Meet Dr. Adeyeri

Weight Loss Surgery Success Stories

Patients first and foremost, every day.

When we launched Sterling Surgicare, we had this single goal in mind, and it continues to be our mission statement today.

This commitment begins the first time you call our office (732-217-3897) until your final follow-up visit once you achieve goal weight.

Only when our patients leave us happy and healthy have we accomplished our goal.

Some of our bariatric, laparoscopic and general surgery patients have been kind enough to share their personal experiences with us below.

We thank them for sharing and wish each of them continued good health!

Dr. Adeyeri performs surgery at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Bayshore Community Hospital and CentraState Medical Center, all located in central New Jersey.


December 2019

Small Business Owner Ernie is Nearly Unrecognizable after Gastric Sleeve Bariatric Surgery

Ernie lost 125 pounds after gastric sleeve weight loss surgery

In 2017, Ernie was tired of fighting his extra weight.

At 320 pounds he was having difficulty keeping up with his kids and beginning to feeling the negative health effects of the extra weight on his body.

Since Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri performed his VSG or sleeve gastrectomy, he’s dropped an impressive 125 pounds–and kept it off.

If you’re thinking that you have ‘too much weight to lose,’ we hope Ernie will inspire you.

Today, at 195 pounds, he’s an inspiration for all of us to accomplish our dreams.


November 2019

John has duodenal switch surgery in New Jersey performed by Dr. Adeyeri

John Defeats Diabetes, Sleep Apnea and Other Obesity-Related Medical Conditions

Congratulations to John who has lost 127 pounds, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and other health issues since his duodenal switch weight loss surgery in 2018.

The DS is a newer bariatric procedure that’s ideal for some patients.

Learn more about the different types of surgical weight loss performed exclusively at Sterling Surgicare:

Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery


October 2019

Three Years and Two Serious Car Accidents Later, Teresa Maintains Her Weight Loss

Teresa took the day off work to check in with us for her annual check-up.

She lost over 100 pounds after gastric bypass in 2016.

The next year, she was the victim of not 1–but 2–auto accidents (neither were her fault).

After requiring a year to recover, today she has still kept off 91 pounds and looks–well, you can see her today and before surgery.

How has she successfully maintained her weight loss?

We went right to the source:

  • Strive for 10K steps daily (av. 7K)
  • 65 oz water daily
  • Portion sizes 4-5 oz

Thank you, Teajae, for inspiring us to reach and protect our goals–no matter what!


September 2019

Mother and Daughter Team Up to Defeat Obesity 

mother and daughter have weight loss surgery

 

Lillian Harris and her daughter Alexis overcame chronic obesity by both having gastric sleeve weight loss surgery.

Together they’ve lost 110 pounds.

As you can see below, they are pleased with the outcome!


August 2019

Rob Checks in Eight Years After Weight Loss Surgery

male bariatric surgery 10 years after

“This was me at 35, and now 45 ( 8.5 years post-weight loss surgery).

If I had stayed on the path I was on, I don’t know where I’d be.

I can say for certain I wouldn’t be on a rock wall, because I couldn’t lift my previous weight up, or my physical insecurities would keep me from even trying.

None of those are my concern anymore!

Just thought I’d drop an update.

Thanks for everything, Dr. Adeyeri!”

Rob R.


July 2019

Teajae Checks in Three Years After Her Bariatric Surgery

bariatric surgery success story

“Happy three-year Bariatric Surgiversary to me and 130 pounds gone for good!!!

I’m committed to my health journey which includes exercise and healthy food choices for the rest of my life.

Any worthwhile goal is never easily attained, prayer and perseverance is the key.

A very special “Thank you” to the very best surgeon, Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri and his professional team at Sterling Surgicare for skillfully saving my life.

All the encouragement and support is priceless.”


June 2019

Healthcare Professional Drops 100 Pounds in Six Months after Gastric Bypass

gastric bypass new jersey

Katie Meier, a healthcare professional who works with Dr. Adeyeri, was in yesterday for her 6-month check-up since having gastric bypass in December 2018.

She has lost 100 pounds.

Our practice manager, Melissa, didn’t recognize her when she arrived for her appointment (always a very obvious sign of weight loss success ;))


May 2019

Jorge Checks in During His Weight Loss Progress

Some people would be deterred by the amount of weight Jorge needed to lose, but it hasn’t stopped him.

Not one bit–

“I have come a really long way. I know I’ve got so much more to go, but am really excited that with M. by my side and with the help of Confi Fitness and OTF Brick, I know I will do it.

My whole mentality has changed. A HUGE thank you to Ayotunde Adeyeri for giving me the tool to get my journey started.

I can’t believe in the past year I’ve run my first two 5Ks and have scheduled my next one. I never would have thought I could do it. I can’t wait to see where I go from here.”


April 2019

Kimberly Uses Sterling’s “Back on Track” Program to Reignite Her Weight Loss

Sometimes, people who have weight loss surgery don’t achieve their desired goal weight.

This can happen for a number of reasons. Just ask Kimberly.

Her gastric bypass operation several years ago needed to be retooled.

She reached out to us about our Back on Track program to help revive her weight loss.

Kimberly underwent a gastric bypass revision in January 2019 and by April, she had dropped 40 pounds.

She shared the images below with us and permitted us to share her comments below:

“My son made his confirmation yesterday at church & it was the first time in a long while that I didn’t panic about having to take pictures!

I haven’t liked my appearance in pictures for a long time.

