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New Egypt Woman Is Back in the Saddle After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

By |2020-04-28T11:01:30-04:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Cathy Larson is nearly half the woman she used to be. Three years ago, she was severely overweight, suffering from terrible acid reflux and high blood pressure. She also was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which, combined with excessive weight, caused debilitating joint pain. Cathy, 57, had tried nearly every [...]

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Helps Melissa Achieve Long-Term Weight-Loss Goals

By |2020-03-24T10:39:37-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

After 52-year-old Melissa Rizzitello of Lakewood spoke with a colleague who’d undergone bariatric surgery, she decided it was time to set up an appointment. After a careful evaluation, Ragui Sadek, MD, FACS, recommended gastric sleeve surgery. Melissa had considered bariatric surgery for several years. Having worked as a counselor [...]

Couple Loses Nearly 200 Pounds with Bariatric Surgery

By |2018-09-05T16:13:33-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

Old Bridge residents Betty and Bob Peterson, both 53, had spent their 35-year marriage doing virtually everything together. For many years, that included eating poorly, becoming obese, and developing significant health problems that often accompany excessive weight, including Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. “After years of putting our [...]