October Patient Of The Month

October Patient Of The Month  Garden State Bariatrics & Wellness Center

I’ve struggled with weight gain for the past 10 years. I had always been thin, but around age 26, poor eating habits and my love of food caused me to really pack on the pounds. I tried all kinds of weight loss diets, but nothing seemed to work. Then a friend of mine recommended Garden State Bariatrics to me and told me about her experience with Dr. Bilof. After sitting with the doc and explaining my ultimate weight goal of being 220lbs, Dr. Bilof recommended the Duodenal Switch surgery. I looked into it, researched it, talked it over with family and ultimately decided to proceed with the recommended option. Prior to surgery, my heaviest weight was 374 lbs. I was wearing a size 4x shirt, a 58 waist pants and had to shop in stores for big and tall men. Today I weigh 203lbs, wear a size medium shirt and 34 waist pants. And now I shop in regular stores.

Since my surgery, I’ve become an avid runner and cyclist. I’ve run 5 races so far this year and rode over 150 miles on my bicycle. I’m scheduled to compete in my first half marathon in October in Atlantic City, NJ. None of this would have been possible without Dr. Bilof and his amazing team.  They made me feel welcome in a judgment free environment at every office visit, from the very beginning. I would like to thank Dr. Bilof and his team for giving me a second chance at life!

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