Hear from Doreen,
our former ESG patient

It’s been a lifesaver, 
life-changing for me. 
I’m so glad I did it.

Hear from Courtney,
our former Revision patient

From 165 to 118 pounds – revision procedure was life-changing. It’s not an end-all, but with work and dedication, the results are worth it. Do it!

My Story

I chose this procedure because I’ve been overweight my entire life. I’m 73 and I had tried every single diet imaginable. My health was in jeopardy and this was a deal for me. I mean, I had no qualms about it. I had to do this. I chose Dr. Jirapinyo because she was recommended by my PCP.

My initial contact with her was amazing. She put my mind at rest and I had total confidence that this procedure was the right one for me. And I’m so glad that I did it. I mean, it’s been a lifesaver. Everything is in check now. My life has changed so much. I’ve got more energy. I’ve increased all my physical activities.

I can keep up with my nine grandchildren and I just feel great. You know, I just keep increasing all my activities to Zumba and spinning. I have no dietary issues, from the procedure whatsoever. It’s so easy for me to keep in control of my food intake and it’s been a lifesaver, life-changing for me and they’re a great team and total confidence 
I’m so glad I did it.

My Story

What made you decide to seek out a revision procedure?

I got the first bypass surgery done in 2004. The revision was done 15 years later with Dr. Jirapinyo. In 2004, I weighed 215 pounds and was 4’ 11”. I was severely overweight. I was in an abusive relationship, and I was down on self-esteem. I tried to exercise, but nothing seemed to be working. I heard about gastric bypass and was really nervous. After the surgery, I saw results immediately. I had a new view on life and was able to keep my weight off for many years.

Then, 15 years later, I started seeing the same thing happen. It felt like my stomach muscles were expanding. It was the nighttime cravings. Even when I tried to be disciplined, I found myself being hungry more often. I decided to pursue a revision procedure with Dr. Jirapinyo in 2019.

What was your experience like with the revision procedure?

It was a great experience. I felt really good after that one. I was really trying to push it. I was around 165 lbs., and I think I got down to 118 lbs.

The only downside is that people don’t think it’s that big of a deal. It was an emotional rollercoaster, not being able to have normal food during the first few weeks, especially if you cook for your family. That’s the hardest part. But it’s life-changing.

Is there anything you would like to tell others who are considering undergoing a revision procedure?

Do it. But do it with the mindset that it’s not going to be an end-all. You do have to put in a lot of work. You get out of it what you put into it.

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