Bariatric Success Stories – Pertresa Wright

Petresa Wright before and after weight loss surgery photosPetresa Wright before and after weight loss surgery photosPertresa Wright wrote in to tell us about her weight loss journey.

“I’ve been overweight my whole life. Teased in school and even in adulthood. I’ve been on every diet you can think of. I’d lose weight then gain it all back plus more. I’ve tried having the surgery twice before but I only found impersonal surgeons who didn’t really care about their patients in my opinion. So I never felt comfortable enough with them to go through with it. I met Dr. Ayoola and his staff and that first day I was sure I was doing the right thing. His compassion for his patients just overwhelms me every time I see him and hear him talk of his patients and his work. From initial consult to present day his compassion has not wavered. My experience with Flower Mound Hospital was just as good. The staff was amazing and caring and genuinely cared about my situation on every level. Sharon is amazing. She was there when I pre-registered. I had been there all day and had not eaten and she took me and fed me before we did anything else. She was there before I went into surgery and there when I got out and until I left the hospital. Again, such compassion. My experience with every person and facility involved with my surgery makes me all the surer that this was the best decision I could’ve made. I started at 363 lbs. and I now weight 179 lbs. My BMI went from a 55.2 to a 27.2.  I no longer have diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. I don’t snore anymore either, which my son loves that fact. Lol. I’m more active and definitely more self-confident. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my story.”


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