It was so wonderful to simply enjoy the day and celebrate our sweet boy.

Thank you for helping me find myself again.

I have a long way to go, but am feeling so much better already.

Thank you.

(Photo on left was from last summer and on the right was yesterday).

Woot-woot!”


March 2019

NJ Attorney Shares His Personal Insight a Year After Losing 159 Pounds

“A year ago, I saw my bariatric surgeon Ayotunde Adeyeri for the first of many appointments.

I think that day I didn’t stop for fast food on the way home.

Six months later, I had a gastric sleeve.

(Yes, no fast food that day either.)

Tonight, I’m going to pick up the dog I didn’t have, and maybe do a walk I couldn’t do, and sit down with legs that don’t ache.

I’m not a better person than I was a year ago.

I just wanted to do this for me, and I’ve had some great support the whole way for which I am eternally grateful.

By my scale, I’ve lost 159 pounds in the past year.

Six months after my weight loss surgery, I had lost 107 pounds.

I feel great and my health is better in the little meaningful ways, and life is (as it has always been) one endless series of blessings.

Thank you, for everything.”


February 2019

Nazira Keeps Her Weight Off Nearly Three Years Since Gastric Bypass

When you decide to have weight loss surgery, you will establish a short and long-term relationship with Dr. Adeyeri and his team.

(So we work very hard to make sure you like us 😉

Nazira had gastric bypass in June of 2016 after a lifelong battle with her weight. 

Not only did Nazira lose the extra weight, she kept it off successfully for three years.

Even after you reach goal weight, we ask that you check in once a year to address any questions or challenges you may be having.

Some patients benefit from setting up a few sessions with our staff bariatric dietitian and some choose to join our Sterling Back on Track Program if weight regain has been an issue.

Regardless, always know that your Sterling Surgicare team is here for you–before, during and long after you have achieved weight loss success.


January 2019

Meet Martha Green One Year After Gastric Bypass

(Martha’s Facebook post, shared with permission):

“A year ago today, I made the decision to regain my life by getting healthy and having gastric bypass.

I’m happy to share, that I am no longer battling pre-diabetes or high cholesterol and my blood pressure is under control!

I am sending a special thanks to my husband Raymond, for his love and support, to my sister for her encouragement, and my cheerleader through it all, Gaby.

It’s been a hard journey and I will strive to maintain the good work I have done.

The picture on left is from December 2017 and on the right December 2018.

I am 80 pounds lighter.”

Martha Hilton Green


December, 2018

Jay Says Goodbye to Type 2 Diabetes, High BP and 70 Pounds after Gastric Bypass

“Imagine carrying nine gallons of milk on your shoulders every day,” says Jay Reid. “It’s no wonder I was out of breath after walking 50 feet.”

The extra weight wasn’t the only health challenge he faced at 67-years-old. Keeping his type 2 diabetes under control required five needles and two pills daily.

Jay was also taking medication for his heart and high blood pressure.

It was really the diabetes that made me decide to have gastric bypass,” Jay explains.

“Don’t kid yourself—that disease is a slow death.”

The owner of a large cleaning service, one of Jay’s clients recommended he talk to Dr. Adeyeri, who had successfully performed her gastric sleeve–and two other colleagues–a few years before.

“She said ‘he was the best in the business,’ so I called him for a consultation.”

Making a Commitment to Defeat Diabetes

After pre-surgical testing, Jay had gastric bypass in March 2018. His surgery was performed on Friday and he was released from Raritan Bay Medical Center on Sunday evening. The next day, the Middlesex County resident felt well enough to go out and visit a friend.

By the New Year, Jay had dropped 70 pounds.

“But that’s just the icing on the cake,” Jay says. “I no longer need any of the diabetes medication or blood pressure meds. I am thrilled.

Read More Bariatric Success Stories at Sterling Surgicare

Dr. Adeyeri Comments on Jay’s Case

“Jay’s health circumstances made him an ideal candidate for the gastric bypass,” Dr. Adeyeri explains. “It is an ideal surgical weight loss solution for people with type 2 diabetes.”

 The doctor said Jay was an idea patient who had the right mindset about making the lifestyle changes necessary not just to lose the weight—but to keep it off for the long-term.

“He was absolutely committed to putting his diabetes into full remission and I have no doubt he will sustain long-term success,” says the board-certified bariatric surgeon.

He has also taken a few trips to the mall to purchase new clothing. His pants size decreased from a 46 to 36; his shirt size decreased from 3X to a large, and even his winter coats no longer fit.

Jay’s primary form of exercise before and after weight loss surgery was walking. Before his operation, he would need to catch his breath after walking about 50 yards.

Recently, he effortlessly walked a mile with his wife, with no need to stop.

Jay believes that having weight loss surgery later in life has unquestionably extended his life.

“If you are very overweight, get in to see Dr. Adeyeri and unload all those gallons of milk you are carrying with you every day. Who wouldn’t want to do that?”

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September 2018

Don Checks In 223 Pounds Lighter after Weight Loss Surgery in 2015 

“Motivational Mondays anything can be done if you put your mind to it and have a amazing support group behind you.

For me, my saving grace has been my beautiful wife Shannon.”

Don Raymond, Sterling Bariatric Warrior

 

 

 


August 2018

Carrying the U.S. Mail a Little Easier After VSG Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Rosa always has a big smile on her face!!

Her successful gastric sleeve surgery which was performed by Dr. Adeyeri in January 2018 has a lot to do with that. 

A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, she lost 70 pounds on her petite frame and feels wonderful.

