Category Archives for "Results"

12 Steps for Success After Weight Loss Surgery

“83 lbs down and only 20 lbs to go until I hit my goal...I haven’t felt this great in years!”

“So proud of my husband Jesse. 200 lbs in just over a year!”

“Just got back from my 6-month follow up...My cholesterol is down to 111, my resting heart rate down to 68 (from 98), triglycerides are down to 83, and BMI down from 61 to 40!”

If these success stories match your personal goals, know that all of this is possible. These are all real weight loss success stories from patients of Dr. Metz who have gone through bariatric surgery and come out stronger and better on the other side.

Your weight loss journey does not begin or end with bariatric surgery. It involves a clear plan, dedicated effort, and permanent lifestyle changes that will ultimately give you back your health. With the help of our expert team and your own personal grit, you can have a success story just like these patients.

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We are a no judgement zone – come see us when you are struggling

I saw a woman in the office yesterday who has been struggling with major life stress, and, as a result, has been gaining weight over the past few years since her surgery. She wanted to come see me years ago, but was embarrassed by her weight gain. Please, do not be embarrassed to come see me. We are all in this fight together, and my Team has some great techniques to help folks get back on track. Stress causes increases in cortisol, which can lead to weight gain. Combined with time constraints limiting access to exercise, and stress eating, weight can begin to creep back. Come see me so we can help each other, and let’s get healthy together!

Why I do what I do

A little over a year ago, a gentleman in a wheelchair, with severe Parkinson’s disease, came into my office for a consult. He was over 500 lbs, and could barely care for himself, let alone for his family. He and I were both concerned that his weight-related medical problems were so severe that we would not be able to get him through surgery safely, but, without bariatric surgery, he was not likely to live much longer. We brought him into the hospital 3 days ahead of time to work on an aggressive medical plan to get him tuned up for surgery, and the procedure went very well. Some of the post op hurtles included needing his wheelchair to move around, high-dose Parkinson’s medications, and severe leg swelling. Additionally, several family members and staff were needed to help him with his daily activities. Today, just over 6 months after surgery, that man WALKED into my office. Yes, he walked. No wheelchair, no nursing staff, he walked, upright, into my office. He’s lost 135 lbs already, and has a new lease on life. That man (you know who you are) reminded me why I love what I do. I can’t thank you all enough for trusting my team and me with your lives, your loved ones, and for honoring me with your friendship. You all make it worthwhile. Thank you.

Work Your Butt Off

“It’s a great tool for me, but you still have to work your butt off.”

“I eat like a normal person now. I’ve learned better habits, but I still can’t eat a ton of food.”

A patient several years out from his sleeve, with a now normal BMI said the aforementioned things to me today in clinic. I happened to be at the front desk annoying our amazing office team when the gentleman in question walked into our waiting room. Had I not known he was coming in for an appointment, I never would have recognized him. He’s down over 130 pounds, and all the ladies were staring at him with approving eyes.

This particular patient was told by another physician that, had he not had bariatric surgery, he would not have lived to make today’s office appointment with me, and he is only in his middle 40’s.

I am so impressed with his dedication and perseverance, and I’m truly in awe of his family support system. He, like so many of our patients, is an inspiration to me. Thank you, Sir, for making my day today!

Let’s get healthy together!

Dr. Metz Named One of 6 Centers in the Country to Investigate the Loop Duodenal Switch Long Term

As a result of the outstanding success in our loop duodenal switch patients, I have been selected as one of six centers in the United States (alongside Duke University!) to have our patient data entered in the long-term study of the SIPS procedure (Stomach Intestinal Pylorus-Sparing Surgery). I have been invited to gather with the five other leaders in the field at an international scientific meeting being held in Boston later this month.

I would not possibly have achieved this highest quality status without the support of our amazing staff, but I owe the greatest of thanks to all of our patients who have agreed to participate in the on-going study. Your continued involvement is what helps advance the science of medicine, and helps keep all of our patients safe.

Thank you so much for all of your support.

Let’s get healthy together!