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I just had my sleeve done today by Dr. Sekhar with New York Bariatric Group. I cannot say enough wonderful things about him, his staff, and the practice. He made me feel at ease right away and having a personal concierge to guide me through the requirements and track all of the documents for me made the process a lot easier. The concierge also handled all referrals for me and found providers in my area. I’m in Connecticut so i recommend the Farmington, CT location if you’re in mid state or around the Hartford area. Wonderful practice, wonderful doctor and overall a really smooth experience.

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NYBG is great!

When I was considering surgery several years ago a friend of mine got the sleeve from Dr. Sekhar and I went to an information session he was running and I really like everything he had to say. When I signed up I was assigned a different surgeon, Dr. John Angstadt. I don't recall if it was an insurance issue or an availability issue but at first I was concerned but after I met Dr. Angstadt I was reassured and everything went great. When I needed my revision I went back to Dr. Angstadt and am very pleased with the results. The whole staff over there are wonderful.

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