She’s shown here last week at her eight-month check-up visit in our Holmdel office (right) and posted her before and after image (left) on social media this week.

Congrats Rosa!!!

It was a fantastic follow-up visit!!

Update 11.13.18:  “10 months out from my sleeve surgery, 71 pounds down, Thanks Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri❤❤”


April 2018

Raritan Bay Medical Center Nurse Wins Her Obesity Battle with Weight Loss Surgery

Karen Guarino is the kind of nurse every patient hopes to have–talented, caring, funny and positive.

But personally, she was tired of constantly battling the extra 80 pounds she was carrying around every day.

After conferring with Dr. Adeyeri, Karen decided to have #gastricsleeve weight loss surgery.

Today, Karen has lost 60 pounds and plans to drop 20 more to achieve goal weight–a normal BMI.

“I feel the best I have in 20 years,” Karen says.

“Exercising regularly also helps make you feel great and proud of yourself.”

The RN has a message to anyone who is on the fence about moving forward with a bariatric surgery operation.

“Move forward. Do it. Change your life. I did.”


March 2018

New Jersey firefighter loses 130 pounds after weight loss surgery.Jackson Firefighter Turns to Gastric Bypass to Drop 130 Pounds in 9 Months

Volunteer firefighter Eric Katz is going to have an easier time helping people and battling blazes now that he’s dropped 130 pounds since gastric bypass in May 2017.

Starting at 419 pounds, Eric knew he had a significant amount of weight to lose.

Amazingly, he has not reached his one-year ‘surgiversary’ yet.

We’ll check back with Eric on this important day (May 17, 2018) and ask him to share some of his words of wisdom with other people considering a bariatric weight loss surgery solution.

To learn more about the different weight loss surgery procedures, check out our Metabolic and Bariatric Medicine Page:


February 2018

Sheri Lost 93 Pounds in Five Months after Gastric Bypass Performed by Dr. Adeyeri

(When Sheri Fitzpatrick’s ‘before and after’ images on Dr. Adeyeri’s Facebook profile quickly earned 170 likes, we needed to learn more about this middle school science teacher’s weight loss success after gastric bypass. We spoke with Sheri after work, after a trip to the orthodontist’s office, and before dinner. Sound familiar?)

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“I decided to have weight loss surgery because I was tired of trying all the diet and exercise programs and just gaining the weight back,” explains Sheri Fitzpatrick, married and the mother of two teenagers. “I battled my weight since I was a teenager and I was ready to win the war.”

In August 2017, she had gastric bypass, performed by her sister-in-law’s boss, Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri. By January 2018, she had lost 93 pounds.

Ayotunde Adeyeri, MD, FASMBS, is a board-certified advanced laparoscopic, bariatric and general surgeon on staff at several central New Jersey hospitals. He also serves as medical director of the Institute for Weight Loss, Hackensack Meridian Health, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge.

In five months, her clothing size has dropped from a 22 pant / 26 shirt to size 16 pant / XL top.

“I have not shopped in the regular size department for nearly 25 years. It is surreal,” Sheri says.

Sheri Publicly Shares Her Bariatric Journey

She didn’t keep her surgery a secret. In fact, she told everybody.

“I knew if I told people about it, I would be accountable and stay motivated,” the Mercer County resident explains.

“This may not be everyone’s decision, but I knew it would work for me.” She said telling people about her surgery also provided a sense of personal empowerment.

By the time school started in September, she had already lost 60 pounds, aided by a 20-pound weight loss before surgery.

“I thoroughly enjoyed watching everyone’s shocked faces when they saw me,” Sheri says with a smile.

“Make no mistake – those faces inspired me to keep going!”

Sheri credits her family’s support throughout the process and laughs when her son warned her ‘not to lose too much weight and get too skinny.’

A busy professional, wife and mother, she doesn’t have much time to exercise, but makes a point to speed walk during her lunch hour.

Firsthand Advice from a Bariatric Success Story

When asked for one piece of advice she would recommend to others, she said, “When in doubt—protein.” Sheri adds protein shakes to her daily nutrition plan and often has dinner for breakfast and breakfast for dinner.

“This morning I had chicken teriyaki for breakfast and it was delicious!”

She also recommends talking with other people who have had the surgery and connecting with bariatric groups in person and online.

“There is a very positive weight loss surgery community out there who is more than happy to support you. Find them and help each other.”

“You are going to be in partnership with your bariatric surgeon and his staff for a while, so make sure you are comfortable with them. I am so grateful my sister-in-law recommended Dr. Adeyeri. He is a highly-respected, compassionate, funny and inspiring doctor. I drive an hour each way to see Dr. Adeyeri and it’s well worth it.”


January 2018

Don Welcomes 2018 More than 200 Pounds Lighter Since Gastric Bypass Surgery

Our bariatric superstar Don Raymond Jr. is kicking off 2018 with an inspiring story of a 200+ pound weight loss since bariatric surgery, which he has maintained beautifully.

Think you have ‘too much weight to lose?’

Read Don’s story:

“Happy New Year! I’m volunteering to post as the first Transformation Tuesday of the year so let’s kick it off right!

I had weight loss surgery on September 10, 2015 and I’ll never look back.

Today, I have lost 213 pounds and look and feel 100%healthier.

My starting weight at surgery was 463 pounds.

In 2018, I am maintaining 250 lbs.

Thank you again Dr Adeyeri!” 


