February Patient of the Month Yael James

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Let me start by saying that my decision to have weight loss surgery with GSBWC was the best one I’ve ever made! I’d been struggling with my weight most of my adult life. Starting with the birth of my first child. And it’s been a 30 year battle. I’d tried different weight loss programs, with some success, but none with lasting results. But in the last several years my weight had ballooned to 274 lbs. I had high blood pressure and was starting to feel pain in my knees and feet. I knew I had to do something. I had 2 very good friends who’d had weight loss surgery and both were happier and healthier and looked fantastic.

I started to wonder if that could happen to me as well! When I mentioned to my friends that I wanted to look into the possibility of having surgery myself, both unequivocally recommended their surgeon, Dr. Michael Bilof at GSBWC.

They both had nothing but rave reviews about Dr. B and sang his praises. And they were so right! I know God was working in my life when he directed me to Dr. Bilof. He is a caring and amazingly skilled surgeon who helped change my life! In just one year I’ve gone from 274 lbs and size 22 to 140 bs and size 4/6. It’s almost hard for me to believe!

Life is amazing right now. I feel so much better! My feet don’t hurt anymore. I can walk up the flight of stairs at work without being out of breath. And clothes shopping is fun again! Thank you Dr. Bilof and the wonderful team at GSBWC for giving me my life back