.

So far I have lost 83lbs with gastric bypass. I had my surgery with New York Bariatric Group. They made me feel ‘normal.’ They were always caring and supportive, I no longer have trouble bending or walking and my diabetes and high blood pressure are things of the past.


Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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Lost 76lbs

Nicole's success story

I hit my goal weight ... and I feel fabulous

I had the gastric bypass. I am Type 2 Diabetic and I wanted to gain control of my sugar. I hit my goal weight in about 5 and half months and I feel fabulous. The procedure has completely changed my life for the better because it has empowered me as a middle aged woman that I can really do everything and anything that I want to do. I don't put an age on anything. I don't say I'm too old for something.

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Lost 76lbs

Robert's success story

I was tired of the way I looked. I was tired of the way I felt.

I knew if I didn't change something soon, I was going to be in a lot of trouble. The consultation process was a lot easier than I expected. I was met with open arms. I was treated like I was the only patient here. Not only did they answer all of my questions, they had questions for me to make sure I was the right candidate for the surgery. After surgery and that weight started dropping off, my life started changing for the better.

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Lost 92lbs

Samantha's success story

I feel like a completely different person.

I had the gastric sleeve procedure. The driving factor behind me getting this procedure was my health. I didn't feel good physically or mentally. I had joint pains, even standing was difficult sometimes. Emotionally, this surgery completely turned my life around. I have so much more confidence. So much more happiness. I feel like a completely different person. I feel stronger. I feel able to accomplish more.

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Lost 99lbs

Eileen's success story

It saved my life.

The driving factor behind me getting my procedure was that I couldn't get up off the floor with my granddaughter. That was my why. That was my big reason for having this surgery done. After surgery, it was a little bit of a struggle with what to eat. What you put in your mouth that you don't even think about. You don't think about what you're eating or how you're eating and portion size. It's what I do now every single day. The procedure has changed my life in so many ways. It saved my life.

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Lost 126lbs

Brittany's success story

I am totally comfortable in my own skin.

I think I always grew up identifying myself as less than other people because I was fat. I decided to tackle that and just live my life. I had a sleeve gastrectomy. It changed how I view myself. How I communicate with people. I'm able to be much more of myself and live the life I always thought I should have been living. I am totally comfortable in my own skin. You have the tools you need to succeed here.

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Lost 157