Dr. Bhoyrul shares a memorable LAP-BAND® bariatric surgery patient success story.
If you go to our Web site, lajollasurgical.com, you will meet our patients and you will meet one of our young ladies there who recently had a LAP-BAND®.
She had lost about 100 pounds in a year and of course that was very gratifying for her, but really the success of her is not so much the fact that she lost weight.
It’s the fact that when she came to see us she was a single mom. She didn’t have a job. She really had a lot of health issues that are directly associated with obesity and she had a lot of questionable eating habits.
So when she saw us we worked with her. We got her to make better food choices. The defining moment was when she said to me that the reason she came to see me was her 5-year-old son said, “I can’t get my arms around you mom.” And that for her was an epiphany, that’s the reason that she decided it was time to come and see the doctor.
So she came to see us. We fixed her eating habits. We got her in an exercise program. We did a Lap Band on her. Sure enough she has lost 100 pounds, but it’s more than that.
She has a much better relationship with her son. She has found a job. It’s not unusual that when people lose weight their pursuit is being much more successful.
She is now engaged to be married and all these things happen as a direct result, not necessarily of her having a LAP-BAND®, but of her empowering herself, of her deciding that she was going to take control of her life. She was going to be in charge, and as part of that she came to see us and she had a LAP-BAND®, and she has had a complete life transformation.
And as I say, go to our Web site and you will get to see a video interview of her.
About Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul, M.D.:
Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul, M.D., is the award-winning surgeon in charge of the bariatric surgery program at La Jolla Weight Management. He is a fellowship-trained specialist in laparoscopic surgery and an attending surgeon at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California and Alvarado Hospital in San Diego. Previously, Dr. Bhoyrul was the head of general surgery and surgical director of bariatric surgery at the Scripps Clinic. Each year since 2005, Dr. Bhoyrul has been selected by his peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America.” He was also honored with San Diego’s “Top Doctor” award for 2008.