WLS Nov 1998, one year later I have lost 177 pounds, my waist has gone from 62" down to 40", my cholesterol number has gone from 488 before surgery to 131 now, before surgery I was an out of control diabetic taking maximum dosages of medication to try to control my blood sugar levels but now I pass the glucose tolerance test and take no diabetic medication: I am cured of diabetes, my hypertension is now control with a single medication, low back and other joint pain is gone, and among many other things I am now more socially accepted by family - friends - and even strangers!
Please visit my web site where you can find lots of information for the pre-op as well as the post-op WLS patient. When you get to my web site scroll down to the "Table of Contents" and just scan over all the topics I have to offer. If you are looking for something that I do not have, just drop me an email and I will try to help you find what you are looking for.
I weigh 180 pounds and have lost 182 pounds, I am now less than half of what I was before surgery.
Weight Loss Sugery is a good thing!
Thank You for taking the time to visit.
This photo is 1 year after
surgery- I am at my Goal
Surgeon: George S. M. Cowan, Jr. M.D.
| Before Surgery||362|
| 6 months after surgery||235.3|
George Cowan, Jr., M.D.
Dr. Cowan is a Memphis bariatric surgeon and was recently President of the International
Federation for the Surgery of Obesity. This federation consist of no less than 14 national
and regional obesity surgery societies worldwide.
Dr. Cowan is a professor of surgery at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He serves
as the director of the of the University of Tennessee Medical Group Obesity Wellness
Dr. Cowan is a member of the Board of the American College of Nutrition and is
co-editor-in-chief of the international journal, Obesity Surgery. He is also the immediate
past-president of the Memphis Surgical Society.
Blue Cross / Blue Shield PPO, Metro Care
Letter from doctor with all information mailed by doctor on Aug 3, 1998 - Approval Letter from Insurance Company dated Sept 3rd only 30 days later.