We’ve admired Gabourey Sidibe since her riveting breakout performance in the 2009 movie, Precious. Now a regular on the television program Empire, this talented 33-year-old actress was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, due to her significant obesity.
In her forthcoming book due out in May, This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare, she announced for the first time that she had bariatric weight loss surgery in May 2016. The 33-year-old revealed that her inspiration was the diabetes diagnosis that both she and her older brother received.
Famous people battle obesity too
In the memoir and recent media report, she says, “My surgeon said [the surgery] would limit my hunger and capacity to eat. My brain chemistry would change and I’d want to eat healthier. I’ll take it! My lifelong relationship with food had to change.”
Gabby says she is working one-on-one with a nutritionist and fitness trainer, a pre-and post-op bariatric strategy included in our Bariatric Success Program.
You can read more of Gabby’s story in the People.com article here.
Is your weight making you sick?
Our patients at Prime Surgicare are not famous actresses; they are people from New Jersey just like you who have been fighting weight loss and weight regain for most of their lives.
Eventually, like Gabby, many have been diagnosed with these chronic medical conditions:
- Sleep apnea
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Chronic joint pain
It’s not too late to lessen or even alleviate these conditions; the key is to lose the weight. If traditional diet and exercise has not worked for you, register to watch our daily free bariatric surgery information webinar or to attend our monthly, free patient seminars to learn more.
If you prefer to meet with us privately, call our friendly bariatric team at (732) 982-2002 to make an office appointment which will be scheduled within 10 days.
It’s never too late to change course. Why not start right now?
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.