Real People.... Real Results

Mattie K. McGuffee

Weight Loss Success… The Real Story

Mattie K. McGuffee, 26, is a photographer living in Swartz. She has lost 149 pounds since her gastric sleeve surgery at Louisiana Center for Weight Loss Surgery in 2011.

“Louisiana Center for Weight Loss Surgery has truly saved my life. I can actually live and enjoy life without worrying about getting out of breath, getting tired, or having people looking at me because of my weight. I have been a photographer for five years, and I can enjoy taking pictures now! I can get up and down if needed and feel comfortable about myself. I’m healthier, happier, and full of energy! I did my first 5K this year, and it felt great.”

Q. What motivated you to have bariatric surgery?

A. I could not enjoy life anymore due to my obesity. I knew something had to change.

Q. Why did you choose Louisiana Center for Weight Loss Surgery?

A. I did a photo shoot for LCWLS and talked to one of their patients. I was amazed at how great she looked after surgery. I knew right then that I had to get on board. I would definitely recommend the LCWLS program to friends and family because the surgery is safe, and it works. I would do it again in a heartbeat!

Q. How has your weight loss surgery changed your life?

A. LCWLS has truly saved my life. I can actually live and enjoy life without worrying about getting out of breath, getting tired, or having people looking at me because of my weight. I have been a photographer for five years, and I can enjoy taking pictures now! I can get up and down if needed and feel comfortable about myself. I’m healthier, happier, and full of energy! I did my first 5K this year, and it felt great. LCWLS has given me a second chance at life.

Q. What would you say to someone who is considering bariatric surgery, but is nervous about doing so?

A. I was terrified, but when I got out of surgery and Dr. Sartor came in to check on me, I said, “The surgery was easy peasy, Doc!” And it really was. There’s nothing to be afraid of regarding this surgery. You’re starting a whole new life that you never got to live!

Q. Tell us about a moment in which you were most proud of your weight loss success.

A. I remember feeling very overwhelmed because I had never seen myself this small. Family, friends, and strangers told me how beautiful and great I looked! I am very happy with myself and couldn’t have chosen a better surgery or surgeon to make all of this happen.

Please call 866-821-LIVE (5483) for additional information or to make an appointment for your bariatric consultation today.  It could be the best decision you have ever made!

The Louisiana Center for Weight Loss Surgery is a partnership between Dr. Walter Sartor, P&S Surgical Hospital, and St. Francis Medical Center.