Sleeve Gastrectomy Was the Way for Me - Huntsville, AL

6 years ago my cardio Dr. talked to me about...

6 years ago my cardio Dr. talked to me about bariatric surgery. The Roux N Y was the go-to surgery then. I researched it and went through the 7 month process for being approved by my insurance, but the whole time I felt like this wasn't the surgery for me. I finally talked myself out of having it, but my health was terrible. I have congestive heart failure and it seemed to be getting worse and worse. I researched the bariatric surgeries once again and this time came across the Sleeve Gastrectomy. It made sense to me. I had my surgery Oct 7, 2013 and have done great! I've lost 30 lbs in 4 weeks and am medication free!!!! I have problems with being nauseated when I eat, but that's a small price to pay for having more energy than I've had in years.

before and now pics

I lost my husband in July of 2011 and was devastated. He had passed away so unexpectedly and though no way would have been easy, my whole family and my whole way of life changed. I could no longer even think of eating, so I'm sure this pic taken in December was probably after I'd lost 20 or 30 lbs. I'd lost 60 lbs before the sleeve surgery on Oct 7, 2013 and now as of December 7, 2013 I've lost 41 more lbs. A total of 101 lbs. Can't wait to do another pic a year from now.

2 months post op

Dr. Jay Suggs

Dr Suggs was very professional, yet very kind and thoughtful. I have no problems with him at all. He found a hiatal hernia as he was doing my sleeve and fixed that too! I couldn't be happier with his treatment.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
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