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Tired of Being Overweight?

 

 

Want to change that today?

 

 

I’m going to talk about to you about a way to lose weight. But first I’m going to talk to you about Gastric bypass surgery.  The drastic procedure used to help some obese and overweight people lose weight, called gastric bypass – continues to grow in popularity.

 

 

It’s estimated that 140,000 people had this procedure in 2004, with the number expected to grow even higher per year. Like many people who seek out this surgery, Dave Weindel had been morbidly obese for most of his life. So he was eager to have surgery to help him lose weight, get healthy, and live longer to watch his four young children grow.

 

 

“I graduated from eighth grade a couple years later,” Christy Weindel says, crying. “And he wasn’t there for that. And he wasn’t there for prom. And I just got married in September. And he wasn’t there for that. “It’s really tough.” Christy Weindel lost her father when she was 12 years old. Dave Weindel died three weeks after having gastric bypass surgery.

 

 

“I had to come home and had to tell the kids that their dad died. It was very, very hard,” says, Cathy Weindel. According to Weindel’s wife, it wasn’t supposed to turn out this way. She says, “Well, they told us it was major surgery. But they said, ‘You know, you’re going to be home in three days.’ ”
Weindel’s surgery was July 17, 1998. His stomach was reduced to the size of an egg and his intestines were re-routed. The surgeon told Cathy Weindel the operation went well.

 

 

But within days, Weindel’s health worsened.

 

 

He was transferred to a second hospital, where a CT scan revealed a large abscess. Weindel was treated, but his health continued to decline. Cathy Weindel says she thinks her husband knew what was happening to him. “I still remember, and I still see this in my mind,” she says very emotionally. “When they’re shutting everything down and there was nothing else they could do. I was talking to him. And I saw a tear come out of his eye. And, I mean, it still stays with me.”

 

 

Dave Weindel died three weeks after his surgery. He was 38. The official cause of death: abscess, pneumonia and a pulmonary embolism. Was Dave Weindel’s case a complete anomaly? Not really. A recent study by researchers at the University of Washington found that 1 in 50 people die within one month of having gastric bypass surgery, and that figure jumps nearly fivefold if the surgeon is inexperienced.

 

 

Attorney Herman Praszkier says, “You want to know, basically, as much information about the surgeon’s background as you can. Anyone who evades your question, get up and walk out.”
Praszkier explains, “The most common problem in bariatric surgery in the cases I take (which are only death cases) is that the post-operative care was insufficient.” Nora Malone is Praszkier’s most recent client. She tried to talk her husband, Ron, out of the surgery. “I said, ‘Let’s go. Let’s just go.’ And he said, ‘Oh, I’ll be OK, honey. You’ll be so proud of me when I get out of here,’ ” Malone recalls.

 

 

I’m going to talk about to you about a way to lose weight. But first I’m going to talk to you about Gastric bypass surgery.  The drastic procedure used to help some obese and overweight people lose weight, called gastric bypass – continues to grow in popularity.

 

 

It’s estimated that 140,000 people had this procedure in 2004, with the number expected to grow even higher per year. Like many people who seek out this surgery, Dave Weindel had been morbidly obese for most of his life. So he was eager to have surgery to help him lose weight, get healthy, and live longer to watch his four young children grow.

 

 

“I graduated from eighth grade a couple years later,” Christy Weindel says, crying. “And he wasn’t there for that. And he wasn’t there for prom. And I just got married in September. And he wasn’t there for that. “It’s really tough.” Christy Weindel lost her father when she was 12 years old. Dave Weindel died three weeks after having gastric bypass surgery.

 

 

“I had to come home and had to tell the kids that their dad died. It was very, very hard,” says, Cathy Weindel. According to Weindel’s wife, it wasn’t supposed to turn out this way. She says, “Well, they told us it was major surgery. But they said, ‘You know, you’re going to be home in three days.’ ”
Weindel’s surgery was July 17, 1998. His stomach was reduced to the size of an egg and his intestines were re-routed. The surgeon told Cathy Weindel the operation went well.

 

 

But within days, Weindel’s health worsened.

 

 

He was transferred to a second hospital, where a CT scan revealed a large abscess. Weindel was treated, but his health continued to decline. Cathy Weindel says she thinks her husband knew what was happening to him. “I still remember, and I still see this in my mind,” she says very emotionally. “When they’re shutting everything down and there was nothing else they could do. I was talking to him. And I saw a tear come out of his eye. And, I mean, it still stays with me.”

 

 

Dave Weindel died three weeks after his surgery. He was 38. The official cause of death: abscess, pneumonia and a pulmonary embolism. Was Dave Weindel’s case a complete anomaly? Not really. A recent study by researchers at the University of Washington found that 1 in 50 people die within one month of having gastric bypass surgery, and that figure jumps nearly fivefold if the surgeon is inexperienced.

 

 

Attorney Herman Praszkier says, “You want to know, basically, as much information about the surgeon’s background as you can. Anyone who evades your question, get up and walk out.”
Praszkier explains, “The most common problem in bariatric surgery in the cases I take (which are only death cases) is that the post-operative care was insufficient.” Nora Malone is Praszkier’s most recent client. She tried to talk her husband, Ron, out of the surgery. “I said, ‘Let’s go. Let’s just go.’ And he said, ‘Oh, I’ll be OK, honey. You’ll be so proud of me when I get out of here,’ ” Malone recalls.

 

 

 

 

Network Family Wellness Center
Danny Knowles D.C. and Richelle Knowles D.C.
1715 15th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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By Dr. Daniel KnowlesJanuary 3, 2013

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