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Benefits and Results of Weight-Loss Surgery


One Patient's Story

Surgery: March 19, 2002
Preoperative Weight: 375 pounds
Preoperative Height: 5 feet, 8 inches
Preoperative BMI: 57Kg/M2
Goal Weight: 158 pounds
Current Weight: 163 pounds


Patient Testimonial

Dear Dr. Jossart, Cirangle :

It’s hard to believe that just 3 years ago, I was morbidly obese and disabled by weight related knee injuries and depression. How can I thank you for giving me the tools to work with to start me on this journey. You can see by the pictures I have been tremendously successful.

I have reached my goal weight and maintained it for more than a year. Normal weight is something I don't think I've been at since birth. I eat most foods but in smaller portions now. I still avoid fried foods, and other heavy fat foods but don't, in the slightest way, feel like I am restricting. Sensible eating and routine exercise have made it possible. Your program and literature were great for educating me after surgery. I firmly believe that the surgery gave me the tool, but what I learned through your literature and meetings has changed my life. My total weight loss is about 214 lbs and I feel great. I also had excess skin removed recently. I can’t say that was fun but it felt like the final step in becoming a new person.

Here are just a few of the ways you have changed my life:

  • I comfortably fit in an airplane seat
  • I can even put down the meal tray in an airplane seat
  • I'm not afraid that a toilet seat will break if I use it
  • I've gone from a size 7x shirt to Large
  • I've gone from a 58" waist to 36", and am about ready for 34"
  • I love to go out socially again and be seen in public.
  • I can exercise regularly and my knees tolerate it.

You saved my life!


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