Patient Story

Bariatric Surgery and Heart Health

By Sacred Heart Staff July 20, 2018

Are you a heart attack waiting to happen? That’s our question of the day for the Sacred Heart Surgical Weight Loss team in Pensacola.

According to the American Heart Association, 70 million Americans are either overweight or obese. Obesity is a medical condition that significantly increases the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Obesity interferes your body’s ability to more oxygen and nutrients through the bloodstream to the heart muscle and other organs.

This patient story describes how bariatric surgery with immersive weight loss education and support has improved one man’s heart health and chronic medical conditions

Jeffrey’s Story

Jeffrey underwent gastric bypass surgery at the Sacred Heart Surgical Weight Loss Center in May 2017. By August 2017, he had already lost 76 pounds and was down three pants’ sizes. Jeffrey is now off medication for high blood pressure and has been able to be more active with his three sons. He says the surgery has given him a new outlook on life and a newfound confidence in himself.

The Sacred Heart Weight Loss Center in Pensacola, Florida specializes in treating obesity, especially those chronic health conditions. The doctors have extensive surgical expertise with many types of bariatric procedures, including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and revisional procedures. By creating an individualized plan for both before and after your weight loss surgery, our patients experience successful, sustainable weight loss and can begin again to live their life to the fullest. To learn more, call 850-416-7546 and visit Center for Surgical Weight Loss

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