Most of my adult life I was overweight. At age 72, I decided to do something about it. With sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and 43% body fat, I needed to lose a lot of weight and adopt a healthier life style. After counseling with Dr. Patel and her capable team, I decided to have the gastric-sleeve procedure. Once approved by Medicare, I was ready for a better and healthier way of life.
After the surgery on January 29, 2015, I followed a regimen of eating much healthier food and a lot less of it under the direction of Dr. Patel’s medical associates. I also joined a group in my VFW Post called “Project Counterbalance” that helped direct my exercise routine.
Since my surgery, my weight has reduced from 257 lbs. to 155 lbs. and my waist reduced from 48 inches to 34 inches. My shirt size is now a medium instead of XXL. My only regret is that I didn’t have the surgery sooner.