Joe is 51 years old and had laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery in April, 2013. He’s lost 126 pounds since the surgery.
It’s not about what I have lost … but rather the quality of life I have gained. This decision saved my life.
At 51 years old and on 5 medications a day, Sleep Apnea, and a Heart Attack in 2006 I had tried many diets and methods of losing weight and I just did not get the results needed to improve my health. I decided to explore the idea of weight loss surgery and educate myself to see if this was right for me. After visiting with Dr. Reyes and the team at the weight loss surgery center at McAllen Heart Hospital I concluded it was the right choice and had the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in April of 2013. After two years I have lost 126 lbs and no longer take any medication. I have completely overhauled my lifestyle. I am now able to exercise regularly, and make the correct nutritional choices that have improved my overall health and BMI. It’s not about what I have lost … but rather the quality of life I have gained. This decision saved my life.