Stephanie C How Weight Loss Surgery Changes Lives: Stephanie's Story

“I love that I can wear my bathing suit without having to hide under a cover-up!”

Stephanie Chambers, 48

Litigation paralegal and tax preparer

Year of surgery: 2019

Pounds lost: 70

Anish Nihalani, MD
Anish Nihalani, MD

Biggest benefit: I suffered from high blood pressure and sleep apnea. Now I no longer have to take any medication.

Lifestyle change: I stopped eating pasta and fast food, but especially soda. I’m a water drinker now. And I regularly have protein shakes and take special vitamins. For exercise, I walk and dance with my kids instead of going to a gym. And I’m part of a group where I can share my experiences with others who’ve undergone this surgery.

Bariatric surgery changes a person physically, but patients find it transforms their lives as well,” says Anish Nihalani, MD, Medical Director of the Surgical Weight Loss Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Rahway. “They develop new habits and new attitudes, as well as the understanding that surgery is the first step of a journey.”

To learn more about weight loss surgery at RWJUH Rahway, call 732-499-6300.