It’s been right at a year since I have had surgery from Dr. Provost. I never realized how big I actually was until I lost the weight. In my mind’s eye, I didn’t look like I actually looked and felt, never saw myself as an obese person, just a little overweight. Looking back at old photos, I am ashamed of myself for getting to that point.
I was 300 pounds and counting. When I looked into the future, all I could see was me getting larger and more secluded since I was SO embarrassed and uncomfortable. Being shy from birth didn’t help, but I hated going anywhere that there was a chance of a crowd even small settings were uncomfortable.
I have been struggling with weight issues most of my life. I have tried all kinds of exercise programs and eating plans, only to end up heavier after each attempt. In 2009, I began breaking out in a sweat with any attempt of physical activity and I would get out of breath walking up a flight [...]
I am a woman in my mid 50s with diabetes and liver disease. My doctor (a liver specialist at Methodist Hospital in Dallas) referred me to UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. After seeing my medical records, the doctors at UT chose Dr. David Provost as being best qualified to do my surgery. Unfortunately, at that [...]
After my weight loss, I move a lot easier and I don’t feel hot all the time. My feet don’t hurt even after walking around the Grand Canyon for six hours. It is also nice to go to a clothing store and have a bigger selection to pick from, because most stores never have a [...]
I am a stay at home mother of 2 and had my lap band 3/13/09. Before surgery I had severe obstructive sleep apnea and no energy to play with my kids. In 10 months I lost 121 lbs with the lap band. I have a lot of energy to play with my children and my [...]
I’ve loved food for as long as I can remember. I’m the youngest of four children, so we always had a lot of food at the table. I was never “the fat kid” at school, but I was always at least 20-30 pounds heavier than my classmates. My weight spiraled out of control when I [...]
First of all, I would like to say that Dr. Provost saved my life more than once.
Before surgery I had tried every diet imaginable. The list is too long and probably quite similar to everyone reading this. One thing I did try that I have not seen listed in anyone else’s testimonials is getting wrapped [...]
My initial surgery, a gastric bypass, was performed by Dr. Provost in April, 2000. At that time, I weighed 325 pounds. I had both high blood pressure and diabetes. Although I initially had some complications, I eventually lost almost 150 pounds. The high blood pressure and diabetes disappeared. For the first time in my life, [...]