Pam

City: Sequim, WA

Weight Loss Surgery: Medial gastric bypass

Starting weight: 328 lbs
Starting BMI: 56.3
Total weight loss: 173 lbs*
Current BMI: 26.6

Percentage excess weight loss (%EWL): 87.8%

Co-morbidities improved/resolved:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Edema
  • Low back pain
  • Fatigue

In Pam’s Words:

“At 328 pounds, I was one step away from using an electric cart. I had knee and back issues, diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea. I was miserable. I had tried and failed on every diet. I knew I had to do something in order to save my life. A good friend of mine had Lap Band surgery with Dr. Srikanth and lost 100 pounds.* She gave me the courage to talk to Dr. Srikanth and I had gastric bypass surgery in May 2008. I kept a journal of my weight loss adventure for one year. There were some ups and downs along the way but the net result was a total weight loss of 173 pounds.* I could not be happier with my life. I swim, bicycle, hike and play tennis. I got the courage to tutor first graders at our local grammar school and I joined the Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild. None of this would have happened without weight loss surgery. I encourage anyone who is struggling with a long-long addiction to food as I was, to have this life-changing surgery.” – Pam 

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Michelle

BeforeAfter
Total weight loss: 195 lbs. **
Prior to surgery I was 5’ 2” tall, a whopping 333 pounds and miserable. I had Sleep Apnea, used a CPAP machine, my hips and knees just killed me, I took NSAIDs (anti-inflammation medications)

Buena

BeforeAfter
Total weight loss: 85 lbs. **
“It took a mallet to the head to make me realize that the weight had to come off and stay off. I was diagnosed with uterine cancer. I was fifty nine years old and had gained and

Dana

BeforeAfter
Total weight loss: 169 lbs. **
“I have such joy in being able to fully be engaged in my life now. When I was obese, I was physically unable to be a real participant. Shopping with my teenage daughter was

Deann

BeforeAfter
Total weight loss: 142 lbs. **
“I love being able to play with my grandson and not have to worry, ‘Will I make it off the floor?’ Horseback riding is my favorite form of exercise! Riding is so much more

Jonathyn

BeforeAfter
Total weight loss: 210.2 lbs. **
“Having a medial gastric bypass gave me a powerful tool to help me regain control of my life. Mentally I felt as though I had an insurance policy to back me up. This provided

Pam

BeforeAfter
Total weight loss: 173 lbs. **
“At 328 pounds, I was one step away from using an electric cart. I had knee and back issues, diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea. I was miserable. I had tried and

Suzanne

BeforeAfter
Total weight loss: 200 lbs. **

Tamilyn

BeforeAfter
Total weight loss: 208.6 lbs. **
“My journey of a lifetime started in June 2007. Two months Pre-Op I weighed 415 pounds and a size 32. Three months post-op I had lost 107 lbs. One year after my surgery I
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