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Bernita Lost 122 Lbs.*

By New Jersey Bariatric Center Staff


Since I was 9 years old I had been overweight. The weight kept accumulating throughout the years into my adulthood. When I turned 21 I started to actively try to lose weight. I joined weight watchers with my mother, hired a personal trainer and also tried portion control with my food. None of it worked.  When I was working or on my feet for a long period of time, I was in excruciating pain.  I saw photos of myself and knew I needed to do something when I saw how big my arms looked. 

The turning point for me came when I was in labor with my child. The doctor who gave me the epidural suggested that I try to lose the weight.

Gastric sleeve surgery helped me reach my goals by helping me reduce my overall food intake. The doctors and staff at New Jersey Bariatric Center were extremely patient and kind. They understood that this was a life changing experience. The dietitians helped me stay on track with my food, understand what I should be eating and made sure I was getting the necessary vitamins.

Since surgery and losing the weight I have so much more energy and I move much faster. I am more confident in doing activities outside my home. I’m able to wear clothes that I have always wanted to wear but couldn’t before. I love that I can now feel comfortable in my own skin!

I would recommend NJBC to someone who is considering weight loss surgery because of the warm staff that they have. I never felt uncomfortable or rushed through anything. The staff helped me before surgery and after to ensure I had the results I wanted and of course the results I worked for. I can honestly say Dr. Goyal and the staff are amazing and continue to help me maintain my weight loss.

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