Dr. Shawn Garber, MD

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Dr. Shawn Garber, MD
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.

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Dr. Garber's Care Philosophy

Comprised of five of the nations leading bariatric surgeons, the New York Bariatric Group represents New York's elite institution in the treatment of obesity. The best surgeons in the world can stay calm under pressure and have remarkable hand-eye coordination, offering a positive surgical experience to patients. Experience goes a long way and NYBG surgeons have won multiple national awards and commendations for their services.

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Dr. Garber's Reviews

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4.7
based on 98 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Garber's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Roslyn Heights, NY |
Excellent bed side manor and professional .
in Roslyn Heights, NY |
Dr. Garber is amazing .
in Roslyn Heights, NY |
They are all wonderful helpful compassionate.
in Roslyn Heights, NY |
We LOVE Dr Garber and his entire staff!!
in Roslyn Heights, NY |
Dr. Garber is an amazing surgeon asnd his staff is excellent.
in New York, NY |
Sometimes things seem to get lost in the shuffle.
in Roslyn Heights, NY |
The PA who saw me was very informative and explained things very well.
in Roslyn Heights, NY |
nicole was he best, so helpful and kind
in Roslyn Heights, NY |
im very happy great experience.
in Roslyn Heights, NY |
always a pleasure and feel like I am placed on the right path after I see any member of the TEAAM.
in Roslyn Heights, NY |
very well organized.
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Dr. Garber says...

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's Care Philosophy

Comprised of five of the nations leading bariatric surgeons, the New York Bariatric Group represents New York's elite institution in the treatment of obesity. The best surgeons in the world can stay calm under pressure and have remarkable hand-eye coordination, offering a positive surgical experience to patients. Experience goes a long way and NYBG surgeons have won multiple national awards and commendations for their services.

Dr. Garber says...

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. Dr. Garber is the only surgeon in the area performing virtually scarless single incision sleeve gastrectomy.

Dr. Garber's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Obesity
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    New York Medical College

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    LI Jewish MC

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    LI Jewish MC

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    The George Washington University Mc

    Completed in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Weight Loss Revisional Surgery