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Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y): Rebecca M. (38)

BARIATRIC
PROCEDURE:

Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y)

EXCESS WEIGHT
LOSS TO DATE: 

150 lbs

BARIATRIC
SURGEON:

Dr. Hsin-Yi Chang 

I have gone down 10 dress sizes and lost 78 inches throughout my body. People I haven’t seen in a year don’t always recognize me. My overall experience with Dr. Chang would definitely be rated as 5 out of 5.

My Journey

I had gastric bypass in the summer of 2017, and the only thing I regret is not doing it sooner.  The time span between my first thoughts about surgery and my actual surgery was about a decade.  Before the surgery, I was pre-diabetic, had high cholesterol, had high triglycerides, elevated liver levels, and acid reflux.  In addition, I was always embarrassed about my appearance.  As a result, I would allow very few pictures to be taken of me. 

Now that I am a year out from surgery, I have lost 115 pounds.  I have gone down 10 dress sizes and lost 78 inches throughout my body. People I haven’t seen in a year don’t always recognize me. My acid reflux has resolved, and I no longer take medications for it.  In addition, my blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides are within the normal range, and my liver levels are stable. I work out regularly without difficulty, and I can run and play with children again. I feel younger. My body doesn’t hurt like it used to. I sleep soundly and have energy that I’ve never had before.

My overall experience with Dr. Chang would definitely be rated as 5 out of 5.  As soon as I met Dr. Chang, I knew I wanted her to be my surgeon.  She was straight forward and very clear on what the procedure would involve. She explained all the options in detail and answered all my questions. She not only made me feel comfortable with her but also confident with her surgical expertise.

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