New York | Sleeve Gastrectomy

Hey All!

My name is Izzy Weiss. I had my VSG procedure on January 7th 2015 and i haven’t looked back.

For the past 11 years, i was both overweight and extremely careless with the way i took care of my body. I drank, smoked and ate practically whatever i wanted to eat at whatever time i wanted to eat without a care in the world. I allowed myself to get obese to the point where i couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror. I had put myself in such a predicament that i knew the only way i was going to be able to change my life, would be to accept my faults and make the move towards a healthier lifestyle. But i knew i had to take on a serious commitment in order to make that change 100%.

When i decided that i was going to go ahead with the procedure, i knew that i had to find an amazing surgeon and program that i felt would best suit my needs all around. The help and support that i received from the Brooklyn Bariatric center has been tantamount to my success. My surgeon, Dr Danny Sherwinter is not only a top doctor in the field, But his bedside manner makes it enjoyable to interact with him. His entire staff is friendly and quite engaging. Either through emails or phone calls, Communication has always been available and never an issue in whatever issues i may have come across. I love my people there and i truly owe a good portion of my overall success to their constant help and positivity.

I now have the youthful energy i had been missing the past 10+ years of my life. I am able to run up and down a basketball court, run down the line to first base attempting to beat out an infield hit, and of course my favorite, catch a pass on the football field and run into the end zone for a score. These little things i had truly thought id never experience again and i am now able to do these very things (with ease i might add).

I recommend this procedure to those who really believe that they will adhere to the rules and regulations that are in place when going through the motions. I DO NOT recommend this procedure to those who are not ready to fully embrace a major change in their lives. There is no point in going through all of the pain and suffering just so one can revert back to their old ways and habits.

But if you are ready to make that change, come join me for the ride. There’s plenty of room on board the change train (now that we all weigh less we can all fit 🙂

All the best! Izzy Weiss


IN WHAT YEAR DID YOU HAVE SURGERY?
2015

WHAT WAS YOUR HIGHEST WEIGHT BEFORE SURGERY?
299 lbs

WHAT IS YOUR HEIGHT?
5′ – 7″
WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO HAVE SURGERY?
Current health concerns; Preventing future health concerns; Living longer; Controlling my eating; Appearance; Career prospects; Recommended by doctor

WHAT WAS YOUR LOWEST WEIGHT AFTER SURGERY?
172 lbs

DO YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL ISSUES THAT HAVE IMPROVED SINCE SURGERY?
Diabetes; High blood pressure; High cholesterol; Joint diseases; Lung (sleep apnea, asthma, etc.)
WHAT WERE YOUR CONCERNS ABOUT BARIATRIC SURGERY?
Insurance coverage; Finding the right surgeon or program; Complications or death; Future health concerns; Not losing enough weight; Inability to enjoy food; Loose skin; Personality change; Addiction

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT WEIGHT?
172 lbs

WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT HAVING WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY?
Losing weight; Improved health; More energy/better quality of life; Better family life; Improved appearance; Increased job performance; Optimism/life outlook; Self esteem