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Published on November 11, 2019

Finding A Weight-Loss Program Where the Weight Stays Off

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You’d never know it to see him now, but for most of Hank’s life, he struggled with weight issues. He’d go on a diet, lose weight and then gain it back over time, sometimes gaining even more.

Wanting to break the cycle of ups and downs and ups once and for all, Hank found the Cottage Center for Weight Loss Surgery. “There were a lot of options out there,” Hank said. “But I knew Cottage was the right place for me.”

When Hank began his journey to better health three years ago, he weighed 320 pounds and couldn’t fit in an airplane seat. He was on increased blood pressure medication and had to sleep with a CPAP machine for sleep apnea.

Hank had a sleeve gastrectomy performed by Farida Bounoua, MD, which is a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure making small incisions in the abdomen and removing part of the stomach, so the patient is satisfied with less food.

“The ongoing care is what sets Cottage’s program apart,” Hank said. “I had help every step of the way with Dr. Bounoua and the team of a psychologist and nutritionist who got to know me, and that made all the difference.”

These days, Hank is a new man and enjoys an active lifestyle of cycling, working out and travel. “It’s amazing; I can do things now that I’ve never been able to do before.”

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