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About Randgalt

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  • Birthday 10/06/1964

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[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]As a child, I was normal weight. However, many members of my extended family were overweight with some having diabetes. In my early 20s I started gaining weight and have never stopped. As I approach 50 I'm obese, have very high blood sugar (and will definitely become Type 2 Diabetic), high cholesterol, severe sleep apnea, etc. I've done Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Phentermine, exercise, Pritikin, and a lot more. [/font][/color]

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]A few years ago I looked into the Lap Band and decided against it. The post-band lifestyle and complications were more than I was willing to live with. Gastric Bypass was too severe and not really appropriate for someone with my BMI. A few months ago I found out about VSG and it appears to be the answer to my dreams. My problem has always been binge eating - once I start I can't stop. VSG seems to be the tool that can help me stop. [/font][/color]

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]After a lot of investigation I'm pretty sure I'll be going with Dr. Lavin in Louisiana. I'm self pay and he is much cheaper than the doctors in California where I live. Also, he seems to be very highly rated.[/font][/color]

Age: 59
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 240 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 194 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Weight Lost: 46 lbs
BMI: 31.3
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/01/1970
Surgery Date: 08/27/2012
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a
Randgalt's Bariatric Surgeon
Louisiana 70001

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