In 2015, Michael Chaillet had a scare, multiplied by five. At age 48, the Iselin resident had a massive heart attack requiring a quintuple bypass (open heart surgery).
Immediately thereafter, he stopped smoking, for good. But like many who battle nicotine addiction, he turned to food for solace. Already overweight, he eventually tipped the scale at 280 pounds.
“I nearly died from the heart attack and that was a real wake-up call to me,” the Iselin resident notes. “I’m still a relatively young guy with a lot of life left to live.” When his daughter became pregnant with his first granddaughter, he vowed to be around to watch her grow up.
Michael talks to ‘one who knows’ about weight loss surgery
“I know Alana Sims, who had weight loss surgery performed by Dr. Seun, and reached out to her to talk about it in more detail,” Michael says. “After attending his bariatric surgery information session at CentraState Medical Center in January, I wanted to have this boost to help me jumpstart the 110 pounds I need to lose.”
After undergoing pre-op testing, he reported to the hospital May 8, 2017, to have the gastric sleeve (also called the sleeve gastrectomy or ‘vsg’) performed by Dr. Seun, a board certified, fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon and obesity medicine expert. “I don’t even weigh 300 pounds, but my BMI is over 40. I can’t exercise and I have chronic back pain, which are both related to the extra weight,” Michael, a chemical operator for a pharmaceutical company, explains. Minutes before his surgery, Michael says, “My wife is with our daughter today since she just had a baby. It’s fine. I’ve got this.”
Join Michael during his weight loss journey
Is your weight holding you back from enjoying life?
To finally overcome the disease of obesity, learn more about a bariatric solution. Dr. Seun offers several new patient information sessions — you can attend a live bariatric seminar, meet the doctor and ask questions, or log-on to his on demand bariatric webinar to watch, listen, learn and ask questions at the end of the session.
Prefer a private consultation in our Freehold office? No problem. Just call our bariatric team at (732) 982-2002 and we’ll confirm an appointment for you within 10 days of your call.
“There will always be a reason to wait to take action. Don’t let that reason deter you from moving forward and regaining your health,” Dr. Seun.
Dr. Seun Sowemimo and Dr. Bennet Togbe are board-certified and fellowship-trained, general, laparoscopic and bariatric surgeons in NJ. They specialize in minimally invasive weight loss surgery and general surgery procedures including diverticulitis, gallbladder and hernia conditions. They are the top NJ surgeons at Prime Surgicare, with offices in Freehold serving Monmouth and Ocean counties.
To learn more, visit our YouTube channel or call Prime Surgicare at (732)-982-2002.