I hadn’t seen her in a year – but the first thing she did was give me a hug and thanked me for saving her life.
“I just put the lap-band in you, you did the real work,” I said.
“No, doctor, you don’t understand.”
She had lost 110 pounds since she had the lapband surgery in Phoenix. Then, a year ago she felt a lump in her breast. It was cancer.
“I would have never felt that lump when I weighed 110 pounds more. That cancer would have grown and grown.”
Thankfully she is doing well now, the cancer removed, therapy done. There are a lot of benefits of weight loss surgery, and sometimes weight loss surgery can mean saving a life.
Dr Terry Simpson – has written 50 posts on this site.
Dr Terry Simpson is a weight loss surgeon, author, & speaker, performing weight loss surgery in Arizona bariatric centers located in Phoenix. Dr Simpson performs lapband (gastric band) surgery, and works with weight loss surgery patients to adopt healthier lifestyles. He offers online courses on "Mastering the Lapband" and "Caring for Your Gastric Sleeve." www.drsimpson.com