16 March 2022

Patsy's story - gastric sleeve

Patsy had long struggled with her weight before opting to have gastric sleeve surgery. “There were a few reasons why I wanted to go ahead with the procedure,” she explains.

“The catalyst was the breakdown of my relationship with my boyfriend, as he left me due to my weight gain. I was so unhappy afterward and knew that I needed to make a change to feel better about myself as my confidence had hit rock bottom. After he finished with me, I was at a restaurant celebrating my son's birthday and the chair I was sitting in actually broke. That was a real eye-opener - it made me realise I had to take action.” 

Patsy continues, "The health aspects of being overweight also helped me make my decision. Although I never suffered from any health problems because of my weight, I was always aware that they could happen. I knew that I needed to start to prioritise my health, not just for my peace of mind, but also for my children.”

We care. It’s that simple.

“The team at Burcot Hall Hospital was fantastic and they provided faultless care,” remembers Patsy. “From the moment I walked through the door, they were so accommodating that I felt at ease immediately. My surgeon, Mr Nijjar, was amazing! I had complete faith in him, and everything went well on the day.”

Her recovery went smoothly, too. “Luckily for me, I had a pain-free recovery, with only a little discomfort. I woke up after my surgery, and couldn’t believe it was over – I felt absolutely fine! I’m 9 months post-op and my scars are so much less noticeable now. It’s been a dream recovery.”

Patsy's transformation


Your life, enhanced.

Following her procedure, Patsy is ecstatic. “Choosing to have gastric sleeve surgery has changed my life for the better. It’s given me things I didn’t know I was missing, such as an active social life and a newfound love for the gym,” she says. “I’ve found a whole new lease of life! Since the procedure, I’ve had a total lifestyle change. I have a completely new outlook on life, and I remember to always focus on the positives. I’m delighted with my results. I’m eight stone down, and well on my way to my target of ten stone. I only wish I’d done it sooner!”


Patsy did it, and so could you.

She smiles, “I’d recommend to anyone in the situation I was in - do it! It’ll be one of the best things you ever do for yourself. My procedure has helped boost my confidence, and now I’m much happier in my own body. And it’s not just me who’s benefitted from my results, but my children have, too. As a result of me being fitter, I’m able to spend more time being more active with them, such as going swimming, which they love! I couldn’t be happier."




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