“To all the world, I appeared to be a happy kid and young adult, but deep down, I was always insecure about my weight. I had tried numerous diets and exercise programs, but nothing seemed to work. When I was 20 years old, I weighed 380 pounds and was miserable inside. When I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in 2008 at age 23, I knew it was time to make a drastic change.
I found Dr. Kurt Sprunger and from the beginning he was my extra motivation. He kept me well-informed every step of the way. In preparation for surgery, I actually lost 44 pounds, going from 397 down to 353.
I had my laparoscopic gastric bypass on November 15, 2011. Since then, I have lost 128 pounds. Altogether, I have lost 172 pounds and currently weigh 225 pounds at 6’ 2”. My BMI has gone from 45 to 29. I am so much happier and it really shows.
I recommend this surgery to anyone who has struggled with their weight and just needs that extra push and extra help. We all deserve to be happy. Choosing to have this surgery was the best decision I have ever made in my life.“
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