Weight Management Center

Patient Stories

Paula Galante

Paula Galante

Whitehall • Down a total of 113 pounds
Laparoscopic Gastric Gastrectomy

I would diet on my own, but after losing 83 pounds and gaining 40 back, I decided enough was enough. St. Luke’s helped me through all my questions and fears as I decided to have the sleeve gastrectomy. Having the surgery was the best decision I have ever made! I feel like I have been given a new life. I’m enjoying things I couldn’t do before surgery and my self-esteem has improved dramatically. I have more energy in general and am just happier overall. My advice to people considering surgery is: Don’t be scared. The surgery is a way to gain back your life and St. Luke’s staff and bari-buddies will help you every step of the way.

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