I am a native New Yorker who loves spending time with my children and working out at the gym.
I had struggled with my weight my whole life. Diets worked for me until I went off them and gained back more weight each time. Finally, a friend who used to be obese told me that he had gotten weight loss surgery. I could see how great he looked, and I got the lap-band in 2003. Thankfully, I can say that I have never looked back. It helped me lose more than 100 lbs. and keep the weight off for 10 years.
I am the founder of BariatricPal.com and proud of everything that it means to the entire weight loss surgery community. Together, we can fight obesity and work toward living healthier lifestyles! Please contact me to provide feedback on the site!
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Starting Weight: 255 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 255 lbs
Current Weight: 162 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Weight Lost: 93 lbs
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 04/08/2003
Surgery Date: 07/18/2003
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Alex Brecher's Bariatric Surgeon
530 First Avenue
New York, New York 10016