It’s no secret, losing weight is difficult, and for some, seemingly impossible.
For many, as the pounds increase, so do many health risks. High blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and depression contribute to reduced life expectancy forcing many to choose between life and death.
Fortunately, with bariatric weight loss surgery, many people can lose weight, keep it off, and regain their quality of life. Whether you’ve struggled with diet and exercise or have health conditions that make losing weight nearly impossible, there may be an option.
With the help of Epic Care surgeon, Dr. Aileen Murphy, Marcelo committed to make major life changes and ultimately underwent bariatric weight loss surgery. Now, twelve months later, Marcelo is 283 lbs. lighter than his previous weight of 650 lbs., and he is living life to the fullest.
“I’ve been big my whole life,” explained Marcelo. “And I was made fun of. I always said I was going to lose weight naturally, but I had to admit that I was too sick. I couldn’t even walk to my driveway without being in excruciating pain. After hearing good things about Epic Care and their doctors, I attended a weight loss seminar and trusted in the guidance of Dr. Murphy until I was approved for surgery.”
Marcelo’s journey to better health and weight loss has been filled with many non-scale victories, such as fitting in the seat of an airplane, swimming, working out with a trainer, and even buying underwear off the rack! When asked what’s next, Marcelo said, “Although it hasn’t been an easy road, I’m not giving up and I want to share my story to help others.”
For more information about surgical outcomes and superior expertise in the treatment of obesity and its related health conditions, please call 925.338.8511 for a consult. We look forward to being your partner in health!
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Since joining Epic Care late in 2018, Colon & Rectal Surgeon, Dr. Guevara has demonstrated his place as an integral part of the East Bay’s healthcare community. Dr. Guevara provides quality and state-of-the-art colorectal surgery, such as his recent robotic procedure –
the first robotic trans anal resection of a rectal lesion (TAMIS) at John Muir Health Medical Center, Walnut Creek using the DaVinci Xi Intuitive Robot.
The Robotic TAMIS is a safe and effective method for excising the lower rectal neoplasia with a wide range of anatomical measurements and is one of many colorectal robotic surgeries now performed by Dr. Guevara at local John Muir health hospitals and the San Ramon Regional Medical Center.
For patients seeking colorectal surgery, Dr. Guevara welcomes the opportunity to meet with you directly for a consultation or second opinion. For questions or more information, please call Dr. Guevara and our new Walnut Creek practice (925)391-2220.