• Gerald M. before
    Before
    Gerald M. after
    After
    Gerald M.
    Surgery Performed

    Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

    Weight Loss

    80 lbs

Despite my continued efforts, I soon plateaued, and my weight remain stagnant no matter what I did.

My Personal Testimony on Bariatric Surgery

As a physician, I know all too well the importance of maintaining a healthy weight and BMI. Getting there was another story!

How could I, as an endocrinologist, expect my patients to lose weight when their own doctor was morbidly obese? So, four years ago I began my own weight loss journey. I began to eat healthy, joined a gym, worked diligently with a personal trainer 4-5 days per week, and over the next few years I was able to lose 50 pounds. Despite my continued efforts, I soon plateaued, and my weight remain stagnant no matter what I did.

In May 2017, I decided to proceed with bariatric surgery under the care of Dr. Joel Sebastien, M.D., and on August 29, 2017 I underwent gastric vertical sleeve surgery in the outpatient surgery Center at the Florida Health Care Plans facility in Orange City. I received superb care from Dr. Sebastien, the operating room nurses and anesthesiology staff members, and my surgical experience was better than I ever imagined.

Since my surgery, I have lost an additional 80 pounds, and the transformation has been nothing short of a miracle! I continue to eat healthy, and work-out 4-5 days per week. And the best part is that my patients have seen this healthy transformation and continue to encourage me on my journey to better health!

I received superb care from Dr. Sebastien, the operating room nurses and anesthesiology staff members, and my surgical experience was better than I ever imagined.