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Tom P

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About Tom P

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  • Birthday 10/17/1947

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    Former Cop, Veteran and active Elk member
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    Motorcycle, Ice Hockey, Horse Racing
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    NJ - New Jersey
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Hi my name is Tom Pantalena, I worked shift work and seemed to be just piling up the pounds until I topped out at 379 about 8 years ago, I found out I had diabetes along with sleep apnea and then after taking a early retirement, along with a better diet and exercise, I managed to lose almost 50 lbs over that time, but I hit a plateau for almost a year. I turned 65 along with new Obamacare rules making obesity a disease, I qualified for medicare covering the testing and procedure along with my supplement BC/BS picking up the rest, I got through all the test, but failed the nuclear stress test, do to lack of magnesium, I had to wait a year before restarting over, well I started a year later from scratch and had my surgery on 3/11/15, in at 6:30 am and released at 10:30 am the next day, very bearable pain (no meds needed) and no sickness, that was 46 days ago, I lost 30lbs in the first month and 51lbs total over 46 days. I followed the Doctors instructions to the letter. I feel great and back at the gym 5 days a week, riding my Harley with the club and very active with the Elks. I just dropped off my winter wardrobe to the Am Vets charity.       

Age: 75
Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Starting Weight: 334 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 324 lbs
Current Weight: 271 lbs
Goal Weight: 180 lbs
Weight Lost: 63 lbs
BMI: 38.9
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 10/04/2014
Surgery Date: 03/11/2015
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Tom P's Bariatric Surgeon
Center For Surgical Weightloss And Wellness
2500 English Creek Avenue Bldg 800
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey 8234

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