Gastric Sleeve

I can’t even talk about just one thing that awesome Doctor did for me, my life has changed in a big way. I had the sleeve in august and lost 75lbs and after surgery there was no pain at all, the more weight I lose the better I feel, I can walk 7 miles without shortness of breath,clothes hang on me so now I donate all those so I can get new ones and my biggest pain was my back I’ve gotten that under more manageable. Thank You so much for a new me.

- V B

My declaration is quite similar to the 2 previous testimonies. After many-many years of obesity, I was approved by the VA to have weight-loss surgery a couple years ago but chickened out primarily because of a previous negative experience with an unrelated elective surgery. But eventually, after being refused for back surgery because I was “morbidly obese,” I reconsidered weight-loss surgery and was referred to Dr. Sharma.

Dr. Sharma performed the gastric sleeve surgery on me 2 months ago – and it has literally changed my life! My entire outlook, my perspective, self-esteem, energy and activity level has literally sky rocketed. I have been doing moderate exercise to maintain muscle tone but my eating and even food bill has dropped dramatically. I now eat less than ¼ of what I was eating – surprisingly because I didn’t think I could survive on so little food but I eat much smarter now. The grits and bacon has been replaced with a protein shake for breakfast and the big evening meals has been replaced with a small child’s plate.

The results – I’ve dropped from 308 lbs to 245lbs! That’s 63 pounds in 2 months, and still dropping towards my 20-year goal of 210 lbs – obviously achievable now thanks to Dr. Sharma. I actually got on a roller coaster last week for the first time in 15 years – I just couldn’t fit before. The pros are unreal – off the charts satisfaction even if my weight loss stopped today – can you imagine losing a 63-pound backpack that I’ve carried for 20+ years…

The cons – there are a few… I must eat slower. Being retired Navy, I’m used to woofing down my food and rolling – but now I must eat slow, put my fork down between bites and actually enjoy what I am eating. I can eat anything I want, in moderation. I have thrown up once because I ate too much too fast, but I learn quickly! The surgery also required a modified liquid/soft solids diet for the first month.

But back to the pros – practically too many to cover in detail but:

  • Absolutely no complications and very little pain, with no pain whatsoever after day 2. I’ve yet to even complete taking the liquid pain med – stopped after the first week or so.
  • My diabetes is Gone!! No more Metformin or Glipizide. Dr. Sharma will have to explain how that happened so quickly but no diabetic injections since the surgery.
  • I’m single, and the bottom has dropped out of my restaurant/food bill – $100/week has dropped to $25/week because one take-home leftovers lasts!
  • My back pain is steadily decreasing – I doubt I’ll even need that back surgery now that I’m losing the pregnant belly. And my sciatica hasn’t kept me awake for weeks now.
  • I do believe my sleep apnea has also subsided because I sleep so much better now.
  • I have a whole new wardrobe – all the stuff that was too small is either fitting me now or too big already.
  • Self-esteem, energy, activity level is off the charts.

I must say, despite my overwhelming reluctance – I would do this again in a heartbeat… it has truly changed my life – already!

Thanks to Dr. Sharma and his wonderful staff!!

- S W

I will start by saying “Thank You God” for doctors like Dr. Sharma, I am lost for words on describing how I feel. At first I was rejected by 2 doctors that said I was not a candidate for the gastric sleeve due to me not looking over weight. But yet my BMI was 36 and two comorbidities;(High Blood Pressure and Type 2 Diabetes). After researching and contacting the office New Life via online, I received a call from Dr. Sharma himself. He answered all of my questions and concerns regarding the bariatric sleeve with confidence. After meeting him in person, I felt that he and his staff was beyond professional, courteous and very knowledgeable. His off had little to no wait times, I was seen at my appointment time or waited no more than 10 minutes. I would like to thank Dr. Sharma of New Life Bariatrics, he has changed my life. 2 weeks post-surgery, I am 18lbs slimmer and taking only ¼ of the medications I was on before surgery, I have my life back and all thanks to DR. Sunil K. Sharma. May the Almighty God continue to guide you and use you for so many more people who’s out there searching for hope. May God direct more people your way so they may gain a new healthier life style after they are seen and treated by you.

- K H

I am a patient of Dr. Sharma and have been since mid February. I followed all of his recommendations to be able to be approved for the sleeve gastrectomy. I had the procedure mid June and am now three weeks post-op. I can’t begin to explain how much better I feel in just 3 weeks. I have lost quit a bit of weight in that short span of time. I can assure you that making the decision to chose this practice will be the best decision you have ever made. Dr. Sharma and his staff are some of the nicest people I have ever met. They are professional and friendly and make you feel comfortable for the entire time you are going trough this procedure.

- J B

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