Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Saved My Life

Dr. Jason F. Moy
Dr. Brian T. Chin
Daniel Roman
June 8, 2022
Gastric Sleeve Surgery Saved My Life

My name is Kathy I made my first appointment in March of 2017 with Dr. Chin. I was 304 pounds at my first weigh-in. Dr. Chin explained to me how I was a great candidate for the sleeve surgery and that we could get it done in three months. He also identified a venous issue in my left leg which was causing discoloration and improper blood flow to/from the foot, to my surprise after years of hearing "I don't know" from other physicians Dr. Chin easily corrected the issue. My surgery day was July 18, 2017. The day before surgery, I had a check-in appointment with Dr. Chin. I had a lot of different emotions going on and I was a real mess. He gave me an encouraging pat on the shoulder and said, "don't worry, tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life." The surgery was easy - I spent just one night in the hospital. I'll be honest, the first six months after surgery was a learning process, mentally and emotionally. Within 2 years the weight had melted off of me.

Today, May 23, 2022, I just turned 50 in October, I am 5 years 10 months post-op and I am a size 4/6 & 125lbs for the first time in my life. I'm no longer borderline diabetic or taking blood pressure medications. My goal now is to just maintain this weight forever and I'm confident that I can. So for those of us daydreaming about changing ourselves and waking up in a different healthy body, "I AM LIVING THAT DREAM!!" Dr. Chin has made this possible for me and so much more. The pure enjoyment I feel in being physically able to just complete day-to-day tasks is simply amazing.

Gastric sleeve surgery isn't a fix-all--it's a life-saving tool to help one achieve successful weight loss and keep it off. Dr. Chin said that I am the picture of an excellent success story. I wish I'd done it sooner, but the reality is that overthinking it, just held me back from really living & achieving my best life. Dr. Chin is a fantastic surgeon. He takes pride in what he does and I've seen the true joy it brings him being able to help people transform their lives and get healthy. I've lost so much weight that people who I've known for 20+ years don't even recognize me. I've lost 179 pounds since the consult and I have to say it feels better than just fantastic! Words cannot express how profoundly grateful I am to Dr. Chin and his staff for having given me the opportunity for a second chance at a healthy life, it's never too late!

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BASS Bariatric Surgery Center offers some of the best bariatric care in northern California. Dr. Brian Chin and Dr. Jason Moy have years of experience in bariatric surgery and continue to change lives on a daily basis. Finding out you do not have bariatric benefits offered by insurance should not stop you from receiving this life-changing procedure. Visit our site to learn more about bariatric surgery and call (925) 281-3711 to book a consultation today!

About The Author

Daniel Roman, Content Writer

Daniel Roman is a Digital Content Writer at BASS Medical Group. He received his Masters in Journalism from UC Berkeley in 2021. Daniel has published multiple newspaper articles covering public health issues. His latest was a magazine cover story on pandemics and diseases that he co-wrote with Dr. Elena Conis, a historian of medicine, public health, and the environment.

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