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.
Sunday, December 4, 2022 5:10 PM