December 2017

Cindy Checks in Four Years After Her Bariatric Surgery at Sterling Surgicare

Editor Note: It was great to hear from Cindy Ortiz, four years since she lost close to 100 pounds after weight loss surgery. Now a busy ‘city girl,’ she still took the time to look back at her journey:

“Dr Ayotunde Adeyeri, I am truly grateful for this opportunity and this second chance at a new and improved life which I call My Fab 50″

They say a change begins the day you say, “I can, therefore I will.”

This quote proves true when I look back on the past 2 years of my life. After having the sleeve bariatric weight loss surgery I lost a total of 93 lbs within the first year; a tremendous physical change.

However, this year has been dedicated to transforming my mind, the way in which I live my life in my new body. Maintaining my weight loss has been an eye opening experience and has enabled me to try and experience new things that I had never thought possible before.

During this time I mainly focused on the way I eat. I have mastered meal portions and eating for my new stomach. My meals are more frequent with smaller portions at a time.

I learned how to meal prep in advance for my cravings and hunger when it arises.

I also feel differently about food, the surgery has allowed me to truly taste and savor what I eat, due to my reaction after having a meal.

For example my stomach gets upset if I have a meal that’s too oily or greasy, therefore teaching me that those foods are not only unhealthy but can have serious affects on my surgery.

In addition, I also needed to educate myself on staying active. Fitness has played a major part in maintaining my weight loss surgery.

I now go on daily walks and tone my skin by lifting weights. I have even invested in a Fit-Bit device in order keep constant count of my steps and calories burned. Staying active is a huge part of maintaining my weight and benefiting my health.

As you can see my life has been completely transformed from outer to inner throughout this process.

This past year having worked on the inward, by adjusting my lifestyle, decisions, and daily routine, I have learned most about myself. Many blessings to all that have been with me from the very start.”


November 2017

Joy Toth is another bariatric #VSG (gastric sleeve or sleeve gastrectomy) star of 2017.

In May, she had weight loss surgery and just seven months later lost a total of 96 pounds since her first appointment with us.

Even caring for a beautiful new baby, she made it to the finish line.

Everyone has some obstacle to overcome along with the weight loss, but that’s life.

Don’t wait until “everything is settled and perfect” to move forward and tackle your weight issue.

Life is full of roadblocks and dead-ends.

Don’t let them curtail your mission of regaining your health and feeling healthy again.

Joy lost nearly 100 pounds while managing the demanding role of wife and new mother. 

You can do it too!


October 2017

Husband and Wife Battle Obesity as a Team

Couples who both have weight loss surgery are surprisingly common.

Amy Garcia and her husband Richenell have a great life–successful careers, wonderful children and 17 years of marriage.

Amy had the gastric sleeve (VSG) three years ago, lost 70 pounds, and has maintained her weight loss successfully.

Keep in mind, was not extremely overweight by most bariatric standards–

Her starting weight was 236 pounds and today she maintains a weight of 168 pounds and looks marvelous.

Her husband also faces a battle against extra weight and has also decided to move forward with weight loss surgery in a few weeks.

No doubt he has been inspired by his wife’s success.

We look forward to sharing Richenell’s success story in the coming year.

Here’s to many more years of health and happiness for this wonderful team.


September 2017

Bobby Drops 100 Pounds Less Than Six Months After Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

gastric bypass, bariatric surgery new jerseyYou could call Bobby Goldwyn a ‘man on a mission.’ 

Since his bariatric weight loss surgery on March 29, 2017, the 45-year-old from Port Monmouth has lost an impressive amount of extra weight.

His pre-surgery clothing size was 52, which has plummeted to a “loose” size 42 (as of today!).

Bobby’s Next Steps Six Months After Gastric Bypass

“I could not be more pleased by Bobby’s determination,” Dr. Adeyeri says. “If you stick to the post-op gastric bypass program that we set up, most people experience marked results, especially the first six months after surgery.”

Dr. Adeyeri, a board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeon, says he expects Bobby to approach his goal weight by the end of the year.”

Not a bad way to spend 2017!

Is 2018 the Year You Change Your Life?

If you are ready to change your life in less than a year, we’d love to talk to you about your weight loss goals, any health challenges related to your weight, and make a determination if bariatric surgery is right for you.

Learn more about the minimally invasive (laparoscopic) weight loss surgery operations Dr. Adeyeri performs

Call our respectful and friendly bariatric team at (732) 217-3897 and make an appointment to come in and speak personally with Dr. Adeyeri.  We may be profiling YOUR success story next!


August 2017

Ophelia’s health issues related to her weight resolved after gastric sleeve

When you look at Ophelia Anum’s ‘before’ picture, you may not see someone who needs to have bariatric surgery. But there are many people like this para-professional trainer who have medical issues related to the extra 60-80 pounds they are carrying.

In her late 30’s, Ophelia was already taking medications for high blood pressure when her family doctor, Dr. Sandra Arango-Fahmy of Bay Family Medicine Group diagnosed that she also had pre-diabetes, meaning her blood sugar levels were dangerously close to her needing medication, including insulin.

“Knowing I was on my way to being diabetic was the last straw for me,” Ophelia says. “Believe me, I had tried to lose weight and exercise, but the diets just didn’t work for me.”

Family Doctor Recommends Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Fahmy, a colleague with Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri, medical director of the Institute for Weight Loss at Raritan Bay Medical Center, suggested she consult with him about bariatric surgery.

After work, Ophelia attended a Raritan Bay Medical Center bariatric support group meeting to find out what people had to say after they had the surgery. After one session, she liked what she heard and made an appointment to meet with Dr. Adeyeri.

