Nicole’s Story: Starting Life Again
Bariatric surgery was just the tool Nicole Searcy needed to be more disciplined in her efforts to lose weight. So, when Nicole was searching for the right surgeon, she relied on the internet and word of mouth. “I’d heard great word-of-mouth references for Dr. John Maguire and so many people told me Miami Valley Hospital is the place to go.”
On December 28, 2006 at 335 pounds, Nicole arrived at Miami Valley Hospital (MVH) for Roux-en-Y surgery. “I chose Roux-en-Y because I thought it had less risk and helped me be more disciplined.”
Before surgery, Nicole’s blood pressure was high and she had pain in her knees and feet. “You name the diet and I had tried it. I would lose weight, and then gain it back, and even more. I was disgusted with myself.”
When Nicole tipped the scales at over 300 pounds, she knew she needed to do something.
“I was nervous before the surgery but Dr. Maguire was there to make me feel better. The information seminars were great. Everything was explained so well.” Nicole was impressed with how she was treated at MVH. “I highly recommend it. I feel like I’ve started my life all over again.”