Gained and Lost

BlogPhotoOn March 29, 2014, the Duke Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery invited patients to celebrate their life after surgery. The reunion offered patients and their loved ones the opportunity to share their success and celebrate the pounds they’ve lost.

Over 11,300 pounds were lost by reunion attendees. What is even more impressive is what patients gained since their surgery.

One patient wrote, “The most important thing I gained after weight loss surgery is freedom from hypertension medication and my sleep apnea machine.” Another said, “I’m able to play with my daughter.”

One woman wrote, “I gained a husband”, while another stated she got “a new wardrobe – twice!” Patients added that they gained confidence, better sleep, energy, self-esteem, independence, better health, courage and a future.

For some people, a healthy diet and rigorous exercise isn’t enough for dramatic weight loss. With several different surgical methods available, the Duke Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery may be the answer for those at risk for serious weight-related health issues. The Center’s six board-certified surgeons perform approximately 800 bariatric surgeries each year.

“The most important thing I gained after weight loss surgery is patience. This is a lifestyle change,” said one reunion attendee. Another patient added, “I believe in myself now. I deserve a good life.”

Click here to learn more about the Duke Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery.

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