180 Pounds Down: A Panhandle Man’s Weight Loss Success Story

January 7, 2020

Weighing in at 390 pounds, Thomas Bryant oftentimes felt unmotivated and tired.

“I felt so out of energy and unmotivated,” Bryant said. “It got to the point where I felt like I wasn’t living anymore. I would come home from work and my wife and I would just sit and eat bad food, and that’s pretty much what we did.”

Wanting to make a positive life change, Bryant began having conversations about weight loss surgery with his coworkers. It was through these conversations that Bryant learned about BSA’s bariatric surgery options.

“I went for my first consultation in December 2018,” Bryant shared. “After the first appointment, I was excited and ready to do it.”

On April 16, 2019, Bryant had bilio-pancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (also called duodenal switch, or BPD-DS), a complex procedure that induces weight loss.

“I received great care at BSA and the whole thing was very easy,” Bryant said.

Since surgery, Bryant has found tremendous success. “I’ve stuck to what they told me to do and today I am 210 pounds,” Bryant said.

Bryant no longer experiences issues with daily activities and now finds himself full of energy.

“I don’t get winded while walking anymore,” Bryant said. “I can ride a bike now and I feel fantastic. I never feel like I’m out of energy.”

Bryant is grateful to BSA for helping him through his weight loss journey.

“It’s been life changing and I recommend BSA to anyone,” he shared. “Everybody thinks surgery is a magic pill and it’s definitely not, but it is fantastic for people who are finding it hard to get the motivation and that kick start needed.”

For your free, confidential weight loss consultation, please contact the BSA Bariatric Coordinator at 806-212-4571.

*The content/images on this website are not a guarantee of individual results. Individual results may vary. The information provided on this site is for general informational purposes only, and does not replace the need for a consultation with a surgeon before undergoing a surgical procedure or receiving treatment.