Ryan S. - My Story

Ryan S. gastric sleeve success story

Gastric Sleeve |  2013 

My Life Before Surgery:

Before surgery, I always felt tired and had no energy. On my days off of work, I would stay home and watch TV or play video games. I didn't like to go out because I was really self conscious and felt embarrassed because of my weight. I tried to cover my weight with clothing.

I tried many diets. Nothing worked for me. I battled major anxiety, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, borderline diabetes and severe sleep apnea--I stopped breathing 98 times an hour while sleeping!

Making the Decision:

I was so tired of being fat and unhealthy. I wanted a better life and wanted to be around for my kids. I did all the research myself and at first I wanted adjustable gastric band, but after careful research I decided that the gastric sleeve was the best option for me.

My Barix Clinics Experience:

Barix Clinics is fantastic! I was treated very well, was well informed and my surgeon is just one awesome human being--he saved my life!

I wanted a place that all they did was bariatric surgery, not a place that just did it on the side.

The nutritionist was and is exceptional and she was there to help me every step of the way

How My Life Has Changed:

My life has changed dramatically! My life is way better. I was 6'1” and 489 pounds with a 54" waist. It’s been 1-1/2 year since my surgery and I now weigh 235 pounds with a 34" waist*. I use the "tool" I was given wisely. I no longer sit in the house watching TV. My confidence is better. I exercise 3-4 times a week and jog/run 2-3 miles 3-4 times a week. I watch what I eat and drink and stay away from carbonated beverages completely. I don't even drink beer anymore.

I don't have to worry about breaking chairs, sitting in restaurant booths or fitting on a toilet. I can bend over and tie my shoes without being out of breath. I no longer sweat profusely while standing in place. Everything is much better with weight loss and being healthy!!  

To Those Considering Bariatric Surgery:

If you want to change your life for the better, if you are tired of what you see in the mirror and know that's not you, if you want to be a better you than you are--the only one who can change that and make that decision to become healthy is you. Barix Clinics is here to help you become healthy!

*Results may vary

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