Weight Loss Surgery Patient Says Gastric Sleeve Changed His Life

April 04, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
One year and 150 pounds later, a patient of Las Vegas weight loss surgeon Dr. Tom Umbach appeared on his local news program to talk about his experience with gastric sleeve surgery. Keith Doerksen from Manitoba, Canada, told CBC News that the January 2011 surgery transformed his life, and that he can now do "absolutely anything."

According to the CBC news report, Doerksen struggled with obesity since third grade. Just before surgery he weighed 360 pounds. "I found every sort of diet attempt didn't work and I was extremely frustrated," said Doerksen.

Doerksen became hopeful when he found a local provincial pilot program that would have covered the cost of his weight loss surgery. However, after he failed to qualify for the program, Mr. Doerksen continued to search the Internet for bariatric surgeons.

He came across the website for Dr. Umbach of Blossom Bariatrics, offering weight loss surgery in Las Vegas, and decided to contact him for help. A few months later, Mr. Doerksen flew to Nevada to undergo a sleeve gastrectomy (commonly called gastric sleeve surgery). Dr. Umbach was able to treat Mr. Doerksen in one weekend; then, Mr. Doerksen returned home to his family and recovered without any complications. The pounds started melting away and a few months later, Mr. Doerksen started running and even had the courage to enter a relay. His lifestyle since the surgery has become more active, and he told CBC News that he now runs hills and takes the stairs to meetings at work.

Please click here to learn more about his incredible journey on CBC News.

For more information about Dr. Tom Umbach and his practice, please visit http://www.blossombariatrics.com or call (702) 463-3300.

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