May wasn’t feeling good. She’d just had a cancer scare and was struggling with high blood pressure, her weight and lack of energy.
“I knew that in order for me to get better, I needed to take care of my weight and take care of myself,” she said.
Her physician at Memorial Cancer Institute suggested she meet Luciano Fiszer, MD, bariatric surgeon at Memorial Hospital West.
“He took the time to explain everything to me and how it would work and make me feel comfortable,” May said.
This multidisciplinary, patient- and family-centered approach is a hallmark of Memorial care.
Dr. Fiszer performed a sleeve gastrectomy to reduce the capacity of May’s stomach. She committed to lifestyle changes and has lost 65 pounds. May is eating healthy, exercising, has more energy and no longer has hypertension.
She’s happier and more confident, too.
“It just changed my life tremendously,” May said. “I feel fantastic.”