Like so many other people, I struggled with my weight my entire life. I tried lots of different diets and exercise programs but nothing ever seemed to work for me.

I started looking into Dr. Legrand’s services shortly after he began practicing in Cape Girardeau.  At the time, I was 40 years old, weighed 458 pounds, and my BMI was 63.9.  I noticed how successful Dr. LeGrand’s procedures were, so I scheduled an appointment with him.  We met on September 9, 2013.  During my visit, we discussed my options and my post-surgery target weight of 235 pounds. I decided to have gastric bypass surgery with Dr. LeGrand’s recommendations and guidance.

Although I looked forward to having the procedure and embarking on my new lifestyle, I experienced a major setback that postponed my surgery.  I suffered a back injury and wound up in a wheelchair for almost 18 months.  The injury required surgery.  I had to relearn how to walk because of my weight.  Even through my recovery, I still hoped to have gastric bypass surgery to achieve a healthier more active life. 

On February 2, 2015, I finally had weight loss surgery. My life was forever changed.  I really didn’t have many issues after surgery and the weight fell off fast.  In just 12 months, I looked like a totally different person.  I was down to 265 pounds and my BMI was 37. I couldn’t believe it.  Dr. LeGrand was happy with the progress I made.

As of December 8, 2020, my weight was 232 pounds.  I get around so much better now, and my self-esteem is through the roof.  If it wasn’t for Dr. LeGrand and his staff, I would probably have died from a massive heart or stroke by now.  It’s so odd to look in the mirror and see myself today, but I’m extremely happy with my results.  I can’t thank Dr. Legrand and his staff enough for their help and guidance.

Procedure:  gastric bypass
Age at time of procedure:  40
Date of procedure:  February 2, 2015
Starting weight (lbs):  458
Current weight (lbs):  232
Weight loss (lbs):  226

Before and After the Weight Loss Procedure