Judy Takes Charge to Lose Weight
Weight wasn’t much of an issue for Judy until she reached her 40s. After having children, a failed marriage, and a demanding job, the stress began to take a toll. The physical weight kept piling on, and so did other health issues. Judy tried to diet and exercise, but unfortunately nothing worked.
Determined to turn things around, Judy began researching weight loss and bariatric surgery. She found Anita P. Courcoulas, MD, director of the Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery Program at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.
After discussing several surgical options, Dr. Courcoulas and Judy agreed gastric sleeve surgery was the best choice.
After her surgery, Judy lost 95 pounds, and many of her other health issues subsided. With her joint pain gone, she could exercise and work out with a personal trainer four times a week.
Judy now enjoys traveling the world with her new husband and taking part in activities with weight restrictions such as parasailing and flying in hot air balloons.
Learn more about Judy’s gastric sleeve surgery from the UPMC Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.