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New York Bariatric Group Selected To Be First Bariatric Practice in U.S. To Use Obalon Navigation System

ROSLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y., March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As a leader in Bariatric surgery and non-surgical weight-loss procedures, New York Bariatric Group is announcing they will be the first Bariatric practice to offer the newly FDA-approved Obalon Navigation System to their patients starting in March 2019.

The Obalon System is the first and only FDA-approved gas-filled weight-loss balloon, designed for convenience and comfort. Unlike other gastric balloons which require patients to undergo anesthesia, the patient simply swallows a small capsule, which then dissolves in the stomach to allow the Obalon Balloon to expand. The newly FDA-approved Obalon Navigation System, utilizing magnetic resonance, eliminates the need for x-ray to view placement. Dr. Shawn Garber, Director of New York Bariatric Group, participated in the clinical studies to obtain approval for the navigation system and is one of the most experienced physicians in the country with placing Obalon balloons.

"We are excited to once again be on the cutting edge of technology in weight loss," explains Dr. Shawn Garber. "The Obalon Navigation System will allow us to offer our unique Obalon Balloon Program with even more reliability and convenience to our patients, as well as avoid the use of x-ray for placement."

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-ups and monthly nutrition counseling, in person or through NYBG's exclusive 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 (  This makes it even more convenient to provide the aftercare to patients from the comforts of their own home.

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Dr. Shawn 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. 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 is widely known as the preeminent bariatric practice in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. In their state-of-the-art facilities, NYBG offers surgical and non-surgical weight-loss procedures including Gastric Balloons, LAP-BAND© Adjustable Gastric Band, revisional surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass. Utilizing technology, talent, and experience they are an elite institution for the treatment of obesity.

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