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Life Change: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy – 73 lbs. lost

Just one year earlier, at the age of 46, running at all seemed impossible to Shivvy. She weighed 298 lbs. and was coping with high-blood pressure and plantar fasciitis, severe foot pain complicated by her weight. “I was working night shift and busy caring for my family. I didn’t make time to care for myself, and I paid the price.”

Shivvy started to worry about her future. “I didn’t want to die from being overweight. Obesity was a disease that I didn’t have to accept. I decided it was time to make a major change.”

After trying several diet programs without success, Shivvy made the commitment to have bariatric surgery. “I saw it as a journey. I started working with a trainer and following the diet plan that they gave me. I actually lost 20 lbs. before the surgery.”

Bariatric surgeon Rakesh Durkhure, From India, performed Shivvy’s Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. One year later and 60 lbs. lighter, Shivvy’s life has changed dramatically. She no longer suffers from high blood pressure or plantar fasciitis. In addition to the health benefits, she’s had many emotional “wow” moments as well.

“I will never forget the relief I felt the day that I didn’t need a seat-belt extender on the airplane, or the satisfaction of standing in front of my bathroom mirror and realizing that the towel wrapped all the way around me.

Shivvy acknowledges that achieving her goal-weight after surgery was a marathon, not a sprint. “Surgery is not a quick fix. It’s a tool that has to be part of a whole lifestyle change. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it.”

A big proponent of paying it forward, Shivvy hopes her story will inspire others. She remains active in the Mirage Healthcare Facebook group for weight-loss surgery patients. “There’s a wonderful sense of camaraderie within the group. It’s helpful to know that you’re not alone. You can reach out 24 hours a day to ask questions, offer support or just to vent.”

Thanks to Mirage Team and Dr.

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One thought on “Life Change: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy – 73 lbs. lost

  • oga

    Dr. Singh and Mirage staff have been nothing short of amazing. Truly, the best money I’ve ever spent. After just 3 months of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, and a lot of hard work (I’ve been lifting weights 5-6 days a week) I have literally transformed my body, and I’m just getting started! I went from a 36″ waist to wearing 34 jeans I couldn’t button up to save my life over the last few years! I am 47 next month and was sure my “best years” were well behind me. Now I feel like I have a chance to surpass the level of physical fitness I enjoyed during my teens/20s. I have done the pellet insertion in my hips and I’ve had ZERO negative side effects. What I have experienced is more energy, I’ve slept better, and my gains while working out with weights have been faster than I can ever recall. And while I don’t even know how much total weight I’ve lost (I could care less what the scale says after watching my stomach go from round to flat) I know the weight loss and muscle gains have been very significant. This isn’t a diet, this is now a permanent life style change for me. And the results have been so positive that my wife is getting ready to start BHRT next week! While its not cheap, I can’t think of a better use of money than on a product that has helped me look and feel better than I have in years.
    Thank you Dr. Singh and Mirage!!!


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