Cheryl, London *
Cheryl had her operation at KIMS and is full of praise for KIMS and Mr Siddiqui!
I started this journey 2 years ago, when I reached my maximum weight of 21st 5lb, I had had such bad health I had a huge hernia that needed repair but surgeons would not consider surgery as I was such high risk because of my weight. I was at the end of my tether so decided the only way was to have weight loss surgery. I consulted with Mr Siddiqui who told me my only option was a gastric sleeve as I had a lot of bowel problems in the past. I jumped at the opportunity to have the surgery at KIMS Hospital in Maidstone. I was nervous but was looked after so well at KIMS and it transpired that I was one of the first people to have this surgery there, it was the best thing I ever did.
I can honestly say I have never had a problem since having the procedure. I lost a stone a month for about 6 months then still continued to lose weight steadily every month thereafter, I have not had one gain. The aftercare I receive from KIMS and Mr Siddiqui is second to none and there is always someone on the phone ready to help if there is a problem. There have not really been any major challenges as the surgery takes away that hungry feeling so is a huge help in being able to stick with the plan. Just being able to eat smaller portions and enjoy healthier food is wonderful.
This surgery has completely changed my life, my confidence has soared and I had the hernia repair that I had waited so long for. I am enjoying life with my husband and my family and I can’t stop buying new clothes now (such a terrible problem to have haha!) to date I have lost just over 9st and I weigh 12st 4lb and am a size 14/16, 2 years ago I was wearing a size 30. I also was suffering from high blood pressure and am now off all Meds. I cannot recommend this type of surgery highly enough to anyone with severe weight problems, you will never regret making the decision and it will transform your life.