I feel like me again! said Texas Bariatric Specialists Patient Heather
San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) April 23, 2013
Dr. Nilesh A. Patel of Texas Bariatric Specialists is pleased to announce that the extraordinary bariatric surgery procedure of a gastric sleeve performed on Heather Durand of Del Rio, TX was such a success that Heather’s frequent migraines have dramatically decreased and she is completely off her migraine medication. Additionally, drinking 80 ounces of Dr. Pepper a day didn’t seem strange to Heather Durand. She was accustomed to drinking two Route-44 drinks full of Dr. Pepper a day without a second thought. As a child, her metabolism kept her thin but her fail-proof metabolism didn’t work forever and, after having two sons, her weight ballooned to 272 lbs. Feeling depressed, she began diet and exercise programs to lose the weight, but after many failed attempts at both weight watchers online and face to face, working out, and rationing her food portions, she gave up.
At 272 lbs, Heather began to stop caring about her weight. It took her 6 months of feeling depressed and unattractive before she began searching for different weight loss options. A few good friends of hers had decided on bariatric surgery, and all were very pleased with their surgeon, Dr. Patel. “I know I was meant to have surgery with Dr. Patel,” Heather recalled. After going to her Primary Care Physician, he also referred her to Dr. Patel without her even mentioning his name! She decided there was no reason to research any other Bariatric Surgeons; she knew it was meant to be.
Attending the free weight loss seminar was “very helpful.” Heather spoke with Dr. Patel’s PA-C, James Houston, at the seminar. Together, they decided the best bariatric surgery procedure for her would be a Gastric Sleeve because she’d be able to continue eating one of her favorite foods – venison. “That was the deciding factor,” Heather laughs, “being able to still eat deer meat.” When she met Dr. Patel, she was very pleased that he trusted James Houston’s decision for the Gastric Sleeve Procedure. “Dr. Patel was very competent and he had a lot of faith in James.” She also was convinced a Gastric Sleeve was the best bariatric surgery for her because she needed “a personal drill sergeant in my body.” The Sleeve would help her overcome sugary snacks and her favorite unhealthy craving – Dr. Pepper.
Throughout the entire pre-operative process, Heather was very confident that this procedure was right for her. “The only time I was worried was when I was hooked up to the IV at the hospital, but I fell asleep so quickly that there was no chance to rethink it.” Now, post-bariatric surgery, Heather agrees that getting the Gastric Sleeve was the, “best thing I’ve done in my life!” No longer does she indulge on Dr. Pepper, and her body now craves crystal light and water, and she has dropped 18 pant sizes. “My entire family is benefitting from my surgery,” Heather says. She has created more structure in her family’s eating routine and their entire diet has improved.
Finally, after losing a large amount of weight, Heather’s frequent migraines declined dramatically. She used to take migraine medications and learned from her Neurologist that weight loss reduces migraines. Today, she is completely off her migraine medication. Heather even enjoys shopping for new clothes and looking in the mirror. “I used to have long hair to hide my full face, but now I cut it off to show off my cheekbones,” she says. “I feel like me again!”
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.