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I have faught my weight all of my life. I could lose weight, but I would turn around and gain it back plus more. Over the years I have tried several times to obtain WLS. It seemed like The Lord would shut the door everytime I tried. The insurance would not pay, I did not qualify for assistance, I was too high a risk...etc. This time The Lord slung the doors wide open. I decided after the first of the year I was going to try one more time. Our Insurance had changed and it would pay a flat fee of $13,000 and I knew this would not be enough. Each step I took I got a yes!!! The insurance approved it in less than a week (which is a miracle in it's self)! Everything just seemed to fall into place. When I had my upper GI----My husband looked at me and said "you have never made it this far before" I answered him back and said "it's my time and The Lord is going to make it happen"! I had my surgery on June 10, 2014 and came home on June 12 with no complications!!!!

Age: 66
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 398 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 398 lbs
Current Weight: 284.4 lbs
Goal Weight: 175 lbs
Weight Lost: 113.6 lbs
BMI: 48.8
Surgery: Duodenal Switch
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 02/28/2014
Surgery Date: 06/10/2014
Hospital Stay: 3 Days
Surgery Funding: Combination
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
TEXASLADY52's Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Wade N. Barker, P.A
1151 N. Buckner Boulevard
Suite 308
Dallas, TX 75218