I am a 37 year old Type 1 diabetic, my current bmi is 39.9 and I am just over 100 lbs overweight. I do very well with controlling my diabetes but I have had a weight problem for the last 20 years. I am really concerned that if I do not get the weight off that I am really putting myself at risk for a heart attack or stroke not to mention the toll all the insulin is doing to my body. In order to keep my blood glucose level in check I have had to increase my insulin requirements over the last 2 years quite a bit. The more insulin I take the more weight I gain. I have tried everything to lose the weight. I am not considering this surgery for cosmetic reasons. I have a very loving husband and we have been together long enough now that we see eachother from the inside not the outside. I desperately need to lose the weight so that I can be around to enjoy life. I have a really hard time exercising right now because it hurts. I average throwing my back out at lease once a year. I soooo want to participate in life.
Surgeon: Fernando Bonanni
My first impression of Dr. Bonanni was good, not great but good. I did alot of research on this Doctor before I actually met him. His office staff is absolutely great and Paula Beam cannot be beat. She is this Doctors firt Lap RNY patient. She looks wonderful.
This office has a great before and after care program. They really hold you responsible for your care and getting the things together that need be. The staff at this office and the doctor let you know all the risks and benefits to the surgery. You definitely go into this very well informed.
keystone Health Plan, East