Bariatric surgery at Einstein can change life in many ways. Certainly, significant weight loss is the primary benefit. Bariatric surgical procedures also often improve or reverse medical conditions such as high cholesterol, sleep apnea, diabetes, high blood pressure, joint pain and infertility.
All of these life improvements can come about through minimally invasive procedures, with short recovery times, minimal inconvenience, and a lifeline of support before, during and after surgery. Einstein bariatric surgeons have performed thousands of these procedures.
One patient, who was nearly 400 pounds when she chose bariatric surgery at Einstein, lost 175 pounds as a result—and for that medical outcome, she’s thankful.
But perhaps the most important change came in other areas of her life. Before surgery, she said, “I was miserable … absolutely miserable.”
Weighing as much as she did, she says, had a major impact on how she felt about herself. “If you’re not feeling good about yourself,” she says, “you don’t want to do anything.”
For her, bariatric surgery helped her lose weight but gain lost self-esteem—and if anything confirmed that she had made the right choice, it was praise from one of the people she loves most.
“To have your child say to you, ‘I’m so proud of you’ is the best feeling in the world.”