Our Former Patient Reflects on Losing 365 Pounds
Carlos came to us as a last hope to get his life back and gain a new life he could only imagine. At almost 700 pounds, living was almost nonexistent. As a young man of 25, he was experiencing sleep apnea, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, back, ankle, and foot pain and a severely decreased quality of life.
Carlos is famous around here for being the largest patient that we have ever operated on. Dr. Weaver and Carlos considered the risks and potential benefits of surgery and decided to proceed with Gastric Bypass on January 17th, 2013. We are all glad they did but no one is happier than Carlos himself. Carlos is a pastor and passionate about sharing his story. He gave a heartfelt speech at our 10 year anniversary in 2013 about how much the surgery had changed his life.
Fast forward to the present, Carlos is an astonishing 365 pounds lighter and living the life that he always wanted to. He participates instead of observing. He encourages. He motivates. He helps. He smiles. Carlos is such an example of what makes what we do so rewarding. To even have a small part in his transformation means the world to everyone in the center. We celebrate Carlos!