Taking the Leap: My Journey Through Gastric Sleeve Surgery

I’m beyond blessed to share that I’ve lost over 100 pounds in less than 4 months. My gastric sleeve isn’t just a procedure I’ve had, it’s truly a part of who I am, so much so that I feel like I HAVE to share my story with anyone who is struggling with a weight problem, like I owe them the guidance of how to finally beat it! At the end of the day, this isn’t a random success story, this is THE success story.

As I look back at pictures of myself from a year ago, or even five years ago, I’m literally disgusted with myself. Sounds harsh but it’s true. That isn’t me, I wasn’t being the best I could be, and not to mention, I never even noticed how bad it was. There are many reasons I took the leap of faith and had the surgery. When I was 13, my dad passed away. The pain of not having him by my side as I graduated, got married and have kids has been a big part of my life. If I don’t get this weight off and make a change for the better, my son won’t have a dad to cover for him when he gets in trouble. My daughter won’t have a shoulder to use to recover from a broken heart or an arm to hang onto as she walks down the aisle.

Now let me stress, being overweight doesn’t make you a bad person, or any less of a person than someone who is fit, but at the same time, it’s not where anyone wants to be. You can be better, happier and have more confidence. I can’t tell you the last time I’ve had this much confidence in myself and how I look. Every step forward puts me closer to my destination. No improvements can be made unless you pick a destination!

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Tom Umbach

Tom Umbach

Bariatrics is Dr. Umbach’s Passion! His practice is 100% devoted to helping Las Vegas gastric sleeve and gastric bypass clients achieve healthier lifestyles. It brings him great pleasure to see clients shed their excess weight and enjoy the simple pleasures of life – playing with their children or grandchildren, riding a roller coaster for the first time, or starting to date and travel.

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