“Ophelia was still relatively young, but was dealing with too many health issues related to metabolic syndrome (obesity),” Dr. Adeyeri explains. “People who can benefit from bariatric surgery are not always super-obese, like you see on television.”

A Year after Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery

A year since her surgery, Ophelia feels like she is living life in someone else’s body.

“I am nowhere near the diabetic spectrum and my blood pressure and cholesterol levels are normal!” She has lost well over 60 pounds and her clothing size has gone from a 22 down to a size 14.

“My advice to anyone considering bariatric surgery is to make your own decision and don’t worry about what other people around you say or think,’ she says. “No one else is living your life or knows what is best for you. Only you can decide how to treat your body.”

Ophelia said before she chose the vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), she gave traditional diets and exercise programs a fair shake. “But, ultimately, I needed something like bariatric surgery to jump start my mind and my body back to living life healthy again.”

Mission accomplished!

Is Extra Weight Causing Health Problems for You?

Call Sterling Surgicare at 732-217-3897 to learn more about the benefits of a bariatric weight loss solution. The first step is to attend Dr. Adeyeri’s New Patient Seminars held monthly at Raritan Bay in Old Bridge or CentraState Medical Center in Freehold.

Then schedule your private consultation with the doctor to find out which weight loss surgery operation would suit your lifestyle, health and age.


Barbara Hargadon Checks in 70 Pounds Lighter

July 2017

It was great to see Barbara in the Holmdel office for her two-year check-up this summer. 

She is one of those high-energy, full-of-life people who you can’t imagine having a weight issue.

But back in 2014, she did.

A big supporter of the bariatric weight loss experience, Barbara had the gastric sleeve nearly three years ago and has kept the weight off–well, just look at her with Dr. Adeyeri–she’s a bariatric superstar.

“Losing the weight after surgery is one challenge, but keeping it off for the long run also takes some earnest dedication,” Dr. Adeyeri says. “Barbara inspires me and the people around her every day. She makes you feel like you can accomplish anything.”


Kaylee Loses 120 Pounds in 11 Months to Prepare for Her New Medical Career

June 2017

“Dr. Adeyeri is truly my life savior. He just wants to see you strive and never have to deal with setbacks. His care radiates,” Kaylee, a future R.N., explains.

When she was overweight, Kaylee disliked doctor visits, as she always felt judged about her weight, which increased steadily over the years.

“During my first consultation with Dr. Adeyeri, I never felt more cared for by a doctor in my whole life. He weighed me, I cried and he looked at me and said, ‘Trust me Kaylee, I will change your life.’

It’s so crazy to say it but, I actually look forward to going to my check-ups and even getting weighed!”

A new outlook, a new life

“If I were to offer advice to anyone thinking about bariatric surgery, I would say be ready–physically and mentally—to change your whole outlook on life and the role food plays,” she explains. “You need to really want to make this change, more than anything else in your life.”

Just 11 months since her operation, Kaylee no longer requires medication for depression and is living a happier and healthier life.

“Don’t let anyone tell you bariatric surgery is the easy way out, because you will need to work very hard,” she advises. “Once you start seeing the weight loss, you will fall in love with yourself.”

Ready Kaylee’s fully story here.


Steven Explains How His Life Has Changed Since Weight Loss Surgery 

 May 2017

(Reprinted with permission by Steven Restituto)

I was hesitant to post this, but sometimes you have to be proud of yourself.

(I’ve rarely ever felt that way in my lifetime).

The top picture was me before my gastric bypass. At that point, I didn’t care if I died or lived on the operating table.

The blessing was a caring and extremely big motivator who took me in at my lowest point and didn’t back down–

Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri changed my outcome on life, without him knowing the impact it made.

The only gift I can give him is a picture of me with a shirt (yes, the band Kittie) that I haven’t been able to fit into since I last wore it – sophomore year of high school.

It proves that if you have the right mindset, and remember that having the surgery is a TOOL and NOT a miracle pill, you can be successful and change your life, faster than you may think.

I’m still losing weight and still have a journey to run, skin surgeries and other ailments I’m currently dealing with from not taking care of my body for such a long time.

Don’t follow my journey – get the help before you end up dealing with the consequences.

Thank you to the doctor and everyone at the office who treated me as a human – and not just as a patient.


Andrew Shares the Progression of his 170-Pound Weight Loss in Two Years

February 2017

There are just some bariatric patients that we work with whom we know–from the first time we meet them–that they will be successful in their weight loss efforts–and any other challenges they face in life.

That’s how we all felt when we met EMT and firefighter inspector Andrew from Spotswood.

Two years ago, he had weight loss surgery and today he is 170 pounds lighter.

His waist size has decreased from 52 includes to 36 inches and his clothing size, which was size 4X before bariatric surgery, is now a regular XL.

Andrew’s lovely wife has been his biggest cheerleader and supporter during the entire process.

He also worked out religiously with a trainer who understood the bariatric journey.


Heather Reed checks in with a pant size update

January 2017

You may recall that we shared Heather’s story in March 2016:

 March 28, 2016

Heather Reed Tells It Like It Is Five Months Post-Gastric Bypass

“Here I am 21 weeks post gastric bypass surgery:

I’ve lost 69 lbs (40 more to go).

My clothing size has dropped from a 22/24 to a 12/14.

Since Dr. Adeyeri performed my operation, I’ve not had a single complication–zero down time for me.

