Struggling with being overweight since childhood, Mary says she always felt like the black sheep amongst physically fit family members. She didn't have success with numerous diets or exercise regimes. Mary also found attending college, and its respective meal plan, added to this weight gain.
Her father, a bariatric surgeon at AtlantiCare, suggested that she attend a bariatric seminar to gain additional knowledge on this topic. She felt this was a ‘wake-up call’ in her decision to undergo surgery. She chose to have the Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure in the winter of 2012. She had lost over 50 pounds by the end of that following summer; and continued to reach her target weight. Before surgery she had suffered with high blood pressure and asthma. She now has a normal blood pressure and does not require her asthma medication.
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Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve
Originally designed as the first step in a larger procedure for qualified patients, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is now offered as a standalone surgery. It’s for patients in the average BMI category acceptable for treatment...Learn more...
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Samir Patel, MD, FACS, FASMBS, has published several articles about laparoscopy and bariatric surgery. He is currently a member of the Society of the American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)...Learn more...