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Mahopac Man Sees Dramatic Weight Loss Since Bariatric Surgery At PHC

Mahopac resident Louis Valentino, a bus driver for Putnam County, has shed 92 pounds since having weight-loss surgery at Putnam Hospital Center in September.
Mahopac resident Louis Valentino, a bus driver for Putnam County, has shed 92 pounds since having weight-loss surgery at Putnam Hospital Center in September. Photo Credit: Marcela Rojas, Putnam Hospital Center

CARMEL, N.Y. – Over the last six months, Louis Valentino has seen his energy level rise, the pain in his knee fall and his physical abilities improve dramatically.

“I feel fantastic,” said Valentino, 64, of Mahopac.

Valentino had weight-loss surgery at Putnam Hospital Center on Sept. 17, specifically a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, where the stomach is reduced by 85 to 90 percent.

He has since shed 92 pounds from his original 377-pound frame and is very optimistic about continuing on his weight-loss journey. His initial goal is to reach 270 pounds, he said.

“I will break the 100-pound mark and keep going,” Valentino said.

Valentino opted for the procedure because of various issues related to his weight, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Today, his blood counts are good, he said.

“Things couldn’t be better,” he said.

For more information on the weight-loss surgery program at Putnam Hospital Center, contact bariatrics coordinator Cheryl Madonna at 845-230-4797.

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