MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Obesity affects every aspect of a person’s life, and often family members as well. This was the case for Lisa Marcus . A personal tragedy, and subsequent depression and grief, contributed to Lisa’s loss of control of her weight. As her weight increased, the ensuing health conditions she developed were mounting.
Dieting had failed to reverse the effects of obesity. Lisa faced a dire prognosis from her doctor: high risk of dying early, or high risk of stroke and possible disability. As a mother and wife with a career in healthcare, these were unacceptable choices.
While results may vary based on the individual, bariatric surgery, whether it's gastric bypass, lap band surgery or sleeve gastrectomy, can produce the best results for achieving long-term success. Surgical weight loss has been shown to effectively treat type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea.
A quality surgical weight loss program should include:
- Thorough education
- Comprehensive evaluation
- Diligent preparation of mind and body
Lisa’s journey through surgical weight loss made it possible for her to restore her health, and even be an inspiration to her son. Watch Lisa’s story above.
To learn more about Northern Westchester Hospital Surgical Weight Loss Program.