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About Nologoz

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  • Birthday 05/01/1971

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    Married...but a crazy cat lady none the less.
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    San Diego
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Had Lapband surgery way back in 2007. Worked great for a while till it was filled too tightly and I lost insurance coverage. Lost about 120 lbs in a year but gained half of it back during the years I was un insured. Couldn't afford to fill/unfill the band. Stuck my head in the sand and ignored the weight re-gain. Was worried I was a failure and that no doctor would authorize a different surgery because I failed with the lapband. Eventually developed a dilated esophagus which caused GERD, reflux, food intolerance, and weight regain. Finally got the courage to see Dr. Wittgrove. Turns out it wasn't my fault. I didn't fail the band. The band failed me. I was instantly approved for revision to Gastric Bypass. three months later and have almost lost all the weight I regained on the band. Life is so much easier now. No more vomiting and waking up and coughing at night. I can finally eat like a normal, healthy human being again. 

Age: 49
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Weight Lost: 200.2 lbs
BMI: 29
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit:
Surgery Date: 07/27/2015
Hospital Stay: 3 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Nologoz's Bariatric Surgeon
La Jolla, California 92037