Baltazar Lost Over 100 lbs. and Lost Diabetes, Too.

“As a construction worker, it was very hard to get my job done as an overweight person. Many times, I got home with a lot of pain in my legs and knees from climbing ladders and stairs. I thought several times that I would give up on everything.

After two surgeries to control the swelling on my legs didn’t help, my doctor talked to me about bariatric surgery. We decided to get more information about it, and that was the best decision of my life!

We researched different places for weight loss surgery, but the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute at Arkansas Heart Hospital had the best program, team and tools to help you get through your bariatric surgery process.

My life has improved 200% after surgery! I’ve lost more than 100 pounds and am off type II diabetes medication, and have reduced my heart attack risk. I’ve also stopped smoking after 30 years and drinking alcohol.

It isn’t easy in the beginning, but don’t get mad and overthink everything, just follow the program and you will be successful. I am proof of that.

I thank Dr. J.J. Tucker, nurses, dieticians, receptionists, office and hospital staff, and my family for guiding me through this journey. I couldn’t have done it without you.”

Learn more about the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute and how it can help you reach your health goals here.