Our patients at Birmingham Minimally Invasive come to us from all over the Birmingham area, the state of Alabama, and beyond. They all come to us with different health issues and situations. They all come to us with different goals. They may come to us for different types of surgeries, but the thing that everyone has in common is that they want to get healthier and lose weight.
The journey is different for every patient, and it will be different for you, too.
Biggest wins from weight loss surgery at Birmingham Minimally Invasive
In this post, we will share some of the biggest wins a few of our patients have shared with us. In sharing them with you, we hope you will see that success can take on many forms, and oftentimes, the results are much better than what our patients could have ever imagined.
Elizabeth — healthy eating
“Since gastric sleeve surgery, while I tend to crave a variety of things, I’d say I eat very healthy most days, and I even feel out of sync if I don’t have a small salad as part of a meal at least once a day. That’s not to say that I don’t still eat things that might be considered unhealthy, but I rarely want them since they typically make me feel bad afterward. I definitely crave unhealthy stuff a whole lot less than I did before, and for someone who was always able to pack it in, it’s nice to have an internal governor that makes me want to stop after only a bite or two.”
Lisa — freedom from medications
“Immediately after beginning to lose weight, I was able to live without my diabetes medication. I was no longer diabetic. I no longer had high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, or sleep apnea. Just being free from all of those diseases and corresponding medications so quickly was a huge surprise to me.”
Amber — active lifestyle
“After surgery, I have never felt so confident. My family is proud of me, and I’m proud of myself. I am very active now, and I love it. I enjoy exercising, kayaking, hiking, and keeping up with my active kids! I also love getting dressed up and going out now, whether it be dinner with my husband or going to the movies with my friends. I actually enjoy getting ready and feeling comfortable in my own skin.”
Natalie — never sits down
“I am so much more active now. I never sit down. Before, I would get home from work and immediately go to the couch, but now I have the energy and ability to do anything I want.”
Tami — playing with son
“Little things like being able to cross my legs again are exciting, but one of the best things is being able to play with my son. We can go outside and run around together, and I don’t have to worry about if I’m going to lose my breath. Now that I’ve had my surgery, shopping for clothes is fun again. I can wear different things. I can go into a store and buy outfits off the rack. I don’t have to special order anything or worry about if it will fit.”
Patty — great recovery process
“The recovery process after surgery was really good for me. I was only out of work for two weeks. It was a big plus to have such a short recovery time. Doing the surgery laparoscopically made it possible for me to have minimal downtime, so I could get back to my normal life. I didn’t have to miss much work, and I haven’t experienced any problems since the surgery.”
As you can see, becoming more active is a common theme for many people who have had weight loss surgery. Above all else, we want you to be able to live an active, healthy, happy life. We would love to talk to you more to see if gastric sleeve surgery, gastric bypass surgery, or the LAP-BAND could be the answer for you.
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Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery is a caring group of professionals who specialize in all types of bariatric surgery. Our surgeon Dr. Jay Long has highly specialized training in bariatric surgery, having completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, where he focused on taking care of patients that are morbidly obese. And we are so proud of our pricing that we publish the costs right on the front page of our website! Insurance won’t pay? We have a variety of financing options we can offer you so that you are able to get the healthy body you’ve wanted for years. Visit us today at http://www.bmisurgery.com/ or give us a call to set up a consultation at 205-833-6907.