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Discussing bariatric surgery with friends and family can be tough. Many loved ones believe you look and feel fine and that surgery is too drastic for your circumstances. Jason experienced this conversation with his wife when he initially discussed the possibility of having the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. At the time, his wife did not think

Kera & Mikey – Life Now

As Kera and Mikey reflect back on life, they realize how much they missed while suffering from Type 2 Diabetes. They recently went crabbing with their families, and this simple outing meant the world to Kera and Mikey. They could have never done this before surgery. The heat would have sent their sugar through the
Although Kera and Mikey knew bariatric surgery was the best option, they were still scared before surgery. Fear didn’t stop them though! After surgery, Kera and Mikey no longer need insulin shots or pumps. They are healthy, and they recovered from the 45-minute procedure very easily. Within a few days, Mikey was sweeping and mopping
Many times, bariatric surgery is viewed as a cosmetic procedure. However, more often than not, patients choose bariatric surgery for health reasons. Co-morbidities like Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and hypertension regularly coincide with obesity. Living with one or more of these co-morbidities should not be mandatory. Bariatric surgery can help, if

Nicole & Jason – Eating habits

Nicole and Jason live in New Orleans where food is a way of life. In New Orleans, people make lunch plans at breakfast. After Nicole and Jason underwent the Laparoscopic Sleeve, food became more of a health sustaining feature and less of a social necessity. This isn’t to say Nicole and Jason stopped socializing over
Every member of the Surgical Specialists of Louisiana team is passionate about our mission! We work tirelessly to ensure each patient receives the best medical care. Listen below to hear more about Kera and Mikey’s experience with our team.

Nicole & Jason – Portion sizes

Nicole and Jason live in New Orleans where food is a way of life. In New Orleans, people make lunch plans at breakfast. Prior to undergoing the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Jason’s dinner consisted of an appetizer (or two), a salad, soup, entrée, and dessert. According to Jason, his weight reflected the amount of food he

Nicole & Jason – More confidence

Prior to surgery, Jason would wake up feeling tired. His fatigue would follow him throughout the day, worsen after an unhealthy lunch, and leave him feeling bloated and unhappy at the end of each day. He attempted to cure his unhealthy eating habits and fatigue with long workouts and crash diets, but the results never
Prior to surgery, Kera was in liver and kidney failure. Mikey was constrained to an insulin pump at all times. Doctors didn’t know how to help except to pump them full of more insulin. It was not until Kera and Mikey visited with our team that they realized Type 2 Diabetes can be cured by

Nicole & Jason – Their to-do list

Nicole and Jason are attorneys, parents, colleagues, etc. Their to-do list is probably longer than most. Prior to surgery, their list of errands and work seemed daunting and exhausting. Nicole recalls times when she dreaded just getting out of the car, grabbing the kids, and running those errands. Everything felt like a burden. Now, they