Yeison's Success Story

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Yeison’s Story – How My Life Completely Turned Around
In 2022, Yeison Pinales had weight loss surgery at Emerson Health. Learn in his own words why he had surgery, how it changed his life, and his best tip for others considering weight loss surgery.

Type of surgery I had: Sleeve gastrectomy, which removes approximately two-thirds of
the stomach

Bariatric surgeon: David Lautz, MD, FACS, FASMBS

My motivation: I wanted a healthier lifestyle without worrying about high blood
pressure and all of the other complications I had.

How my life changed: My life has done a complete turnaround. My health improves
daily, and I no longer need blood pressure medication. I can do more physical activities
with my family. As a local store owner, I must stand from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., six days a
week. I can do that now — no problem. When the store is quiet, I exercise with my
colleagues. My journey is not over, but the surgery was the stepping stone to reset my life.

My tip for people considering weight loss surgery: Do not be scared. Once you have the surgery, you start understanding how life-changing it is.

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