Jimmy’s Success Story Could be Yours in 2017

Jimmy is a 50-year-old male who has been struggling with excess weight for the past 25 years of his life. 15 years ago, he underwent a purely restrictive procedure called Molina band in Houston, TX. Through an open approach, the weight loss surgeon at the time, placed a Gore-Tex band around the upper stomach creating a small gastric pouch with a narrow opening. The mechanical restriction allowed Jimmy to lose some of his excess weight. However, within few years and as it is expected with purely restrictive procedures he gained back around 100 pounds. Furthermore, he developed significant narrowing of the gastric pouch opening leading to gradual worsening of acid reflux, food regurgitation, inability to tolerate solid diet and daily vomiting. Over the past 10 years, Jimmy has been living on a puree diet including ice cream.

When Jimmy presented to my office, it was obvious that he had gastric pouch outlet obstruction. He underwent an upper endoscopy that confirmed the diagnosis and was immediately scheduled for revision surgery. The procedure we agreed upon was conversion of Molina band to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Jimmy underwent the surgery with no complications and had an uneventful recovery in a very short period. His heartburn and food regurgitation have resolved. His diet choices include now fruits, vegetables and lean proteins. He felt more energetic and was started to exercise daily. Jimmy likes weight lifting and one year after surgery he lost 110 pounds while building an impressive body physique.

Jimmy is the perfect example of a star bariatric patient. He used the gastric bypass procedure as a tool to overcome excess weight, sleep apnea, acid reflux and hypertension. He followed Houston Weight Loss Surgery Center recommendations and adopted a healthy lifestyle that allowed him to achieve the goals he has always wanted: live a healthy, happy and disease free life. If you or someone you know is interested in losing their excess weight and gain back their health give us a call. Our team of weight loss experts are happy to assist you.