"I have lost about 140 pounds so far and have gained so much more than a scale could ever measure. I have a new body, a new outlook on life and a new confidence in myself. Words cannot explain the difference this procedure has made in my life. Medically, physically, emotionally and mentally, I am like a new woman!"
"Before, I was unable to do the things I wanted to do. Now, I can do things I never thought possible.
Before, I was limited in what I could do. Now, I have accomplished what I never thought I would.
Before, I could get by. Now, I fly."
If you are considering having surgery to treat obesity, the first step is to find a comprehensive program such as the Center for Obesity Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. The staff includes a nurse practitioner and registered dietitian, both experts in post-surgical weight management, who are readily available to patients.