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Dr. Shawn M. Garber

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37 reviews

Ratings for Dr. Shawn M. Garber

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The doctors, nurses and staff are professional, helpful and top in their field. Dr Garber did my Sleeve Gastrectomy in Oct 2012. I had minimal discomfort and one small incision in my belly button. Any question I have are answered promptly. I am very thankful that after my research of doctors I chose NY Bariatric. I am down 65lbs and 28 to go. After all these years of being over weight I am finally recognizing the person looking back at me in the mirror. I have my spirit back!

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flag | Submitted January 22, 2013

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Best surgeon in New York. Recommend highly. Great aftercare and support. Most experienced in the area. Beautiful modern offices.

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flag | Submitted October 28, 2019

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Amazing experience at New York Bariatric Group. Comprehensive Center. Did my entire preoperative workup in one day. Dr. Garber super compassionate and most experienced surgeon in New York.

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flag | Submitted January 23, 2019

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Excellent surgeon. Has sleeve with no scars. Most experienced in the area.

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flag | Submitted July 8, 2018

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Dr Garber and the staff here at NY Bariatric are awesome. When I did not think my surgery would ever happen everyone stepped in reassured me and gave me the courage to succeed. I am forever grateful to everyone for their support and follow up.

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flag | Submitted October 7, 2017

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Very professional and prompt with responses. He is busy so I do not see him for too many personal interactions, but appreciate the quality of work I have seen thus far.

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flag | Submitted October 5, 2017

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Truly an place filled with even more amazing people. Always very accommodating and easy to talk to. I definely picked the right place.

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flag | Submitted September 22, 2017

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My experience has been amazing.The staff across the board has been extremely professional and caring.

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flag | Submitted August 21, 2017

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Dr Garber has given excellent patient to me . I would recommend him to to anyone struggling with weight problems.

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flag | Submitted August 19, 2017

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My experience has been awesome! Dr. Garber and all of the staff I have been in contact with have addressed every question and concern I have had.

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flag | Submitted August 15, 2017

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Biography

Dr. Garber completed his general surgery training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and went on to complete one of the first advanced laparoscopic surgery fellowships in the country 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 Founder and Director of the New York Bariatric Group as well as the Chief of Bariatric Surgery for the entire Catholic Health System. He is the Chief of Bariatric Surgery at St. Francis Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, and Hudson Valley Hospital Center. Dr. Garber is the only surgeon on Long Island and Queens who has performed more than 3500 laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures and 3500 Lap-Band procedures and over 750 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. Dr. Garber has one of the largest experiences in the world with this virtually scarless technique for Lap-Band and sleeve gastrectomy. 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 in the New York area. 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 the only surgeon in the area performing virtually scarless single incision sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Garber has also received the “Patient Choice Award” as one of “New York State’s Favorite Physicians” multiple times as well as having been voted one of the “Most Compassionate Doctors” in the country multiple times.Dr. Garber has been recognized as a Vitals Top 10 Doctor. He is also a New York State Trooper Police Surgeon. Dr. Garber is on the medical advisory board of ObesityHelp.com. For information on FREE Information Seminars in your area, please email [email protected] Board Certifications: Surgery 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


Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Education

  • New York Medical College (Grad. 1992)

Other Specialties

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Awards & Recognitions

  • Patient Choice Award
  • New York State’s Favorite Physicians
  • Most Compassionate Doctors

Publications & Research

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