I'd Do It Again in a Minute!! - Evanston, IL
Insurance covered every bit of it for me, but I...
- 13 Sep 2010
Insurance covered every bit of it for me, but I got it done back in 2003. I weighed 237 at 5'3" on surgery date. Got down to 122 at my lowest. Am now at 154 7 years later. It is a good tool but you need to work it in order to keep the weight off. I have seen others gain it back and statistically, patients do gain back about 60% of the lost weight. I am working a food plan now to take about 20lbs off, but that's so much better than facing the need to take off 100 or 200 lbs!!! Gastric bypass was one of the 5 best decisions I've ever made -- right up there with following Jesus, finding the right husband, and having great kids (so I guess it's like decision #4!!)
I would recommend him except he is now retired. I would find a good doctor with a LOT of experience. Do NOT use someone who does not come highly recommended by many other patients and who does not have good follow up plans and education for you!!