He had one last chance to beat diabetes, and bariatric surgery saved his life

Dan struggled with his weight most of his life and had severe diabetes until he had to make a change.

Many patients have tried various tactics to lose weight for years before they finally seriously consider bariatric surgery.

“It got to the point where my doctor told me, ‘This is your last chance to get your diabetes under control.’” Dan says, “I was becoming insulin resistant because I was taking so much insulin at the time. That was my biggest concern.”

“Every time I woke up, I was constantly tired,” Dan says. “I could not walk half a mile.”

Many times, it is other health concerns such as diabetes, heart conditions or pain in joints that bring patients to the bariatrics option. Register for a seminar or schedule a consultation with a specialist today. By attending a free informational seminar at Ascension in Wisconsin either in person or online, you can better understand your options, meet doctors and hear from other patients who have overcome similar challenges.

At the advice of his doctors, Dan underwent a gastric bypass. Before his surgery, Dan weighed 255, and with surgery, he lost about 100 pounds.

“The biggest reaction was from my family. They are in California, and we don’t travel to see them often. I got out of the car, and my sister was in tears, my brother was in tears. It was just the best reaction.” Dan says, “The best part is when you go through your closet and you have nothing to wear!”

At Ascension in southeast Wisconsin, our weight loss doctors, care teams and bariatric surgeons will guide and support you through every step of your journey. Whether you want to lose weight with a lifestyle change or you are considering weight loss surgery, we have a variety of options that can make a difference in the health and lives of many patients. We deliver nonsurgical and surgical treatments such as a gastric band, the newer gastric sleeve procedure or a gastric bypass. And we can help with revisions of previous weight loss surgeries.

Dan Took the First Step to Feel Better.

At Ascension in southeast Wisconsin, we are fully prepared to deliver the bariatrics and weight management care patients need, with strict precautions in place for the safety of patients in our care:

  • Staggering appointments and limiting people in waiting rooms to allow for proper social distancing
  • Continuing to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Screening patients, visitors, doctors, nurses and care teams before they enter
  • Extensively cleaning and disinfecting all areas more often

Ready to help you move your weight-loss goals forward. Sign up for a free seminar to find out more.

Attending a free informational seminar in person or online can also help patients better understand options, meet doctors in the care team or hear from other patients who have had and overcome similar challenges.

Talk with a doctor about your health goals. We’ll help you more safely and more effectively lose weight. Our doctors start by listening to your concerns and discuss a personalized care plan that can help you lose and manage your weight for a lifetime.

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