Shawn Garber

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 4.984 out of 5 with 315 ratings

Shawn Garber Bariatric Surgeon MD. FACS, FASMBS

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13 yr Experience

15 yr in Bariatrics

13 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

11 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

95% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

Max Age of Patient is 70

Adjustable Gastric Band


Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication

ORBERA Intragastric Balloon



and 5 more...

Eric Sommer
Jeffrey Chiao
Nikhilesh Sekhar
John Angstadt
Spencer A. Holover
Kevin Small
MD, Director of Plastic Surgery
Donna Franco
Stephanie Lee
Office Manager

  • About Me

    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

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    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

    ObesityHelp Contributing Author

    New FDA approved ORBERA Balloon
    Obesity as a Disease: Dr. Shawn Garber Speaks to CBS!
    A Tribute to Mervyn Deitel
    Transoral Gastroplasty - TOGA Procedure - The Future of Bariatric Surgery?
    Endoluminal Surgery - Revising Weight Loss Surgery
    Should vBloc Neurometabolic Therapy Ever Be Performed?

  • Latest Posts

    The New York Bariatric Group Announces Surgery Date of Pro Bono Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Winner

    Dec. 12, 2017 by Shawn Garber
    ROSLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y., Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mary Rodda – chiropractor, New York local, and winner of the New York Bariatric Group's pro bono vertical sleeve gastrectomy – is waiting with excited anticipation for her surgery which now has a date: December 18th, 2017. Up to this point she has been meeting with Dr. Shawn Garber and his team at NYBG and following their direction to ensure sh ...

    New FDA approved ORBERA Balloon

    Nov. 10, 2015 by Shawn Garber
      The options for people struggling with obesity have increased. The ORBERA Intragastric Balloon System was just approved by the FDA and is now available! I work with patients fighting obesity every day. Obesity affects more than 78.6 million U.S. adults and is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the U.S. If trends in U.S. obesity continue, it is estimated that by 2030, roughly half ...
  • Location


    125 Mineola Avenue
    Suite 200
    Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

    Phone: 800-633-THIN
    Fax: 888-502-6582

    New York Bariatric Group - Manhattan

    646 Park Avenue
    New York, NY 10065

    Phone: 1-800-633-8446
    Fax: 1-888-502-6582

    New York Bariatric Group - St. Charles Hospital

    200 Belle Terre Road
    Suite 200
    Port Jefferson, NY 11777

    Phone: 1-800-633-8446
    Fax: 1-888-502-6582

    New York Bariatric Group - Northern Westchester

    3795 Crompond Road
    Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

    Phone: 1-800-633-8446
    Fax: 1-888-502-6582

    New York Bariatric Group - Smithtown

    48 Route 25A - Scmob Suite 003
    Smithtown, NY 11787

    Phone: 1-800-633-8446
    Fax: 1-888-502-6582

    New York Bariatric Group-Dutchess

    200 Westage Business Center
    Suite 314
    Fishkill, NY 12524

    Phone: (800) 633-8446

    New York Bariatric Group-Fairfield

    140 Sherman Street, 2Nd Floor
    Fairfield, CT 06824

    Phone: (800) 633-8446

    New York Bariatric Group-Rockland

    2 Crosfield Avenue
    Suite 208
    West Nyack, NY 10994

    Phone: 1-800-633-THIN (8446)
    Fax: 1-888-502-6582

    New York Bariatric Group-Stamford

    292 Long Ridge Rd #104
    Stamford, CT 06902

    Phone: 1-800-633-8446
  • Latest Reviews See all 315 reviews
    avatar cdible2 on March 31, 2014

    Life before surgery was full of laziness, fast food, and sadness. I hated the way I looked and I didn't know how to make "it" up. Life after surgery is AMAZING! I have more energy and I can shop in regular stores! The New More...

    avatar lausug67 on Feb. 25, 2014

    Before surgery I was constantly exhausted and out of breath all the time. After lapband surgery with Dr. Garber I have so much more energy. I feel healthier and my blood pressure is much better. Dr. Garber and his staff are all extremely helpful and More...

    avatar kerynn on Jan. 7, 2014

    I had a sleeve gastrectomy with Dr. Garber and lost 100lbs! Before my surgery, I was tired all the time and I had Type II Diabetes. Now, I have energy and feel great! The staff at the Port Jefferson office has been wonderful and very More...

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