Here you are – at lucky number 7! What an amazing journey you have taken. Maybe you do feel lucky, but you should definitely feel proud, too. You’ve completed each step, from education to evaluation, through surgery and recovery – and are now achieving your dream of getting your life back.
At Sarasota Memorial, we take great pride in each of our Bariatric patients. And as our Celebration Board (featuring “before” and “after” pictures of our patients) grows, we know we’re helping more and more patients conquer obesity and get their lives back, too.
Here are just a few of our success stories:
"I am so thankful for the opportunity to start over with a healthy lifestyle. In some ways I wish I would have done this years ago. But, there are seasons in all of our lives and this is my season! Thank you Sarasota Memorial and Dr. Fitzgerald for caring enough about us to provide us with this life changing surgery."
"My reality was having to make the decision to either live or die! My health was in trouble, my self-esteem was the lowest it had ever been and I had secluded myself from family, friends and the outside world. I chose to live! Be happy and be healthy! Weight loss surgery was absolutely the best decision I have ever made!!!"
"Since surgery I have been able to stop taking all medications... My energy level has skyrocketed – I now walk between 3 and 3 ½ miles daily. I’ve completed so many projects around the house that I couldn’t do when I was heavy, my wife doesn’t have a “honey-do” list left for me!"
Michelle: "I feel better now than I have in my entire life!" Grant: "I am now off all my medications. I am more active. I feel twenty years younger. My only regret is that I did not have this surgery sooner."