Let me be straight–this was the BEST decision I have ever made!

Thank you, Dr. Adeyeri!!!”

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While we were disappointed that Heather and her family relocated to another part of the country, her weight loss continued unabated.

(We love Facebook because we can stay in touch with patients whether they are down the road or across the pond!)

January 2017

“So yeah, this just happened at the mall today (see image on right)

Thanks Ayotunde Adeyeri!”


Raritan Bay Medical Center Nurse Gets Healthy Again After Losing 150 Pounds

October 2016

My esteemed colleague and patient, Dennis Bruno, RN, has lost 150 pounds since having gastric bypass in October 2015.

ObesityHelp.com, a global resource and support network for people undergoing weight loss surgery, featured a first-person account of his weight loss journey on its homepage (January 2017).  

This success could not happen to a better person.

The ins and outs of gastric bypass

Gastric bypass surgery is generally used for people who are severely obese and who have not been able to lose weight after several diet and exercise efforts.

Patients who opt for gastric bypass weight loss surgery consistently report a decrease in the frequency and intensity of their cravings for foods high in sugar and fat.

Many of our post-obesity surgery patients tell us that this procedure has profoundly improved their happiness and has given them back their lives.


Maribel Davis – On her way to losing half of her original weight

September 2016 

Maribel, the mother of four children from East Brunswick, NJ, her hands full, to say the least. But carrying too much weight was impeding her ability to enjoy day-to-day life.

“It’s the little things, like not being able to use a regular seat belt or go on amusement park rides with my kids,” Maribel explains.

After her weight exceeded 400 pounds, she independently lost 100 pounds on her own. To continue her momentum, she had the lap-band inserted in 2014.

When she first met with bariatric surgeon Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri, recommended to her by a family friend, the lap-band was causing severe acid reflux (GERD), and Maribel was on the verge of Barrett’s syndrome. In addition, she had regained 50 pounds of her original 100-pound weight loss, even with the lap-band still in place.

Rather than give up, she attended one of Sterling Surgicare’s bi-monthly New Patient Seminars held at Raritan Bay Medical Center, where Dr. Adeyeri discusses each of the different bariatric procedures and answers participants’ questions.

“The lap-band isn’t always successful for some patients,” Dr. Adeyeri explains. “I have treated several patients who have not given up on achieving significant weight loss–but know the lap-band isn’t providing the weight loss results they need.”

Starting anew – removing the lap-band

Dr. Adeyeri removed Maribel’s lap-band in the fall of 2015. After months of recovery, she was medically cleared to have gastric bypass in January 2016, weighing 339 pounds at the time of surgery.

A family history of weight issues

Maribel wasn’t alone in her obesity battle. Her sister and both of her parents (who were battling type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure due to their weight) also had weight loss surgery, but she was the first inspiration. (Dr. Adeyeri also performed gastric bypass on her father and mother).

Eighty pounds gone—and counting

Since her gastric bypass, her weight is down to 260 pounds and her motivation to keep losing is stronger than ever. “I often go to my favorite gym, Max Fitness, in the morning and again at night,” Maribel says. “Working out gives me much more energy than caffeine, carbs or sugar ever did.”

The 33-year-old has her sights set on getting her weight under 200 pounds, but her life is already changing dramatically.  “I have big plans for the rest of my life, now that I have the stamina and the appearance that I want to achieve. I am considering a career as a nurse or I may get my real estate license,” she says with a smile.

But she also gains strength from sharing her weight loss battle with others and is increasingly interested in a role as a motivation speaker to others who are battling weight issues.

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Maribel is chronicling her post-op progress on her Facebook page, “Get Down with Mari – Weight Loss Journey, where she has a following of nearly 1,500 readers.

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But, for the moment, she is reveling in a whole new world of fashion that is hers for the buying. “One of the best things about losing 163 pounds is that I can finally shop in regular department stores, since my clothing size has gone from a 5X down to a 2X,” Maribel explains. “I have so many more options available to me now.”

No one is ever “too heavy” to lose weight

Dr. Adeyeri says he sees Maribel as an outstanding success story in the making. “Like many people battling metabolic syndrome (obesity), it runs in Maribel’s family. But, as a team, this family banded together and decided to fight back.”

Dr. Adeyeri says that the family has collectively added years to their lives, due to the alleviation of many weight-related medical conditions.

Is it Your Turn to Win the War Against Weight?

Congratulations! The Sterling Surgicare team would be honored to partner with you for this life-changing journey. Start by calling us at (732) 217-3897 to talk with Melissa, our office manager and a bariatric success story herself! Dr. Adeyeri also hosts monthly Informational Seminars for people and their loved ones interested in learning more about the the most popular bariatric procedures.


Emily Shares a Six-Month Update Since Her Weight Loss Surgery

August 2016

(Dr. Adeyeri and the Sterling team loves to stay in touch with patients between check-ups, which is why the doctor is a true Facebook aficionado. He shared this recent post on his timeline):

Emily had weight loss surgery in March of this year.

She shared this post recently:

“So today I had my 6-month post-op appointment and I am sooooo happy! I’m down 71 pounds, have lost 40% of my body fat and I’m not even close to being done with this journey yet! Hard work pays off people!!!!!! With that said, let me make one thing perfectly clear: People may think bariatric surgery is an “easy way out,” but in reality, it’s far-and-away the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.. I also seriously have The Best Doctor and his staff is AMAZING! ‪

#‎byebyefat‬ 


Roni checks in 75 pounds lighter since her gastric sleeve bariatric surgery

July 2016

We are always excited when we have a weight loss surgery success story to share!

