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Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Success: Brittany’s Story

Feb 7 2018
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Brittany’s lost more than half her body weight — and that’s just the start of positive change she’s seen from her laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.

How do you go from 330 pounds to working at a gym? For Brittany Fox, it all started with laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. And while she now feels confident to out-run or out-jump anyone at the gym, it was once the opposite.

“Everybody says your wedding day is supposed to be the best day of your life. I remember on my wedding day, I was sitting at my reception eating, and my dress was so tight I wasn’t happy,” she said. “The next day we left for Alaska on a plane, and I couldn’t fit in the seat.”

When Brittany decided to make a long-term change, she went to Mercy Health’s St. Elizabeth St. Joseph Weight Loss Center. She describes her first appointment as welcoming and informative — discussing everything from her current lifestyle to surgery recovery time.

“Dr. Martin is fantastic. He will listen to you side-by-side. There is no desk — him on one side, me on the other side,” she said. “He’s right there with me, ‘Do you have any questions, any concerns, what are your struggles?’ And he addresses those.”

Dr. Martin credits this patient focus as a key reason that patients have success losing weight with Mercy Health.

“You’re not just another number with us. We’re a smaller program that has been very successful,” Dr. Martin said. “And the reason why is we take pride in getting to know each and every patient very well in this weight loss program.”

As for Brittany’s take on the surgery?

“I felt great. I was back to work in a week,” she said. “I had no problems, no complications. I was in the hospital for one night.”

So far, Brittany has lost 180 pounds. If you’re looking for a program to help you make a positive, long-term change, Mercy Health is here for you every step of the way. Reach out today to request more information about how surgical weight loss can help you.

If this story inspires you the same way it inspires us, you might want to check out these additional success stories! Read about this Brandon’s surgical weight loss success, bariatric surgery success, and life after surgical weight loss.


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Daniel Patrick Bell

I qualify for the surgery. I would like to have the surgery this summer in Brazil. My question is:. Can I go through the initial testing at your facility such as the team of specialists (cardiologists etc...) And have the evaluation to take down to Brazil with me which the Brazilian surgeon is fine with or is it all one deal where the surgery would have to be done here?
April 14th, 2018 | 12:12pm

Mercy Health

Hi Daniel, Thank you for reaching out! To get in touch with someone from our bariatrics team, please fill out this form: https://www.mercy.com/medical-weight-loss-solutions Those team members can help answer your specific questions and help you reach your goals. Let us know if we can do anything else to assist!
April 16th, 2018 | 10:17am

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