I’ll eat anything that doesn’t eat me first! - says Texas Bariatric Success Story Patient Greg
San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) January 22, 2013
Dr. Nilesh A. Patel of Texas Bariatric Specialists (TBS) announced today a break-through finding in that the gastric bypass procedure he performed on Greg Martinez of Kerrville, TX enabled Mr. Martinez to successfully end his potentially deadly alcohol and painkiller cycle, as well as his high cholesterol and diabetes symptoms.
Greg Martinez friends were concerned; they would shake their heads and say “Man, you’re getting big!” Greg would respond with a cheerful “I’ll eat anything that doesn’t eat me first!”, using laughter as a defense mechanism he could hide behind. Greg knew he needed to lose weight – and had done so once before – but a car accident had left him unable to work out. He knew he wasn’t eating healthily and was unhappy with his appearance. Greg is not a vain man, but when saw pictures of himself before he gained weight, and then looked in the mirror, he didn’t like what he saw. Always slim as a kid and used to working out and lifting weights regularly, Greg began to wonder if he would ever be able to be healthy again.
But his health issues were what finally drove Greg to look for help. To his back problems caused by the accident, he had now added high blood pressure, high cholesterol and the beginnings of diabetes. His weight and health problems further exasperated his PTSD and bipolar symptoms, and he knew he was adding too much alcohol to his painkillers on a regular basis. Last year, Greg was in the emergency room four times, continuing to gain weight and unable to get himself off regular alcohol and painkillers, when he finally realized he needed help getting his life back.
Searching for possible solutions on the Internet, Greg found Dr. Patel and Texas Bariatric Specialists (TBS). He was impressed with the results and track record achieved by Dr. Patel and identified with the patients’ success stories. He reserved a spot for the next free seminar near his home in Kerrville, TX. Though he had originally intended to visit more than one doctor, he found the answers for his questions at TBS and says, “I didn’t need to go anywhere else!”
Today, nine months after his Gastric Bypass performed by Dr. Patel, Greg now tells us he feels “excellent”! He has substantially changed his eating habits and says comparing what he used to eat to what he eats now is like night and day. He eats healthy food with high protein, including protein shakes, fish and salads, and has smaller portions of other foods such as red meat. Greg relies on James Houston in the Austin TBS Support Group for advice on foods to eat in order to grow lean muscle. And he makes sure that he takes vitamins both morning and night.
Greg’s cholesterol is normal now and his diabetes symptoms are completely gone! His PTSD is much more controllable, as his “lows” are not as low or as frequent. He has purchased a weight set and looks forward to a regular weightlifting routine. “I’ve lost a whole person!” he says!
About Texas Bariatric Specialists
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 exceeding 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 his 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 informational seminar, please visit http://www.texasbariatricspecialists.com.