Phoenix Health patient spreads the word
Gastric bypass surgery has received much praise in recent media coverage, with researchers and medical professionals agreeing that the procedure is safe and effective. A recent study has also shown that weight loss surgery can dramatically reduce the odds of developing type 2 diabetes.
Recently one of our patients, Sally, who had her own gastric bypass at the end of November, appeared on Radio 4’s “You and Yours”. Sally talked to a potential patient about some of the worries she was having about her own forthcoming surgery.
Sally said the operation had been “so much easier than expected” . She said that there was some tightness and pulling of the wounds straight after surgery but there was “no continuous pain”, reassuring the potential patient.
Sally was asked why she decided on the surgery and said that it was related to health issues above anything cosmetic. She also took advice from her daughter who worked at Phoenix Health, reading about the risks of being obese which were much greater than the risks of the operation. This is especially true at Phoenix Health – as Sally found, our complication rates are extremely low.
She also found that a good financial package meant that the surgery was “affordable on my pension”, which is comforting for many older patients who are looking to gain a greater quality of life throughout their retirement. Sally makes many points throughout the conversation that will ring true of many gastric bypass patients. She said that as “work got more stressful”, she had less time to exercise and this simply overtook a healthy work-life balance.
You can find the link to the radio broadcast here.
If you have any questions or would like to make an enquiry about bariatric surgery, get in touch with a member of our experienced team today using our contact form.
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