Distal RNY Gastric BypassSurgeon
: Ki Oh, MDDate of surgery
: March, 2003Height
: 6’ 5”Weight before surgery:
474 lbs.Total weight loss:
Why he had distal RNY gastric bypass surgery
At the age of 25 I was told that I had less than a year to live… I had several co-morbidities such as sleep apnea, hypertension, type two diabetes, and cardiomyopathy. My liver function was horrible and my kidneys were beginning to shut down. It was only a matter of time before my body 'gave out' due to my extreme obesity.
His biggest post-procedure challenge with weight loss surgery
My biggest post-surgery challenge has been adjusting to eating smaller quantities of food, and not relying on food as a 'reward.' I used to eat excessively when I was happy, or sad, so finding a new avenue for emotional venting has been something new for me to learn.
How life has changed
Life is GREAT now! I love being able to do anything, and everything that I’ve missed out on while I was overweight. All of my co-morbidities have disappeared and I now have a normal life span.
Advice for others considering distal RNY gastric bypass surgery
Be sure to do your research when selecting a surgeon. Definitely get into a support group for bypass patients before and after surgery, and most importantly take all of your vitamins and protein supplements that your surgeon recommends.