After trying and failing to lose weight throughout her adult life, Jenna decided to explore her options for bariatric surgery to help improve her self-confidence and health.
She says, "I felt as though I’d been on a diet for the past 20 years, with no real success! Due to dietary issues, I ended up developing type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, which I had to manage with medication. I knew then that something had to give and decided to have my gastric sleeve surgery with Transform Hospital Group. Some of my friends had used them before, and so I knew I’d be in safe hands.”
“My consultation went really well, and I felt at ease and comfortable discussing the procedure. My surgeon, Mr Richardson, was fantastic. He answered all of my queries with great understanding and patience, and was very easy to speak to. My surgeon assistant, Roseanne, was amazing throughout my whole journey and was there for me with daily support. Once my surgery date was booked in, I was a mix of nerves and excitement, but I couldn’t wait to see the results.”
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“The day of surgery felt surreal, but I was more than ready for a new me! The procedure went smoothly, and the entire team was fantastic – they were supportive and constantly reassured me throughout the day. Plus, my aftercare has been phenomenal! I still have regular calls with the dietitian to check-in that I’m doing okay. I feel incredibly supported."
“Since my surgery, I have zero regrets and couldn’t be happier with my results! I’ve lost 4 and a half stone and dropped 5 dress sizes since November. It’s had such a positive impact on my life - I’m much more confident in myself. My relationship with food has completely changed, and I've made huge changes to my lifestyle and diet. Even my husband and children are eating healthier meals as a result!”
And it’s not just Jenna’s confidence that’s improved since her surgery. “I also haven’t had to take any medication for my diabetes or high blood pressure for 10 weeks. My blood sugar levels and pressure had levelled out to normal. I’m absolutely over the moon.”
When asked if she would recommend the procedure to anyone in a similar position, Jenna can’t help but smile. “I’ve already recommended a friend, and she's set to have the same procedure in February! It’s a big lifestyle change but SO worth it. I never knew I could be this confident.”