Surgery Date:

January 2016

Weight Loss After 1 Year:

127 pounds

The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery has changed my life in so many different ways. I am able to do more now than I was prior to surgery—things I never thought I would be able to do! I now do activities such as yoga, kickboxing and hiking in the Myakka woods.

Dr. Fitzgerald was a great surgeon, who took the time to explain how the surgery would go pre-operatively and post-operatively, and how my life would change. The staff at SMH’s comprehensive bariatric program was so supportive in every way, and I cannot imagine having gone through with this life-altering decision without each and every one of them.

I had no idea that my entire way of living would be so dramatically enhanced. When people ask me if I would have the surgery again, without even second-guessing myself, the answer will always be a resounding “Yes!”

~ L.F., patient of Dr. T. Patrick Fitzgerald