“At 19 years old I decided to make a life changing decision to undergo weight loss surgery. I struggled with my weight throughout my entire childhood and into adolescence. I tried everything from school sports, different gyms, fad diets, appetite suppressants, meeting with nutritionists and I just couldn’t lose the weight on my own.
At my heaviest I was 278lbs with a 44 BMI. At 5’6 wearing a size 24 in jeans, I knew I needed to make a change or I would be going through my adulthood obese, unhappy, feeling trapped in a body I didn’t want and most of all risking the longevity of my life. February 2004 Dr. James Atkinson and PA-C Brian Grace gave me a priceless tool to help me achieve the weight loss goals I’ve always wanted! 6 months after the surgery I lost 100 lbs and within that year I lost a total of 130lbs. I have kept it off for almost 12 years continuing on with the proper healthy eating choices and lifestyle changes. Not one day goes by that I don’t think about how the surgery has radically changed not only the way I eat, but every aspect of my life, from my health to my relationships. I wouldn’t change my decision for the world and I would do it all over again if I had to.”-Jessica (Results may vary and are based on a variety of factors)
“Thanks to you, Dr. Atkinson, my life has completely changed. I can run and keep up with my 5 year old daughter and I’ve never felt healthier. The care and support I received was exceptional. My family and I will always be grateful. Thank you Dr. Atkinson for giving me my life back.” –Stephanie (Results may vary and are based on a variety of factors)
“I had struggled with my weight since my first child. I decided to have my Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Atkinson after my first two grandchildren were born. Even though I live in Michigan, I traveled to Las Vegas and my experience was great. I have lost over 90 pounds and feel fantastic. I was bordering on diabetes and my doctor recommended I look at weight loss surgery. I now have no signs of diabetes and have a new outlook on my life. I would recommend him to anyone.” –Charlotte (Results may vary and are based on a variety of factors)