This week, we’d like to focus on Roni Fredericks from Monmouth County, NJ, who had the gastric sleeve performed by Dr. Adeyeri at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge last year.

Now 75 pounds lighter (and many clothing sizes smaller), Roni shared this update today describing how her life has changed:

“My clothing size is now a small/size 6, which I love. 

I can find dresses that fit me properly, now that my bust size went from a 40DDD to a 36DD.

I feel healthier and have so much more energy and confidence.

I work out now and look forward to waking up every day.” 

 


New Father Loses More than 200 Pounds in Eight Months After Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery

June 2016

Donald Raymond of Middlesex County started considering weight loss surgery in late 2014 but when he learned in February 2015 that his wife Shannon was expecting a baby, that sealed the deal. “I just wanted to make sure I would be around for my daughter,” says Raymond, 35.

Bariatric Surgery Decisions

Weight was an issue his entire life. When he investigated weight loss surgery, his weight was over 450 pounds. Don decided sleeve gastrectomy was the right solution for him, which would leave him with a full digestive system.

Don heard good things about Dr. Adeyeri through his work with a local ambulance company that regularly transported patients to Raritan Bay Medical Center, where Dr. Adeyeri serves as medical director of the Institute for Weight Loss. 

These two men turned out to be a great team as Don recently posted on his Facebook page—

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 “One of the best bariatric surgeons in the state did a great job on me, and I can’t thank him enough–and all my friends and family for being a rock through it all. If you’re in need of it, this is the man to go – the best decision I ever made in my life”.

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The Right Size

In just seven months since his sleeve gastrectomy(performed at Raritan Bay Medical Center in September 2015), Don has lost a whopping 205 pounds. He now tips the scales at about 275 pounds and doesn’t want to lose too much weight.

“I’m a big guy, 6 feet tall, with 56-inch shoulders,” he explains. “Below 200 pounds, I would not look right.” He’s now wearing size 44 pants, down from size 62, and his shirts are between XL and XXL.

No More Sleep Apnea

Since his surgery, Don has much more energy and exercises regularly. He goes to the gym four nights a week, plays softball once a week and attends football practice. He no longer uses his sleep apnea machine. Even before his surgery, Don played football, but was “nowhere near as active as I am now.”

Smooth Sailing

Don says his wife was his rock before and after the surgery. “The first two weeks were the hardest. It was smooth sailing after that,” he says. During those first two weeks, he drank liquids; watching other people eat regular food was tough. By week three, he graduated to yogurt, and the week after to pureed meals. By the fifth week, he could eat normal healthy meals, just in smaller volume.

These days, Don steers clear of junk food, not because his stomach is smaller, but he prefers to eat high protein foods such as Greek yogurt, fruit, veggies and protein shakes. When he dines out with his family, Don often orders off the children’s menu. He drinks water, coffee, juices and protein shakes.

Don’s Advice to Future Weight Loss Surgery Warriors

When asked what advice he would give to people considering weight loss surgery, Don replied that each person should look into the options and decide which of the procedures will work best for their weight loss goals and their long-term health.

He stressed the importance of supportive people, like his wife.

His best advice? “Listen to the doctor. That’s how I achieved these results.”

Are you ready to learn more about weight loss surgery? 

Call Sterling Surgicare at 732-217-3897 for a one-on-one consultation with our medical director, Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri, who also serves as medical director of the Institute for Weight Loss at Raritan Bay Medical Center.

You are also invited to attend his New Patient Seminars held monthly at Raritan Bay in Old Bridge or CentraState Medical Center in Freehold


Nineteen-year-old Ashley enters her 20’s 100 pounds lighter

May 2016

Ashley, a medical biller from Marlboro, didn’t grow up heavy but starting in her teens, added weight to her petite 4’11” frame every year.She tried all the traditional diet and exercise programs, but they didn’t come close to helping her lose the volume of weight she wanted to lose. 

“My friend also had a weight issue so we banded together to do a ton of research about the differences between the three most common bariatric procedures,” Ashley explains. “Gastric bypass offered the highest success rate not only in overall weight loss, but in helping to keep the weight off for the long-term.”

Ashley performed thorough due diligence in choosing the right bariatric program to meet her needs and expectations.

After meeting with a number of doctors, she chose our team here at Sterling Surgicare in Holmdel.

During our consultations, I agreed with Ashley that gastric bypass would be the right operation for her. I performed her surgery in July 2015, when she was 19-years-old. 

Ashley reaches her goal weight in just nine months

By April 2016, Ashley had lost 100 pounds; today she weighs about 117 pounds.

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“I go to the gym almost daily where I work-out on the treadmill for about 30 minutes and then do weight training,” Ashley says. “It’s something I actually look forward to—and that’s a statement I would never have made a year ago.”

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She said she loves buying clothes again and no longer feels like people are looking at her as if she’s ‘too big’ to be shopping in a ‘regular-size’ store. Today, Ashley wears a size 3 and extra-small, versus the size 18 and 2X which she wore before surgery. 

I truly admire Ashley’s motivation and determination at such a young age. She wisely chose not to keep trying different diets that were just not working for her. After successfully transforming her weight and lifestyle, this young woman who is just starting out in life, can enjoy her 20’s to the fullest, no longer held back by obesity.

Are you ready to learn more about weight loss surgery? 

