The most emotional moment for me was when I was no longer able to tie my own shoes with one leg crossed over the other. For most of my life I had struggled with my weight and it greatly impacted my happiness, and life in general but this time was different. I began to have various health issues and had to see more and more doctors to manage them. It felt as if I was spiraling down a very dangerous health path with no potential way out. Every attempt to lose weight almost always made me feel even worse whenever I did not succeed. I tried all the various diet plans and meal delivery plans, and even hired trainers. All efforts had different levels of success at the beginning followed by a loss of inspiration and a regain of the weight at the end.

After having gastric sleeve surgery, I started losing weight more rapidly than any other method I tried in the past which motivated me to stick to a good diet, follow nutritional guidelines and become more active. The surgery also helped me resolve ALL previous health issues, and I feel fantastic mentally, physically and emotionally!

My surgeon, Dr. Thomas made me feel comfortable to ask questions and ensured that I understood each element of the process. In my opinion, she performed a top quality surgery. My dietitian Clarissa was inspirational, motivational and encouraging. The New Jersey Bariatric Center team is clearly dedicated not only to delivering quality weight loss surgery, but providing a supportive and informative journey before, during, and after surgery.

Now that my physical health has been and continues to get better, I am more motivated to focus even more on improvements in all areas of my life. I now consider myself to be an active person and my level of happiness and self-confidence has increased to a level I am not sure I’ve ever experienced before.

Since my weight loss, I love that I can now do simple things like walk up stairs without being out of breath, be active around my house with my loved ones and tie my own shoes again. I would highly recommend New Jersey Bariatric Center to anyone and I already have.

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    By: New Jersey Bariatric Center Staff

    New Jersey Bariatric Center®, a medical & surgical weight loss center with offices in Springfield, Somerset, Hoboken, East Brunswick, Hackettstown and Sparta, New Jersey, helps patients achieve long-term weight loss success through the most advanced bariatric surgery procedures, including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, gastric band and gastric balloon procedures. Led by the team of Drs. Ajay Goyal, James Buwen, Tina Thomas and Michael Fastiggi, New Jersey Bariatric Center®’s approach to patient care has resulted in zero mortalities and a complication rate that is lower than the national average.

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