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About Serenity924

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  • Birthday 09/24/1982

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After struggling with my weight since childhood I made the choice to have lap band surgery done back in November 2009. At first the weight flew off but then I started to plateau. I started gaining weight back and then it started becoming more of a struggle for the weight to come off. I tried diets, exercise and even diet pills prescribed by my doctor. In 2013-2014 I noticed that I was starting to get Gastric Reflux which led my previous surgeon to believe that I had Barrett's Esophagus at one point. After an EGD and stint in the hospital it was ruled out but I was still having the reflux and the band was starting to cause me pain at night where the port site was. In 2014 I started the process with my previous surgeon of trying to get the Gastric Sleeve done. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond my control I was unable to get the surgery during that year. But by 2015 I changed jobs and was able to find a lovely surgeon who I really liked. She understood me and understood that the struggle I was going through. She helped me to realize it wasn't just me this happened to about 70% of patients who had the band. I finally felt comfortable and decided it was time to make the change. After all both my sister and mother had done the surgery and were looking fabulous. I decided it was time for me to get it done and just had my surgery on 10/01/2015. I'm looking forward to the future and hoping that this struggle with my weight can finally stop.

Age: 40
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 258 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 241 lbs
Current Weight: 229 lbs
Goal Weight: 135 lbs
Weight Lost: 29 lbs
BMI: 37
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 04/30/2015
Surgery Date: 10/01/2015
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Serenity924's Bariatric Surgeon
Minimally Invasive Surgery Associates Of New Jersey
2333 Whitehorse Mercerville Road
Suite 7
Hamilton, New Jersey 8619

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