Call Sterling Surgicare at 732-217-3897 for a one-on-one consultation with our medical director, Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri, who also serves as medical director of the Institute for Weight Loss at Raritan Bay Medical Center.

You are also invited to attend his New Patient Seminars held monthly at Raritan Bay in Old Bridge or CentraState Medical Center in Freehold.


Medical Professional Defeats Fatty Liver Disease and Pancreatitis with RNY Gastric Bypass

 April 2016

Carolyn Nelson-Oehl shared her bariatric weight loss surgery

experience with Sterling Surgicare on Facebook last week:

“Just a year ago, I was admitted into the hospital for pancreatitis.

Little did I know that it would change my life.

They found out while I was hospitalized that I also had an enlarged fatty liver (due to being overweight).

Then I had enough and made a appointment to see board certified bariatric surgeon, Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri.

Thanks to this wonderful doctor and his staff (especially the office manager, Melissa), my RNY gastric bypass (10/14/2015) was a huge success

In just six months, I have already lost 100 pounds!

Get ready–I can’t believe I’m saying this– but I am only 25 pounds away from my FINAL GOAL WEIGHT!

You all have literally given me my life back!”


Sayreville father of three young children loses 225 pounds and changes his life

March 2016

Harvey Jones has a good life: He’s married to an accomplished nurse with whom he has three children, ages six, seven and nine. As a stay-at-home father, his parenting job is sometimes 24/7 due to his wife’s hectic work schedule.

The only thing holding him back was his weight—407 pounds of it, to be exact. 

In July 2014 at age 50, Harvey underwent gastric bypass surgery. After spending a few days in the hospital, he headed home to begin changing his life. 

“To this day, I’ve never experienced a single complication since my operation,” Harvey notes. “I was concerned that my higher BMI might cause problems, but this was not the case.” 

Once he was home, the real work began. “I’ll be honest, I just did what Dr. Adeyeri and the bariatric dietitian told me to do,” Harvey explains.

Finding Strength in His Faith

“I really felt that God was leading me to do this and I knew he was with me at every step of my journey.” He also credits his wife for supporting him and helping him to improve his entire lifestyle.

Today, less than two years later, Harvey has lost an impressive 225 pounds and weighs about 180 pounds. His pant size has decreased from size 62 to size 38. 

“From the very beginning, I used the same small bowl to eat all my meals,” he explains. “Even today, I rely on that little bowl to keep me on track.” 

How Life is Different 225 Pounds Lighter

Whereas before bariatric surgery Harvey couldn’t physically do much with his kids, today he enjoys biking, a game of football and just wrestling in the family room.

“When I weighed 400 pounds, it took a lot for me just to climb the stairs. That’s just no way to live.” 

Harvey says that in the scope of his life, committing to losing 225 pounds was the best decision he ever made. “There is no question I am going to live years—maybe even decades—longer now that I am healthy. God has truly blessed me with so much to live for.”

Do You Want to Learn More About Weight Loss Surgery?

Call Sterling Surgicare at 732-217-3897 for a one-on-one consultation with our medical director, Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri, who also serves as medical director of the Institute for Weight Loss at Raritan Bay Medical Center.

You are also invited to attend his New Patient Seminars held monthly at Raritan Bay in Old Bridge or CentraState Medical Center in Freehold.


 

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5 Reviews | Average Rating: 5

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Via ObesityHelp.com Patient Review  I originally met Dr. Adeyeri at a seminar on Staten Island, a first phase in which is required before you start the process. I found him and his staff very friendly, thorough and knowledgeable. At the seminar, he explained, in detail, the difference of each procedure and answered everyone's questions. When I left I was positive that I wanted to proceed to the next step.

I made the appointment to visit his office and met the rest of the staff. They were awesome.

I cannot say enough about his staff. Melissa, is at the front desk and she warmly welcomed me. I have learned so much from Lori and Maureen that I cannot thank you both enough, and of course, Dr. Adeyeri who put me at ease as soon as I met him. The bariatric program is a process but the end result is golden.

Thank you Dr. Adeyeri and his staff for a wonderful experience. I am so happy and I feel fortunate to have met all of you.

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The staff is really friendly and helpful.
Dr. Adeyeri is great. He explained all the procedures and the differences between all of them.  He was very professional yet very approachable.

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Two years ago, I changed my life forever. The progress has been amazing and I'm still only getting started. I'm down a net of 170 lbs, and have shed 81 inches off of various measurements, going from a 4XL to XL and from a 52 inch waist to a 36.

I would like thank all my friends and family for their continued support. Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri for making it possible, Eric Bravo for pushing me and getting me in the best physical shape I've ever been in my entire life.

But of course none of this would be possible without my rock and biggest supporter Jessica Landstrom for praising me when appropriate and kicking my ass when I need it. I can't wait see what the next year brings!

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By Martina:
Dr. Adeyeri told me the first time we met that wls is a tool, not a miracle and I took that to heart. After having gastric sleeve surgery in 2016, I have lost (and maintain) an 80-pound weight loss. Even when you see significant weight loss soon after surgery, don't let up. Go for your goal weight! Early success is a motivator, not a stopping point. Believe me, once you get to goal, it's well worth the effort. I am so, so happy I had the courage to do this.

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Here I am 21 weeks post gastric bypass surgery:

I've lost 69 lbs (40 more to go). My clothing size has dropped from a 22/24 to a 12/14. Since Dr. Adeyeri performed my operation, I've not had a single complication--zero down time for me. Let me be straight--this was the BEST decision I have ever made! Thank you, Dr. Adeyeri