Adjustable Gastric Band
City: Spanaway, WA
Weight Loss Surgery: Adjustable gastric band
Percentage excess weight loss (%EWL): 100.2%
- High blood pressure
- Tension headaches
- Sleep apnea
In Robyn’s Words:
“Let me introduce myself, my name is Robyn and this is my story. At 35 years old, I had struggled with my weight my entire life. I wasn’t an obese child but was a little on the chubby side. I really began to put on weight when I had my first child, and it escalated from there. After my second child 6-7 years ago, I looked into weight loss surgery.
In 2005 my health really began to deteriorate. My blood pressure was through the roof, I had migraines 2-3 times a week and tension headaches every single day and was borderline diabetic. I was seeing a chiropractor every week to help with the headaches and non-stop back problems… of course all stemming from my weight.
In January 2006 I decided I’d had enough. I had stepped on a scale for the first time in years and found myself at 281 pounds. I was devastated. I knew I had to do something. I had never forgotten the doctor I met years earlier in that seminar, so I looked him up and enrolled in another seminar. I spoke with friends and co-workers who had gone through these surgeries, researched my options and decided that the lap band was for me and that Dr. Srikanth would be my surgeon of choice.
Dr. Srikanth’s office was great. They guided me through the entire process from a nutrition class, to lab work, physicals and even a second opinion.
And in February 2006, Dr. Srikanth operated on me and gave me the much-needed tool to help me turn my life around.
Two months post-op and over 40 lbs. less, I was feeling great and decided to kick it into high gear and I put on my walking shoes. Time began to fly by for me. With a strict diet put in place monitored by Dr. Srikanth, I began walking a few blocks a day, then a half-mile, then a mile. I worked my way up to walking nearly 5 miles a day and I missed it if I didn’t get my daily walk. I reached and passed my goal weight and was down to 125 lbs. in just 10 months!!!!!*
For my one year post-op anniversary, my husband and I celebrated in Cancun, Mexico. At 122 lbs. (159 lbs. lighter),* I wore a bikini for the first time since I was 14 years old!!! Words cannot fully describe my feelings. I am happier than I have ever been. My only regret is that I didn’t do it much sooner.
Dr. Srikanth changed my life forever. My husband and I are forever grateful to him for that!!!” – Robyn
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