Client Success

John's Story


“At my annual physical at age 55, I got the wake-up call that I knew was coming, “lose weight or you will become diabetic!” I tried the personal trainer, meal plans and special diets but they left me hungry and had marginal impact that seemed to only yoyo my weight.

I had a consultation with Dr. Oliak and I look back on that day as “My Life Saving Event!” He listened to my personal situation, explained the various procedures, pros and cons. I was ready to change my life and had the gastric sleeve procedure.

Well the results have been truly life-saving. My waist went from size 42 to 34 and I’ve shed 80 pounds in less than a year. I no longer take any cholesterol medications. But there’s more. I now know when to stop eating. I was raised to eat everything on my plate; it’s a behavior that was engrained. Now I eat what I want, but stop when I’m satisfied. Portion control, protein first, tips and tricks on how to enjoy eating. Dr. Oliak not only performed the surgery, but he and his staff helped me to change my behavior so the results will be life-long.”

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