City: Orting, WA

Weight Loss Surgery: Proximal gastric bypass

Starting weight: 283 lbs
Starting BMI: 40.6
Total weight loss: 126 lbs*
Current BMI: 22.5

Percentage excess weight loss (%EWL): 94%  

Co-morbidities improved/resolved:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Sleep apnea
  • Hypertension 
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Lower back pain
  • Hip, knee, ankle and foot pain
  • GERD
  • Edema

Additional Procedures: Lower body lift

In Judi’s Words:

“At my highest weight of 283 lbs. I was merely surviving life instead of living it. Many years of yo-yo dieting, failing health and a diagnosis of type II diabetes were taking their toll. I had virtually become a recluse, too ashamed to leave my own home and unable to pull out of the depression and anxiety that controlled my life.

When I first heard about weight loss surgery and its impact on diabetes I began to research the different types of surgeries and became hopeful for the first time in many years. I went to one of Dr. Srikanth’s information seminars to learn more and immediately could see that this man absolutely loved what he did and seeing lives transformed!

After much consideration and discussions with Dr. Srikanth I chose to have a proximal gastric bypass and had my surgery in August 2011. I have lost 126 lbs.* and feel fantastic! Most importantly I no longer have diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, GERD, edema, pulmonary hypertension, high cholesterol, high triglycerides or shortness of breath! I walked my first 5k two months after surgery and ran my first 10k five months later. I’m once again doing the things that I love like horseback riding, biking and going to the gym. I no longer fear leaving my home and now even look forward to having new adventures.

This journey to health has been amazing and I’ve made it my lifelong commitment to take care of and use this wonderful tool I now have. I’m thankful that Dr. Srikanth has given me a second chance at life and for the amazing surgeon that he is. I’m no longer simply surviving life miserably but am living it fully and loving it!” – Judi 

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Total Weight Loss: 126 lbs. **
“At my highest weight of 283 lbs. I was merely surviving life instead of living it. Many years of yo-yo dieting, failing health and a diagnosis of type II diabetes were taking their


Total Weight Loss: 112 lbs. **
“Hi! My name is Cherie. Friendly, fun, fabulous, size 22…that was me at 258 lbs. I was happy, successful and secure with who I was and where I was going. I had a life plan,


Total Weight Loss: 140 lbs. **
“I weighed 340 lbs. prior to surgery. I had hyper tension and was border line diabetic. I could not walk up the stairs without getting winded. Getting in and out of cars was


Total Weight Loss: 140 lbs. **
“My life began anew in December 2010. I went from an insecure 218 pound gal to a very happy and outgoing 129 pound woman. I feel confident, secure, and alive and I have


Total Weight Loss: 115 lbs. **
“I was taking 5 different blood pressure medications and I would still have problems. I hurt all over and became very depressed. How could I lose weight if I couldn’t exercise?


Total Weight Loss: 119 lbs. **
“I had very low self esteem, and was very depressed. I was angry at the world, my friends, my life, my family, ME, anything and everything I could be mad at. At one point


Total Weight Loss: 126.7 lbs. **


Total Weight Loss: 164 lbs. **


Total Weight Loss: 137 lbs. **
“None of us ever intended to become obese, it just progressed over time. My photo does not depict my high weight of 262 lbs. for my 5'1" frame, but it is close. The long term
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