Do you need to lose 75, 100, 150 pounds ─ or more? I’d like to share the story of a woman who was in the same situation just a few years ago:
My bariatric weight loss surgery patient, Courtney, has taken a few different journeys over the past few years: First, she went from living as a morbidly obese new mother to becoming a passionate fitness queen who inspired many overweight men and women to re-discover a healthy lifestyle again.
Ultimately, she shed more than 170 pounds!
Courtney is one of those patients who committed to losing the weight with a vengeance from start to finish. This mother of four active children faced several roadblocks along the journey, but remained focused on her goal — no matter what.
Time for change and reigniting weight loss
When she first came to see me, Courtney had previously undergone the lap band bariatric procedure but experienced an emergency complication requiring the band to be removed. Three months later, I performed a different type of bariatric surgery, the sleeve gastrectomy. (We call this revision surgery, when the patient changes from one type of weight loss surgery operation to another).
Just last weekend, she completed the 26.2-mile Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon in just 05:23.01 (that’s a 13-minute mile!).
Courtney’s story is proof that, no matter how much weight you may need to lose, it can be done. With bariatric weight loss surgery, weight reduction may come significantly faster and be more sustainable compared with diet and exercise alone.
If you’d like to learn more, Courtney talks about her own personal weight loss success story here.
About Dr. Seun Sowemimo, MD, FACS
“Dr. Seun” is a top NJ bariatric surgeon and the medical director at Prime Surgicare, with offices in Freehold serving Monmouth and Ocean counties. He is board-certified, Columbia and Yale University fellowship-trained advanced laparoscopic, bariatric and general surgeon. He has advanced expertise performing the safest, most advanced laparoscopic and general surgical operations. To learn more, visit his YouTube channel or call Prime Surgicare at (732)-982-2002.