Some of our patients shared their before and after surgery results in order to help you with your difficult decision as to whether you should have bariatric surgery.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that there’s no guarantee of specific results and that the results can vary.
“After gaining over 70 lbs due to quitting smoking 5 years ago and not being able to lose it, it was time for a change and the surgical bypass surgery was exactly what I needed. Dr. Christou and his staff have been excellent at providing information and assistance both before and after the surgery. The outstanding support made it easier to understand the process and its impact on my life and provided ease of mind prior to the surgery. The day of the surgery, I was back in my room within 4 hours, was released from the hospital a day and a half later without the requirement of painkillers. I started walking my 10,000 steps a day that very same day. Today, three months after surgery, I have lost 71 lbs, 23 centimeters around the waist, 9 centimeters around the neck, I can run at a pace faster than 6 min/km and I am full of energy ! I eat better, I feel better, my self-confidence is up and get compliments daily, thanks to Dr. Christou and his staff. I must also mention that the follow-up with Jessica, the weekly phone calls and her accessibility via Tactio have been very beneficial to help me succeed through the first 3 months. I recommend this surgery to anyone who needs it, it’s the best life changing decision I have ever made. Thank you WLS. Eric”
“To the WLS team- I am so overjoyed that I have my life back. I am incredibly lucky. I am unable to fully express my gratitude. I used to be a 56 inch waist line. I now am down to a 38 inch waist. I no longer take insulin. I feel like I am living a dream. As soon as I can I want to come back and visit to say Hi!”
“Thank you! I’m so pleased to advise you that since my gastric bypass surgery on July 6, 2010, I have reduced and maintained my weight from 325lbs / size 26 to current size 8-10 (165 lbs). I have a “sensitive” stomache – one that forever reminds me stick to healthier food choices. I feel very privileged to have had the most knowledgeable and competent surgeon, in my opinion, as I’ve met others who had procedures done in the US and I’m so glad I didn’t! Thank you for giving me my heath and avoiding further obesity and diabetes!”
“I underwent the surgery over 6 months ago, and it has completely changed my life. The weight has been melting off , with a little help from some exercise and healthy eating. I feel so much better going out and spending time with my family and friends. I love being able to run around with my kids without feeling tired all the time. I sleep “so much better and wake up feeling ready to start my new day. I highly recommend the Weight Loss Surgery Team. I completely trust them, and found comfort in this experience.”
“I had the gastric bypass surgery (RNY) on February 16, 2016. It was the best decision I ever made. The staff at the Weight Loss Surgery Clinic were absolutely supportive and answered all my questions with patience and grace. The surgeon, was also available to appease any fear I might’ve had, I never felt like I was disturbing him. My stay at the hospital was very good (for stay at the hospital), the surgical staff, the nurses and the orderlies did everything they could to make me comfortable and encouraged me. The pain was non-existent though there was discomfort because of the gas used during surgery. I would recommend it (the surgery, the surgeon and the entire team) to anybody who asked. If you can, go for it, it is so worth it!!!”
“I am writing to give an update on myself, in fact I’m super well. This morning on the scale I weighed 132 lbs. When I came for my first consultation I was 232 lbs which means I lost 100 lbs*. While I still have 7 lbs until I reach my ideal weight (125 lbs), that being said, I am fine the way I am and it doesn’t bother me if I don’t reach 125 lbs. Thanks to the surgery (bypass), but also the gym that I go to daily, we can say it’s been a total success. I don’t even need reconstructive plastic surgery; the result is spectacular. Again thank you and extend my greetings to the team.”
“Life before this surgery wasn’t all that great. Many of the things that non-overweight people take for granted, like climbing stairs or going on a rollercoaster, were almost impossible for me to do. All physical activity was a struggle for me, and so I avoided it whenever possible. My health was poor, I was sick more often than everyone else, and I couldn’t sleep well because I had sleep apnea. My quality of life was simple not where I wanted it to be. I had tried diets and exercise, as I’m sure most overweight people have. They simply didn’t work. I realized that I had two choices: Either keep going down this destructive path and spend the rest of my days in poor health, or have the surgery and try to turn things around. Well, I am glad to say that this surgery was a great success for me, and I have turned things around. I’ve lost 135 pounds* in 14 months and I am still losing. I am more active, my health has improved, I no longer have sleep apnea, and my overall quality of life is much better than it was before. It was a big decision to make, but I felt it was the only one I had left, and I am glad that I made it.”
“Dr Chow performed my surgery on July 5th 2016. The procedure was successful and I managed to lose 80% of my excess weight in the first four months*. Dr Chow was very helpful and comforting. He is the type of person that would go the extra mile to make sure that you are well. He answered all my questions and took good care of me from pre op until post op. If you are struggling with your weight, I definitely recommend this surgery. I never thought it was possible for me to be ‘normal’. I am getting closer to my dream weight every day thanks to the excellent efforts of Dr Chow.”
“My beautiful personal journey continues this morning. On 17 November 2015 was my bariatric surgery, loss of 132 lbs in 1 year*, and today, 23 November 2016 already in reconstruction project. I’m so proud of my journey and my efforts, the rest of my body is still well despite this massive weight loss. I’m really grateful for all the beautiful things that are offered to me. It is difficult to see me like this in this school photo October 2015 and 2016; phew, what a transformation…”
“I had surgery with Dr. Chow on February 18, 2016. I was treated with respect and kindness by everybody on Dr. Chow’s team. He was available and answered all my questions and was patient with me and worked to alleviate any fear I might’ve had. I also felt supported afterwards with my questions and uncertainties. I would recommend him to anybody thinking of having bariatric surgery. One of the best decision I’ve ever made!”
“Dr Chow is incredibly professional and certainly an expert in the domain of WLS. He was very patient during my sleeve consult, and the day of the surgery he came to see me in the room to ensure I was not nervous and to assure me that all would be well and to see if I had any last minute questions. He answered all my questions pre and post op, and what I liked the most was the SINCERITY in his eyes when I asked him why he decided to specialize in bariatric surgery. His answer was that he enjoys seeing patients get off medication and lead happy, and healthy lives 🙂 He’s wonderful and I have absolutely no regrets having him as my surgeon. Don’t think twice, get this procedure, you’ll be glad you did. THANK YOU Dr Chow. You changed my life!”
“I can’t say enough positive things about Dr Chow. He was more than competent, professional, efficient and he had the best bed side manner of any surgeon I’ve encountered. Highly recommend!!”
“I had bariatric surgery (sleeve) performed by Dr. Chow in March of 2017. Highly knowledgeable and very compassionate. He quickly replied to my texts/phone calls to address my concerns. Great follow through. If one is considering bariatric surgery, this gentleman will surely assist you on your journey. A true asset to his profession.”
“Dr. Chow was the best!!! I was travelling from out of province for weightloss surgery and Dr. Chow was always available via telephone to answering any questions I might have before my surgery. I travelled to Quebec to have my surgery on June 14th. Before and after the surgery Dr. Chow was amazing, answered all my questions, put my mind at ease and reassured me that things would be fine. After the surgery Dr. Chow was always there for any questions I may have and the follow up was amazing!!! I would recommend Dr. Chow for bariatric surgery to anyone thinking of it !!!! He has changed my life!!!”
“I had surgery with Dr. Chow on Sept. 20, 2016. Dr. Chow and his team made me feel secure in my choice of having bariatric surgery. I felt supported throughout my journey and still is, because I’m not done yet. I would recommend to anyone who is thinking of having this life changing surgery to consult with Dr. Chow and his team, you wont regret your decision… I know I don’t!”
* – Please note that there’s no guarantee of specific results and that the results can vary.