Marge knew her BMI was too high. She tried diets, exercise, you name it - but like so many Americans with metabolic syndrome, she continued to gain at a slow but steady clip. As a Nursing Director, she'd seen the impact of excess weight on the health of many patients.
In 2011, her energy suffering, she finally decided enough was enough, and after months of meticulous research Marge made the decision to have weight loss surgery, choosing to have the gastric sleeve procedure.
Click the picture to hear the Blogtalk Radio interview, and find out why Marge chose a Mexican gastroenterologist surgeon and private hospital...even when a Mexican doctor colleague tried to talk her out of it! (and how this doctor is now seeking Marge's advice on weight loss surgery options).
Two months and 50 pounds later, Marge is thrilled to be on a journey to a healthier self, and calls the decision to have weight loss surgery "life-restoring".
Marge talks about the research process she undertook to verify that going abroad was the best option in terms of the surgeon's experience and expertise with obesity procedures, the modernity of the hospital, the quality and ratio of the nursing staff, and the quality of the after care -- and, of course, the cost.
"I read many peer-reviewed articles about the surgery. I was confident in my surgeon, who, as it turns out, taught most of the American surgeons I researched. I saved a lot, but the financial aspect wasn't the main one for me." ~Gastric sleeve patient Marge DoyleRecent research published in the New England Journal of Medicine has demonstrated weight loss operations work much better than medication, diet and exercise to control Type 2 diabetes in obese and overweight people.
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