Gastric Sleeve Surgery in France
After weighing over 274 pounds for years, Natalie Thompson, a registered nurse, suffered from severe joint pain. Her pain became so unbearable she even went to a rheumatologist to see if she had an autoimmune disease. “My weight problem hit me right in the face during my appointment with the rheumatologist,” said 35-year-old Natalie Thompson.
“I thought she was going to discover that I had some form of arthritis. Instead, the solution was less complicated. She told me that my weight was causing my joint pain and I needed to lose a lot of weight.” And now Natalie’s joint pain is gone after losing 112 pounds in 14 months as a result of her weight loss surgery at Silver Cross Hospital.
The American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery defines the morbidly obese as those with a body mass of 40 or above, or, for a normal height woman, being more than 100