14 May Greg Emmons
My name is Greg Emmons. I had tried numerous diets over the last twenty years and with each diet there was failure. My weight had ballooned up to 325lbs. I had Type 2 diabetes was on insulin, and was taking high blood pressure and high cholesterol medications. I had always led a very active lifestyle, but with this tremendous weight gain I found it very difficult to even accomplish simple tasks. I attended the first weight loss seminar class at Georgetown Bariatrics and after listening to each of Dr. Smith’s team members, I felt this might be for me. But after meeting Dr. Smith, I was sure I wanted to proceed with the gastric sleeve surgical procedure. I researched the surgery and continued to attend the seminars and began to prepare myself for the surgery working with each member of Dr. Smith’s staff. I was so impressed with the entire staff at Georgetown Bariatrics, this was not just another doctor’s appointment. They were a complete team of professionals dedicated to helping me be mentally and physically ready for the journey that was ahead.
I was approved for surgery and I had the surgery on April 2, 2018. It has now been a 13 months since the surgery and I have gone from 325lbs to 210lbs losing 115lbs!! I no longer take medications for diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. I feel with the help of Dr. Smith’s team I am eating more healthy, exercising and improving my overall health daily. I have heard people say this is the easy way out which is completely untrue. You have to dedicate yourself both mentally and physically in order for this to be for long term success. I encourage anyone to at least go listen and hear what Dr. Smith and his team have to say. It will change your life. But you must take the first step to begin your journey and allow Dr. Smith and his entire team to walk with you on this journey. Hopefully your journey will soon begin. My journey continues… Greg