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Nils and his wife visiting Tuscany in 2010 Nils finishing the 2009 Boston Marathon

My Weight Loss Journey

by Nils Ahlin, Weight Loss Surgery Patient
Surgery type: LAP-BAND®

Life post  LAP-BAND® has been extraordinary. I had my  weight loss surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in September 2007 and my only regret is I should have done it sooner. My surgery was a laparoscopic procedure performed by Dr. Schneider. From my first meeting with BIDMC's weight loss surgery team, I knew that I was in good hands. The entire process was a success.

I followed the steps of the program, gradually increased my work out activities and three years later, I am 130 pounds lighter. I have been heavy my entire adult life and forgot what it is like to be close to a healthy weight. My biggest physical accomplishment post-surgery is I ran and finished the 2009 Boston Marathon, something I could not even have dreamed of doing three years ago.  BIDMC's bariatric program literally saved my life.

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Posted January 2011

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Weight Loss Surgery Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Shapiro Clinical Center, 3rd Floor
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215