As a football player on the offensive and defensive line, it was always a good thing to be bigger than everyone else. I had played those positions for most of my life and always kept the weight on. I would always eat and eat and eat. Losing weight had been an uphill battle for me. I’ve tried it all — Weight watchers, Atkins, keto, the egg diet and more. Nothing ever seemed to work. Every diet I tried would work a little then I’d gain the weight back and then some. It seemed as if I would never win my fight with the scaleWhen I was 420lbs, I started dieting and exercising and got down to 356lbs but after some time the weight started coming back – even though I continued to go to the gym. Then one day, my fiancé told me she was going to have the gastric sleeve. Dr. Goyal performed her procedure and I watched as she began losing a lot of weight. Tired of dieting, I said to myself “maybe this is the way”, so I made an appointment with New Jersey Bariatric Center.

Dr. Goyal gave me the ‘all clear’ and he performed the gastric sleeve procedure. It was a fresh start for me. It gave me the motivation I needed to move towards my goal of being healthy. I will not waste this blessing.

The doctors and staff were there with me every single step of the way. If I had a question for them they had an answer. When I would talk to the staff and my medical team I could see in their eyes that they were really listening to what I had to say.They really cared about me and my weight loss struggles.

The old me is no longer here. That individual died when I had my surgery, and I was reborn. This is the new me. My health has done a complete 180. I’m more motivated at work, my home life has improved drastically, and I’m 100% happier. I am faster, stronger, and better at everything. I feel as if nothing can stand in my way and nothing can stop me!

Since my weight loss, I love that I can now make it up a flight of stairs without being out of breath. I love that I wake up feeling refreshed and not tired because I’m not heavy anymore. I love that I can run a mile and keep going. And, I love that my back, knees, and legs don’t hurt anymore when I walk. New Jersey Bariatric Center is better than any other office out there. The doctors? No one comes close to them. The nutritionists team t is more educated in their field than anyone else I’ve dealt with.

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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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