Bariatric surgery patient reflects on lifestyle change
When Ronald's father passed away in 2017, Ronald weighed 370 pounds. That's when he knew he wanted to make a permanent lifestyle change.
When Ronald’s father passed away in 2017, Ronald weighed 370 pounds. That’s when he knew he wanted to make a permanent lifestyle change. Ronald saw how much his father struggled later in life and he wanted something different for himself. In February 2018, Ronald underwent bariatric procedure, a form of weight loss surgery through TriStar Centennial Center for Weight Management. His journey is a true example of how committing to a better version of yourself can lead to a happier and healthier life.
“My life has been totally different since my surgery. I would say I now have a life. I am much more active. My eating habits have changed completely. I am happier and I can do things I would have never thought of before. I have more confidence in myself and am not as self-conscious as I used to be.”
Thanks to the physicians at TriStar Centennial Center for Weight Management, Ronald says his bariatric surgery allowed him to really start living. When he steps into a room he is confident others see him as a person and not for his weight.
“I do not have to look for a certain chair when I enter a room. I can wear clothes that fit and not clothes that just cover me up. If you want to stop simply being alive and start living, I would highly recommend bariatric surgery.”
Now, Ronald is confidently riding roller coasters, hiking mountains, exercising regularly and feels like a better version of himself. He was able to accomplish this by working with the doctors and staff members at TriStar Centennial Center for Weight Management.
At TriStar Health, our mission is to improve your quality of life and maximize your health by delivering excellence in care. For some patients, we fulfill this mission through comprehensive weight management programs and treatment for obesity.