I had the Duodenal Switch surgery with Dr. Teixeira and I could not be any happier. I have a life again! I started my journey by attending an info session in November 2019 and I weighed 372lbs. I had my surgery June 29, 2020 and as of today, I am 209lbs (and still losing!) and have lost 164lbs total! I am so much healthier and wearing clothing sizes I haven't seen since middle school! I'm able to comfortably sit in any chair, go on an airplane without a seatbelt extender, fit in booths at restaurants, ride rollercoasters, tie my own shoes and so much more! I have truly been given a second chance at life and I couldn't be happier.
Before deciding to have surgery, I did extensive research and consulted with my gynecologist and endocrinologist. My doctors were not opposed to the idea of bariatric surgery, but they wanted me to wait a little longer. I couldn’t wait anymore. I had been gaining 20-30 yearly since 2014 due my hormonal issues and my self-confidence was completely shattered. I was depressed and sick all the time. I needed to do something, so I decided to go to my first consultation with Dr. T. From the moment I met him, I knew he was going to be my surgeon. Dr. T is knowledgable, professional, caring, and personable.
I would say it’s totally worth it. At the beginning it’s a struggle, but a few years down the road you’re going to feel better about yourself, when you’re not tired all the time and you’re not falling asleep everywhere, you’re not hurting. Your life is going to change.
Thursday, March 23, 2023 1:14 PM