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Beth Pirillo

Surgery Date: 8/8/2022
Starting Weight: 218
Current Weight: 177

What made you decide to have weight loss surgery? After many attempts at the different weight loss options and many failed attempts I decided to take control of my life.

How long did it take for you to decide to have weight loss surgery? 18 months

Did anyone either encourage or discourage you from having surgery? I have so much support. My best friend had her surgery two years almost to the date as mine, my sister in law is 5 years out and all my family has been a true blessing as a support team.

What do you wish you'd known before the surgery? I wish I realized how cold I would be.

What things are you able to do now that may have been difficult or impossible before surgery? Bend over and tie my shoes without losing my breath.

Which conditions or diseases have you seen decrease or disappear since your surgery? My blood pressure is significantly lower now.

How has surgery altered your outlook on life, your emotions, and/or relationships? I am so much more confident when I’m out in public, I’m so much happier and my husband and I have an amazing relationship and it’s only made it better.

Why did you decide to have surgery with Dr. Eibes? I’ve heard nothing but great things from anyone whose had the surgery with Dr Eibes and he made the transition less scary as surgery could potentially be.

What would you say about Dr. Eibes and his team? I can not thank the team enough for how compassionate they all are.

What would you tell someone who is considering weight loss surgery? Do it! It will change your life in so many ways. It is definitely a tool not a correct-all; however, the support you have makes it even better.

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