Debbie Kovich*

I am a patient of Dr Robert Marvin. It has been one year since I had the Gastric Sleeve. Best choice to save my life. Within a couple of months my A1c was normal , my blood pressure was normal and most importantly my cholesterol and triglycerides were in normal range. On the BMI scale I was Morbidly Obese and boy did I hate that term. Now I am three points from Normal as I am 6 ft tall. I had not been able to accomplish this for 20 years through dieting.

I love my post sleeve life. I never could have imagined this. I found the joyful happy woman I used to be. I have hope and optimism now that I thought I had lost forever. My worst day now is far better than my best day at my heaviest.

My heaviest was 323 pounds. My surgery weight the day I went in was 304. I am currently at 207. I wore a 26/28 clothing size and am now in a 14/16. I have loads of energy and I am so much stronger than before. I’ve had Rhuematoid Arthritis Disease for 25 yrs and losing an entire person has made getting around much easier. I can even climb flights of stairs now. I am genuinely a happier person and it shows.

I love protein so I don’t have any problems getting the daily requirements in. I was a sweet tea drinker ( mostly I drank so much sweet tea the caloric intake was a daily food amount ). Now I’m a water drinker. Before I needed ice cold and chewed on the ice. Now I’m a room temperature water drinker. My life has changed in so many areas that I could write a chapter book. But I won’t, I’ll leave you with a before and after picture.

* Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the surgery type and the compliance with the aftercare program. As with any medical procedure or surgery, there are specific risks and possible complications. The testimonials, statements, and opinions presented on our website are applicable to the individuals depicted. Results may not be representative of the experience of others. Testimonials are voluntarily provided and are not paid, nor were they provided with free products, services, or any benefits in exchange for said statements. The testimonials are representative of patient experience but the exact number of pounds lost and experience will be unique and individual to each patient.

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