Clara Eckles had always been a healthy women but when she had to handle a stressful family situation a few years ago, her health began to decline.
Clara Eckles had always been a healthy women but when she had to handle a stressful family situation a few years ago, her health began to decline. "After going through some stressful situations I started to binge eat and that binge eating led to weight gain which caused other medical conditions to occur, such as high blood pressure and other health issues. I knew I had to do something." Clara knew that dieting would not be enough and that she wanted a more permanent solution.
Clara spoke with one of her friends who had success from gastric bypass surgery and that inspired Clara to look into the procedure for herself. After speaking with her primary care physician about her options, Clara was referred to Dr. Caban with Ocala Health Surgical Group. "Dr. Caban is one out of a million, he explained everything to me and gave me different options and gave me a choice about the type of procedure that would be best for me. Dr. Caban and the bariatric coordinator, Kelli made sure I was okay before, during, and after my surgery." Clara said that before having surgery she attended one of the monthly bariatric support group sessions and "that was the icing on the cake. The support group was very encouraging."
Clara said that "the whole experience was awesome" and that she is doing well following her surgery. "This gives you a whole different outlook on life and it goes beyond going into the closet and getting rid of your big clothes. This effects everything, it does something for you mentally as well." Clara says that she would highly encourage this procedure to anyone who is on the fence about weight loss surgery. "I would recommend this to anyone who is thinking about it."