Bariatrics

A turning point: Patient redefines lifestyle through weight-loss

“Something so simple has shown how much life has changed. From my weight to healthy levels for cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure!” Marshall added.

8/5/2021

It started with a visit to her primary care physician and a diabetes diagnosis at age 58. For Susan Marshall, this news was the first step in her journey to a healthy weight through bariatric weight-loss surgery.

 

“The diagnosis was a turning point; I needed to take control of my well-being to prevent other health risks like this,” the Union Vale, NY, resident said. 

 

After shedding 70 pounds following her gastric sleeve procedure in September 2019, Marshall is now more agile, flexible and has since rejoined her local gym. There is also an intuitive shift to choosing healthy food alternatives, something she struggled with previously.

 

“Something so simple has shown how much life has changed. From my weight to healthy levels for cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure!” she added.

Marshall credits the bariatric team for their continuing education and counsel to support her unique progress and needs, all of which have positively redefined how she lives her life.

Learn more about Nuvance Health’s bariatric and metabolic weight-loss programs.

 

This story is one patient’s experience, recounted here for educational and general informational purposes only.