March 1, 2011
Michel’s Story: Gastric Bypass Patient Shares His Success
After losing nearly 200 pounds, Michel is helping others lose weight and find the happiness he has in better health.
Gastric bypass surgery is a useful tool in the battle against obesity. For many who have gotten to the point that their weight is causing them serious health issues, it is the fastest solution to get their weight back on track. We had the pleasure of speaking to a patient, Michel, who told us his story of weight loss success and how he is maintaining a year after surgery.
“I weighed almost 400 pounds about year ago and I’ve lost close to 200 in a year’s time. I grew up in a Sicilian family so we’re all big eaters with big appetites. My parents are both overweight and I fought weight issues my whole life,” says Michel. He decided to make a change for himself and his family. He has a wife and 10 year old daughter and says he finally found the right center to help him both medically and mentally to face the challenge of weight loss.
Michel chose the Khalili Center for Bariatric Care in Beverly Hills and had a gastric bypass procedure in which the physician creates a very small stomach pouch and the rest of the stomach is permanently separated. This is different from gastric banding procedures like the Lap-Band which is reversible.
Michel, Gastric Bypass Patient, Before and After his surgery