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Jared Butler

Procedure Type: Gastric Sleeve Procedure

Procedure Date: September, 2016

Why did you decide to have bariatric surgery?

I had trouble climbing stairs at work and stayed out of breath.

How much weight have you lost since the beginning of the process?

80 pounds.

What has been the hardest thing to get accustomed to after surgery?

Eating slowly and staying away from bread.

What is the best feeling of accomplishment you have experienced since your surgery?

I'm able to hike and kayak now. I'm much more active and full of energy.

Do you have any advice for patients considering surgery, or those who are getting discouraged after surgery?

Take that first step. It's worth it! You will feel so much better once the weight comes off.

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