Patient story: Banesha’s weight loss journey

Banesha had tried to lose weight on her own but decided that she needed more help. She had her gastric sleeve surgery in July 2016 and so far has lost 83 pounds. Read her story in her own words to learn about her turning point for making the decision to have weight loss surgery, and why she chose the HonorHealth Bariatric Center.

Prior to turning to the HonorHealth Bariatric Center, I tried diets, calorie restriction and diet pills. I had grown tired of being looked at differently. I went to bed with weight on my mind, woke up with weight on my mind. A coworker told me to go check out HonorHealth and Dr. Swain. I was hesitant at first, but I woke up a week later and said, "I'm calling."

I contacted them, and the process was smooth and easy. When the consultation date arrived, I could not have been more pleased with the staff and vibe in the office. I didn't feel judged or looked at as an obese person, like the outside world viewed me. The entire team seemed genuine and had my best interest at heart. I met Dr. Swain, and I knew he was the man.

I would tell anyone, "Don't second guess it. Do it. Change your life today, because I'm living life as I have never known."

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