Austin Musician loses 185lbs., Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis and other life-threatening conditions after Gastric Bypass Surgery

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Heavy all his life, Abraham would diet and lose as much as100 lbs, but would gain it back due to his bad eating habits. His good habit of a yearly physical with his family doctor however, may have saved his life. After his 2008 physical, his doctor explained that he had developed Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, dangerously high cholesterol, and several herniated discs in his back due to his extra weight. His doctor insisted Abraham do something immediately, as his life was in jeopardy, and recommended he look into Lap Band or Gastric Bypass Surgery as a long term solution for good health.

Abraham After Gastric Bypass Surgery: 165obs, 30 inch waist

Abraham Now: 165lbs, 30 inch waist

Change is difficult, but if you embrace it with faith, courage, and hard work, you can do anything and be happy and healthy for the rest of your life.

Dr. Nilesh A. Patel of Texas Bariatric Specialists (TBS) is pleased to announce the success of Abraham Weaver and his dramatic 185 pound weight loss as well as his return to general health after performing a Gastric Bypass procedure in 2009.

Heavy all his life, Abraham would diet and lose as much as100 lbs, but would gain it back due to his bad eating habits. His good habit of a yearly physical with his family doctor however, may have saved his life. After his 2008 physical, his doctor explained that he had developed Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, dangerously high cholesterol, and several herniated discs in his back due to his extra weight. His doctor insisted Abraham do something immediately, as his life was in jeopardy, and recommended he look into Lap Band or Gastric Bypass Surgery as a long term solution for good health.

Abraham researched weight loss procedures online and attended seminars at three different doctors’ offices, where he felt he was treated “like cattle”. As a last resort, Abraham attended a seminar given by Dr. Nilesh Patel and Texas Bariatric Specialists. This seminar was different; Dr. Patel sat down with him to talk and, given Abraham’s weight and physical condition, Dr. Patel agreed that Gastric Bypass Surgery was his best option. Texas Bariatric Specialists’ staff would take care of insurance red tape and partner with Abraham for a life of good health.

After his Gastric Bypass procedure, Abraham committed to a healthy, high protein diet and more active lifestyle. His pre-surgery weight of 380 lbs. consistently and steadily decreased and he is now 165lbs with a 30 inch waist! He is no longer diabetic; his cholesterol has returned to normal, healthy levels and his herniated discs are no longer herniated.

Asked what advice he would give to others considering Lap Band or Gastric Bypass surgery, Abraham points out that the surgery is not a magic blue pill; it is only a tool to help you change your life and improve your health. It’s up to you to change bad habits. “Change is difficult, but if you embrace it with faith, courage, and hard work, you can do anything and be happy and healthy for the rest of your life.”

About Texas Bariatric Solutions

Founded by Dr. Nilesh A. Patel, MD, a nationally recognized and fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon, Texas Bariatric Specialists (TBS) is a holistic weight loss practice focused on delivering long-term weight loss solutions for patients. Dr. Patel specializes in surgical weight loss procedures including Lap Band, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Band, and the revision of failed weight loss surgery, which have resulted in over 2,500 surgeries that have exceeded the national average of successful weight loss management.
With a commitment to surgical expertise, compassionate care and exemplary preoperative and postsurgical consultative services, Dr. Patel and staff at Texas Bariatric Specialists ensure successful weight loss management for their patients through long-term relationships to support good health.
Offices are located across major cities throughout Texas including San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, New Braunfels, Seguin, Boerne, Kileen, Temple, Del Rio and Laredo. For more information, or to book a free seminar, please visit http://www.texasbariatricspecialists.com.

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