Theresa Checks in Five Years After Gastric Sleeve

We are always delighted to hear from our bariatric patients from the past. Beginning two years after surgery, we strongly recommend an annual in-person visit to review the past year to address any health or weight management challenges. That’s not always possible for some people, of course.

This week, Dr. Adeyeri received this surprise Facebook message from Theresa, who had the gastric sleeve in 2018. Weathering all of life’s natural challenges and throwing in a multi-year global pandemic…didn’t deter the Monmouth County woman–who has maintained her 90-pound weight loss–with polish and panache! 

She shares her update below, which we are sharing with her permission:


Theresa in 2018 prior to gastric sleeve surgery performed by Dr. Adeyeri.

“Five years ago, I wasn’t feeling healthy, out of shape and the heaviest I’ve been in my life, I did not like the person looking back at me in the mirror. I decided it was time to make a change for myself and my family. A mutual friend introduced me to Dr. Adeyeri and my new healthy journey began! January 2018 was the beginning of the new me. Turning 52 next month, I’m never looking back! Five years and 90 pounds later, I’m living my best healthy life! I have to thank Dr. Adeyeri and his staff who helped me every step of the way! Forever grateful!”

Theresa Curto

Theresa five years after losing 90 pounds.


Pre-surgery versus post-surgery.

Are you considering the gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, gastric banding or a bariatric revision?

Are you interested in learning more about surgical weight loss? Call 732-217-3897 to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Adeyeri within two weeks of your call. Our friendly staff will also be happy to confirm your bariatric surgery medical coverage.

Don’t say,” Oh, I’ll wait until January to pursue weight loss surgery…” Keep in mind, the bariatric approval process takes time, so starting now can ensure that you are ready to change your health and life in 2024. Dr. Adeyeri is an in-network provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ and several other private medical insurers. We look forward to meeting you!