weight loss surgery Tag

This is my story.I have always struggled with my weight since I was a young child. I was always the heaviest kid in my class. The only time I was picked first for a sports event was tug of war. (LOL) Wonder why? Being a confident person, I managed to go through life being a larger person. I can recall many times, events, scenarios where I was very uncomfortable due to my weight and managed to smile on the outside but was crushing emotionally on the inside because I KNOW that society does judges larger people. I have tried many...

First of all, I want to thank Georgetown Bariatrics and Dr. Smith for giving me the opportunity to share a little bit about my journey. I’ve struggled with my weight for the majority of my adult life. After years of dieting and trying different things, I was completely frustrated with my weight. I would lose weight quickly and then gain it back, sometimes even gaining more than when I started! After getting back up to 280 pounds, I was miserable. I did not want to look at myself in the mirror nor did I want to be photographed. I had...

Winter is coming. It’s a sad but definite reality. Along with the cold temperatures and disappearance of sunshine, come the winter blues. This is a real phenomenon for EVERYONE, it just hits certain people harder than others. You’ve got all kinds of great momentum built up and we want to make sure that we don’t lose out on our progress in the winter… so what can we do??One solution is LIGHT. That’s right, the seemingly small detail of less sunlight actually is a HUGE deal to all of us. To combat this, technology gives us the infrared light. This light...

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...

"I am so grateful for everyone on my journey.  I feel so good and have so much energy that I don't know what to do with it all"Results may vary.  Specific results are not guaranteed and are a result of the individual customized weight loss plan for each patient, along with exercise, diet, and lifestyle changes....

I researched WLS for several years but as the mother of a medically fragile child, I was worried something would go wrong and I needed to stay here and be Hannah’s mom. But over time, my age and my weight got to a point where I needed to do something to stay and be Hannah’s mom. Thankfully, the advances in the gastric sleeve were encouraging. So the reasons for not having surgery back then became the very same reasons I wanted to have it now. Why do I recommend Georgetown Bariatrics?  Being the mom of a medically fragile child who has endured countless medical procedures and...

After losing around 120 pounds I have a different outlook on life. I am able to breathe better. I no longer have high blood pressure or high cholesterol. I am now able to do things that I couldn’t before or was severely limited to do. Having the gastric sleeve was the best decision I ever made.~ Anthony Hockensmith...

Chris Brierly lost over 60lbs in 6 months post op.  Results may vary.  Specific results are not guaranteed and are a result of the individual customized weight loss plan for each patient, along with exercise, diet, and lifestyle changes....

Hopeless, that is how I felt at the beginning of 2015.  I was starting another year reflecting on the weight I hadn’t lost in the previous year and thinking about the weight I wanted to lose that year.  My weight has been a problem for me since I was 5; I was always the “you have such a pretty face you just need to lose the weight” girl.  In March 2015 something changed and I knew if I didn’t change I wouldn’t be there for my family.  So I did my research on different bariatric centers in the area and...

September 1, 2015 was the day I got a second chance to live my life. Before that day I thought I was living life but I slowly realized I was just surviving. I had decided I was going to have the gastric sleeve done at Georgetown Community Hospital with Dr. Smith. I always wanted to be an adventurous person but at over 350 pounds the scale determines what you can do. Its funny how the simple things in life that the average size person takes for granted. Like being treated like a normal person instead of a fat person. I...