Patient Transformations

Jamila L.

Describe your life before you had Weight Loss Surgery.

Before weight loss surgery I was pretty much surviving. I had medical conditions that forced me to take many medications. These medical conditions such as diabetes made me very tired, weak and out of shape physically and mentally. I was stuck in a place where I wanted to get out of the house and do things with my kids but with no energy, I couldn’t! A few days after surgery I was no longer on any of my medications. My energy level was, and still is, through the roof! I am able to go to the gym, exercise and enjoy it! Thanks to Dr. Atwa and his team I am enjoying living instead of surviving. After only 9 months I am a different person physically and mentally. This was definitely one of the best decisions I could have made for myself. 

How long were you considering Weight Loss Surgery before you came in?

I looked into the benefits of weight loss surgery in May, and by June I was set to start the process of medical clearances. This was something I didn’t want to put off because the possibility of losing weight and coming off some, if not all medications, was a big deal for me. 

What was it like to work with our team? 

From the initial phone call to set up an evaluation, to pre op follow ups, surgery, support groups, be healthy program, and now to the post op follow ups, the team has made every step of the way successful! 

Describe your life now, after Weight Loss Surgery. 

I love having the energy to spend time doing different activities with my children.