Wayne Hagman's starting weight was 394.His wife says, "Since my husband's surgery, our family life has changed drastically :)
*He can walk/run up stairs without having a massive heart attack;
*He's riding roller coasters and walking around theme parks.
*No longer hiding in corners when people are around, and socializing.
*We can sit at booths at a restaurants, no longer having to wait for a table.
*He can run around with our younger son Alex, and he's much more calmer and friendlier than ever before.
He's more active, and I can't tell you how much more smiling he's doing these days..
I really am looking for to the second half of our lives..
Thank you for giving my husband a better way of living!
Thank you for finding his smile..."
Alana writes, " I was overweight my entire childhood until I had this surgery, when I was 30 years old. Thinking back, I missed out on many opportunities and pleasures I could have experienced had I not been overweight. However, I am able to put that behind me and focus on all of the positive experiences that the surgery has created for me!"
Alana after a 130-pound weight loss. She says, "Regarding my medical conditions, I no longer need medication to control a condition called pseudo tumor cerebri. I was told this condition is common in obese females and can be cured with weight loss. This condition could potentially cause blindness and that scared me. All of my symptoms, headaches, ringing in ears and pressure on optic nerve, have subsided and I am considered cured!"
Restaurant owner Scott Lentini struggled with obesity-related illnesses?diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea. At 250 pounds, he underwent the gastric sleeve bariatric weight loss procedure.
Scott has already lost 115 pounds in 13 months, almost 50% of his previous weight. He couldn’t be happier with the results. He family doctor has taken him off all medications to treat diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol; his sleep apnea is a distant memory.
Brian Borden, 26, at 400 pounds. He to undergo a bariatric weight loss solution because both sides of his family had a history of heart disease and diabetes. Working with the Fire Department EMS, he found he weight was a barrier to his ability to optimally perform his physically demanding role.
Brian dropped 88 pounds since his revisional surgery in just seven months. He has lost a total of 180 pounds. "I’m almost half of who I used to be,” laughs Brian. His pant size dropped from a 56-inch waist to a 36-inch waist
Laura Crosbie is shown here in February 2012 weighing 260 pounds on the day she attended Dr. Sowemimo's information seminar. As of Sept. 16, 2012, she now weighs184 pounds
"I can't believe how different my life is from just this time last year. My rheumatologist and I were one step away from looking into disability because I was always in too much pain to keep a job. Now I go running and lift weights and best of all I work!"
I just wanted to reach out to you to say thank you! I have not been back to see you since my post surge check up. I am doing well. I have lost 100 lbs. I feel great. It's all thanks to you! What a great gift you have given me and so many others through your good work. Thank you again.
Raritan Bay Medical Center employee, Jeffrey Walker.
Now three months post-op, Jeffrey has already lost 58 pounds, thanks to the surgery and a strong personal support system. -58 pounds in 3 months! Because he works nights, it is hard for him to attend the hospital’s monthly support group meetings, but he is thankful for the 24/7 access to the online support group on ObesityHelp.com,
At 251 pounds here, Adrianne Caldwell took charge and underwent a sleeve gastrectomy.
After losing 112 pounds in 14 months, she is now on our Prime Surgicare Customized Maintenance Program because she has reached her goal weight, 131 pounds. Her clothing size has gone from size 22 to 4-6.
"Six months since my surgery and what a journey it has been! I have met so many good friends and mentors from your practice Dr Seun and you will never know how truly grateful I am for the gift you have given me!
Down almost 80 pounds and 15 more to go-final stretch! You make miracles happen everyday and I am thrilled to be one of them! Thank You, Thank You, Thank you!
Tammy Porter didn't have any before images (not unusual).
She had Gastric Bypass at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold.
Initial weight - 283 lbs.
99% weight loss.
Initial weight - 283 lbs
Now - 128 lbs
She has achieved a 99% weight loss.
Today's weight: 128 lbs
Beth Ann didn't have any before images...
Initial Weight - 252 lbs
46% weight loss
On June 28, 2012, Beth Ann underwent a vertical sleeve gastrectomy at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge. Dr. Adeyeri, medical director of the Institute for Weight Loss at RBMC was her doctor. Current Weight - 199.5 lbs.
Initial Weight - 252 lbs
Current Weight - 199.5 lbs
46% weight loss
Robert Pettus (no before image avail.):
Gastric Bypass - 2/22/12
CentraState Medical Center
Robert Pettus didn't have a before image but kindly shared this image 10 months after gastric bypass.
Initial Weight - 419.6
Current Weight (12/14/12) - 299 lbs
44% weight loss
Mr. Pettus drops in to see Dr. Adeyeri after a 44 percent weight loss (Feb. 12 to Dec. 12).
“Two years today I had life changing surgery. It was the best decision I have every made in my life. I feel GREAT! Thank you Dr. Seun you and your staff are the BEST. You saved my life and the support of my family and friends really helped. I LOVE all and Thank You! Life is good!!!!”