Surgery and Lifestyle Changes Helped Cheryl Change Her Life
Date of surgery: 7/14/06
Total Weight Loss: 67 lbs
Cheryl underwent a Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band and lost 67% of her excess body weight. She went from a BMI of 43 to a BMI of 29. In addition, her high blood pressure and arthritis improved. Her high cholesterol and sleep apnea resolved, and she no longer needs to use a C-PAP machine to sleep.
"My primary care physician told me about the bariatric program at Summa. I was experiencing joint and back pain, high blood pressure and sleep apnea. I decided to have bariatric surgery so I could feel better, look better, and be healthier overall.
Since my surgery, my medications have been reduced, I’m no longer using the sleep apnea machine, and I don’t have back pain anymore.
I have been encouraged to make complete lifestyle changes. My focus is now on what I eat, how much I eat, and when I eat. Furthermore, exercise is a huge factor that has helped me maintain and remain healthy.
Summa’s Bariatric Care team has helped me accomplish the many changes through their continued support. There are support group meetings, monthly diet-related meetings, and always someone there to answer questions on the phone."