Obesity Surgery Solutions

because life is too short...

Amy's Weight Loss Journey at Commonwealth Weight Loss Center

Amy's Story

"Dr. Sandor performed my gastric bypass on May 24th, 2010. I started my weight loss journey 3 months prior by attending one of his seminars. I was 25 years old and super morbidly obese. I was pre diabetic and miserable. I felt like I needed weight loss surgery because I had exhausted all my options as far as diets and was truly ready to take this life changing step to get my life back.

At the seminar he explained about the procedures he performed and the pros and cons of each. I learned about pre surgery and post surgery life and felt confident I was ready to take the next step. A couple weeks later I had my first appointment, I was immediately comfortable with Dr. Sandor and he answered all my questions about the surgery. I weighed 317 pounds on that day and he took a picture of me and told me I would never see that person again.

I proceeded with making all of my pre op appointments I needed to get clearance for my bypass. It took me about 3 months to finish my pre op appointments and get insurance approval then I was scheduled for surgery. I was extremely nervous before going into the operating room and he was completely understanding and compassionate to my feelings. The staff at Winchester hospital was amazing and Dr. Sandor checked on me in the hospital both days I was there.

Here I am 13 months later and down 164 pounds with a normal BMI. I had a pretty textbook recovery and am religious about getting enough protein and taking my vitamins. This is the best thing I could have ever done for myself. It has been an incredible journey and I now truly feel like the person I was meant to be. I feel amazing and like I have been given a second chance at life. I am mindful about what I eat and enjoy eating healthily and in moderation. I run a few days a week, something I never would have been able to do before. I enjoy exercise and am trying to push myself more and more to see how much I can achieve. I cannot thank Dr Sandor and his staff enough for the information and support they have given me. I am so unbelievably thankful to have had such a skilled and caring surgeon perform my gastric bypass. At my one year appointment he gave me that picture of me at 317 pounds and I truly believe I will never see that person again."

Here is Amy before her surgery at the time of her first office visit: