After failing to lose weight with LAP-BAND®, I knew I needed to make a change. I had been overweight my entire life. I really can’t remember a time while growing up that I was not overweight. Before lap band surgery, I tried diet pills and fasting but nothing worked and I hated the way I looked in the mirror.

When I didn’t find success with my original procedure, I found Dr. Goyal from New Jersey Bariatric Center. He explained that the gastric sleeve was more effective at weight loss than the LAP-BAND® so I decided to go with that procedure. Once he removed the band and performed the gastric sleeve surgery, I started dropping the weight. I’ve lost 94 lbs since my revision surgery.

Dr. Goyal and his staff are amazing. They are like my personal cheerleaders. Alexis, the physician assistant, has been wonderful.She reminds me that I have made huge strides and that I should not be hard on myself if I have an off day because I am moving in the right direction. Their support has made all the difference in the world. I have changed mentally as well as physically. My self-esteem has risen and I am so proud of the work I put into my body and my results. I am so happy I made the decision to get revision surgery. Since then I love that I can now walk up the stairs without feeling like I can’t catch my breath. I am so much healthier now.

Not only would I recommend New Jersey Bariatric Center, I already have. I am living proof that my revision surgery plus the lifestyle changes that I made, works. I know that if i had not gotten the surgery, I would have never gotten this far in my weight loss journey.

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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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