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Future Nurse Gets Her Health on Track with Bariatric Surgery

gastric bypass weight loss surgery NJKaylee Lust’s life was just beginning. But at age 20, she battled obesity, a chronic medical condition that ran in her family, and also struggled with depression and anxiety. Preparing to study for a career as a nurse, she didn’t want to start her life weighed down by weight.

“My father had gastric bypass bariatric surgery several years ago and I watched him lose hundreds of pounds,” Kaylee says. “I wanted my extra weight off quickly and safely.”

A trusted healthcare professional recommends Dr. Adeyeri

Kaylee’s aunt worked at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel as a nurse and recommended she reach out to board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri for a consultation. She initially attended his New Patient Seminar, supported by her mother and father.

After medical clearance, she had gastric bypass bariatric surgery on June 27, 2016.

“I was a size 18 pants and 2X shirt at the time of my surgery,” Kaylee recalls. “This is not the clothing size you want to wear when you are 20-years-old.” The nursing student said the earliest days after her weight loss surgery operation were the most challenging, but she kept her sights focused only on how she would look in one year, if she followed the program.

Kaylee loses 120 pounds and is off all medications in 11 months

“I laugh because the dream I had about my new appearance has become a reality!” she says with a smile. “I still can’t quite believe I now wear a size six pant and size small top!”

Choosing to have gastric bypass bariatric surgery has brought her closer to her father, also. They both take a boxing class together, which has a high calorie-burn-rate and builds upper body and core strength.

A new kind of doctor visit

 “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 says.

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!”

“Why Weight Loss Surgery Works When Diets Don’t” (New York Times  – February 13, 2017)

A new outlook, a new life after bariatric surgery

“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.”

Are you ready to find out more about weight loss surgery?

Take a look at all the pages of our website, particularly our Patient Reviews page. Then sign up for the next New Patient Seminar and come to meet Dr. Adeyeri and find out the answers to any questions you have.

Finally, call our friendly and respectful team of bariatric professionals (you may speak with our office manager, Melissa, who had weight loss surgery five years ago!) at (732) 217-3897 (yes, we have evening office hours on Tuesdays!).

There’s no reason to wait. Move forward with your life. Starting today.