Gastric bypass offers Morganville woman vastly improved health and wellness
Beth Josephs of Morganville has faced more than her share of chronic health conditions. She was diagnosed with fatty liver disease as a teenager and has lived with type 2 diabetes for 22 years. Over time, these conditions worsened. Even after her thyroid was removed, her health didnâ€™t improve.
Beth spoke often with her brother, a doctor about her health concerns. She developed as a result of scar tissue growing on her liver. She sought his advice about pursuing weight loss surgery to offset and minimize her liver disease and insulin needs (250 units / day). He recommended Beth meet with Ayotunde Adeyeri, MD, medical director at Raritan Bayâ€™s Institute for Weight Loss.
Making a change for the better
â€œAfter my first meeting with Dr. Adeyeri, I knew weight loss surgery was the right choice for me and he was the doctor I wanted to take this journey with,â€ Beth explains. â€œHe just has a way of letting you talk about your issues and goals and then explains how you can get there.â€ Beth, who is 5â€™3â€ and weighed 215 pounds, underwent gastric bypass in March 2013 at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge. â€œMy surgery went off without a hitch and I was genuinely impressed with the quality of care I received, Beth says. When she first awakened from her procedure, bariatric navigator, Maureen Ali, RN, was with her in her room.
Saying goodbye to 55 pounds in five months
Just a few short months later, Bethâ€™s life has changed 360 degrees. She attends the bariatric support group meetings at Raritan Bay and CentraState Medical Center. She and her children joined the local gym and now work-out regularly. In the course of her post-op lifestyle changes, her husband also dropped 25 pounds. Her weight has dropped to 160 and continues to fall.
Ninety-five percent reduction in medication needs
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit:
Surgery Date: 03/15/2013
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: Not covered
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