Our gastric sleeve patient, Melissa, gets very candid in this posted testimonial:
I had my surgery for this girl. Melissa in 2004, 13 years old and over 200 lbs.
I had this surgery because I remember how it felt to be that young and already hate myself and want to die.
I had this surgery for the genuine smile I have now that the girl on the left never showed.
I remember they would check height and weight occasionally and being 14 and have a nurse try to tell me as politely as possible that being 224 lbs is “morbidly obese” and I had to do something about it as soon as possible.
I tried hard and lost about 35 lbs in between my 8th and 10th grade years. I gained it all back and then some over the next 6 years or so… I was so ashamed but developed confidence in my personality and the people that loved me so I was able to hide it better.
But eventually enough was enough and I wanted a permanent solution. I never want to and never will be the girl on the left again!
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 in advanced laparoscopic, bariatric and general surgery.
To learn more, visit his YouTube channel or call Prime Surgicare at (732)-982-2002.