INTERNATIONAL PATIENT EXPERIENCES
Obesity Surgery Testimonials
After being obese most of my life, and having lost hundreds of pounds only to gain it all back, I decided to take the drastic step of having gastric bypass surgery. I learnt about Forerunners Healthcare Consultants by searching on the Internet for better options for my Gastric Bypass Surgery than were available in UK. I contacted Forerunners Healthcare Consultants in India Dr Dheeraj Bojwani swiftly answered all my questions and gave me the confidence to travel all the way to India for my treatment.
He gave me several options including having the surgery anywhere in India. Forerunners Healthcare Consultants were extremely efficient in dealing with all my concerns and queries, Dr Dheeraj Bojwani made my hospital arrangements and assured me that I would be well taken care of, he was absolutely right. Thank you so much. My stay here at the hospital was beyond expectation or belief. The care given by every employee and the expertise of the doctors is unmatched. With such a journey as I made, my comfort was only possible due to the level of fantastic care to be provided to me.
My recommendation to anyone considering this path is to go; you will find all of your fears put to rest & learn a few things along the way. I most certainly would have been lost if not for Dr Dheeraj Bojwani. He made all the difference in my stay.
Everyone here from the C.E.O to the cleaning staff influenced my stay and made me welcome. A special thanks to Dr Dheeraj Bojwani a friend I look forward to keeping for a long time to come. Dr Dheeraj Bojwani is with me in the picture above.
- Starting Weight before the surgery: 325
- Weight approx 12-15 months after the
having gastric bypass surgery my life was out of
control. I weighed 325 pounds and was so depressed
I wanted to die. I honestly felt my family would
be better off without me. I was so obese I felt
I was nothing more than an embarrassment and a
burden to them. When I went out in public people
would stare at me and either whisper to each other
or say something hurtful to me. I had many medical
problems and was in constant pain. To sleep the
entire night through was something I longed for,
but because of my sleep apnea I awoke several times
gasping for air. Even when I lay on my side I could
feel my weight crushing me.
On September 16th 2005,
I received the most precious gift I could ever have
hoped for: Dr. Dheeraj Bojwani from Forerunners
Healthcare assisted me in getting the gastric
bypass surgery in India. I was afraid of having major
surgery, but his kindness and compassion reassured
me. He truly cared about me and I had total confidence
in his skill. I was in the hospital only three days
and had minimal pain. I was provided with all the guidelines
I needed to follow and invited to call anytime I had
a question or concern.
I have lost 160 pounds
and I feel like a new person! I now weigh 165 pounds
and am thrilled to be among those who say “I’d
like to lose 15 pounds.” I’m healthy....
I’m happy.... And something I never thought I’d
hear myself say.... I’m beautiful!!! I sleep
all night through and wake in the morning feeling refreshed.
The whole world has opened up to me and I can honestly
say I love life. I have so much self-confidence now
that I want people to notice me. Sometimes I well up
with so much emotion that tear of joy flow down my
cheeks. For the first time in my life.... I feel normal.
Thank you very much Forerunners
- Starting Weight before the surgery: 220 pounds
- Weight approx 12-15 months after the surgery: 130 pounds
My name is Sophia Erland and back in 2005 I weighed more than 220 pounds. I was a very large woman who felt uncomfortable with herself and her surroundings. One day I was in a hardware store when a little girl approached me from behind and said to her father, “That woman is fat! Huh, daddy?” I will be thankful for that child forever.
My doctor mentioned bariatric surgery to me and actually recommended that I look into this procedure. He provided me with Dr. Dheeraj Bojwani’s phone number In India and as embarrassed as I was, I made that phone call. Dr Dheeraj Bojwani’s staff was all-exceptional.
Each step was explained in great detail. They all made me feel comfortable while I was considering this procedure. And within 3 weeks I was inn India getting my surgery by the Forerunners
Healthcare Group in India. I followed the program exactly as instructed. I was often teased for being so perfect, but I didn’t care because the weight came off quickly for me and I was excited and even further motivated by my success. I knew I had to begin retraining myself to eat healthier and to begin living a healthier lifestyle. On the other hand, I was depressed. I knew I would have to find a way to cope with the food commercials on television and with my roommate’s frequent visits to the local fast food restaurants.
The junk food still looked good, and I hadn’t yet developed any alternative activities or mechanisms to deal with the former obsession. That’s when I started exercising. I found that the exercise actually helped to take my mind off food and gave me time to think about where I had come from and where I would like to see myself three to six months down the road.
In fairly short order I learned to eat healthy foods six to eight times a day and to exercise five times a week. What a change this was for me. I started out walking short distances (walking at 220 pounds isn’t easy) and worked up to walking three miles at a time. I have never felt as good in my life as I do today. In just 18 months I have lost more than 100 pounds and have maintained this weight loss still today. This has been an awesome and rewarding experience.
I deeply thank Forerunners
Healthcareand Dheeraj Bojwani for giving me the opportunity to experience life, as I had never been able to do before.