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Weight Loss in Turkey

Weight Loss, Turkey

Hi, my name is Ibrar Ahmed. I am 45 years old 5’7″ tall from Teesside.

For most of my life I have been very active going to gym regularly, though I have suffered from rheumatoid arthritis since my early 20s and have been on specialist medication. I have always been on my feet ran different business’s which have kept me active.

However as I have been getting older was getting “the middle age spread” and always struggled to get it of.

I tried diets extra activities but nothing worked to get of the extra pounds.
I would say I was a sensible eater enjoyed a takeaway once a week never was really a sugary drinks guy,I tended to stay away from soft drinks the odd can once in a while.

During the last 5 years since starting our successful family business my role has been sitting for unto 10 hours a day doing paperwork etc.

Even though still going gym in the mornings and evenings walking 3 miles unto 5 days a week my weight was still going up.

I was so confused and angry that I was starting to give up and even about to smoke again even though I quit about 3 years ago.

Nothing seemed to be going right my health was a mess I was always tired stressed bloated, falling asleep even while I was working only 2 hours into my shift, then to top it of I recently got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

I thought brilliant this is getting better I was already suffering from sleep apnea.

My weight by now was 120kg when at my peak was about 85 to 90kg.
For the last few years I had been considering bariatric surgery and last year came across healthier weight on the Web and got talking to a fantastic gentleman Mr. Zahid who guided me through different procedures available.

He did not pressurize me in any way left me to make my own decision.
Together with his expert advice I opted for The ESG procedure whereby incisions are made from the mouth via endoscopy procedure.

Unfortunately due to Covid a few appointments were cancelled and I was getting more and more frustrated because my breathing was becoming more heavy my health was deteriorating.

Finally end of July 21 date became available which Mr Zahid finally managed to arrange after so many attempts.

I could have had the procedure closer to home but due to Mr. Zahid’s professionalism I was going nowhere else.

Everything regarding the procedure was arranged by Mr. Zahid all I had to do was attend the Cromwell hospital in Kensington London at 11.30am
I arrived at 09.00hrs the staff were absolutely fantastic immediately I was checked in even though I was early, I definitely got the VIP treatment my own ensuite room with TV etc. to keep me entertained.

The staff even give me slippers bathrobes etc.

Then the necessary checks blood pressure etc. was done prior to the procedure in the mean time Mr. Zahid was in regular contact with me assuring everything was going to plan and everything would be good.

I then met my surgeon Dr Bansi “what a guy he was” so down to earth explained everything asking If I had any concerns.

That same day afternoon I was sedated and my ESG procedure was performed by Dr Bansi.

When I woke up I immediately said to the doctors right I’m ready thinking that I had not had the procedure yet.

They laughingly said its been done I did not believe them as I immediately started walking could not feel any Discomfort or pain.

The doctors assured me the procedure was done by Dr Bansi and was very successful.

A short while later I was taken to xray where the staff showed me the x-rays of my upper body assuring me Dr Bansi had done a fantastic job according to the x-rays.

I was well impressed and happy that I had no pain or discomfort.

I was then taken to my room to relax and encouraged to walk with guidance of the staff nurses who were constantly looking after my welfare checking my blood pressure etc.

I stayed over night and next day before being discharged was given advice by the dietician what to consume and when.

Also the doctor prescribed me pain killers and tablets incase I felt sick but not once I took them as I did not need to.

I was then discharged about 3pm that day and my friend picked me up for the long journey home not once I can honestly say I felt in any discomfort or pain
For the first 3 days I was on clear liquid diet and I returned to work for a few hours the second day of arriving home.

By the 3rd I was back to work full shifts and drinking plenty of clear liquids as directed by the dietician.

I noticed my energy levels were up I was not feeling hungry if I did I drank water I felt like I was full again.

I was drinking plenty of homemade broth about 2 cups a day I think that’s what sorted me out more than anything.

Then over the next few days the weight started dropping of
Prior to procedure I was 247lbs and now after 5 days I was I think 230lbs.

Then a few days 225lb and now after 2 weeks started eating smooth foods my weight is at 215lbs in total over 30lbs lost in 2 WEEKS!

I can’t believe the difference just losing that much in 2 weeks has made to my health. I am sleeping better.

My diabetes has gone right down to non diabetic. My blood pressure down.
My arthritis pain none (I stopped taking medication 2 weeks prior to procedure and hopefully won’t be going back on it).

I honestly feel like I was 18 again full of energy I can fit into my old clothes again from a 42″ To a 34″ already and I’m still losing weight.

I can honestly say best decision of my life.

Thank you Mr. Zahid, Dr Bansi and all whom involved in my procedure and stay at the hospital. you were all fantastic.

I hope if I may to keep posting my progress that’s if I haven’t bored anyone reading my blog.

My advice to anyone thinking ESG procedure go for it. “It’s the best of the best you will not regret it worth every penny Total life changer”.

I have already got 2 of my close cousins who are in same situation as I was going ahead with procedure.

If anyone reading this wants to talk them through the procedure or any questions my contact details are with MR Zahid.

Ibrar Ahmed, Teesside, UK

I am so grateful as you can see by my pictures i have lost 6.7 stone now and love my new life. my type 2 diabetic has gone into remission and i do not have high cholesterol & high blood pressure anymore. i do not take any medication and have a good bill of health now so thank you.

Mark Render, Bermondsey, London

Hello Chevonie,

Yes please feel free to contact me and I am more than happy to tell you of the positive experience I had and the result I have been trying to achieve for the for several years by dieting, attending weight watchers, taking appetite suppressant, etc and achieving nothing but losing money and my confidence.

I have lost 2 stones in weight since the gastric sleeve op in July 2019, in Turkey, my taste changed, and my eating habits are completely different, and I can now control what to eat or not. It’s the best decision I have ever made for me!

I can fit in clothes 2 sizes smaller and feel comfortable and confident.

Thanks, Mr. Hamid for letting Chevonie have my details.

Chevonie, please call me if you want to ask or to meet me to see how I look, etc. I was 10.8 stones, 4ft 11, small built. Since the gastric sleeve I July 2019, I am 8.8 stones and wear size 10 instead of 14 or 16 sometimes.

Please don’t hesitate if you want to feel good about you and regain a healthy lifestyle and look, but beware, you would not be able to eat or drink if you are a party animal!

Enough from me, over and out.

Weight Loss in Turkey

I am feeling great; I have lost three stone, and more importantly, I am running again. I have not done this for years and am up to 3 miles. I feel and look great, 2013 is looking good!

– Alan B, London

I went down from 90 kg to 78 kg with the gastric balloon and had never felt better. It was without any stress, and I did not feel hungry with the balloon in place. Getting used to it in the early days was the hardest part, but I was never really dieting! Thank you for all your help.

– B Gashi, East Sussex

The service of the treatment was really good, the hospital staff were really friendly and looked after me. The planning was good too from the Peek Lodge to the transport, everything was fine. I’d recommend everyone to come and do Weight Loss surgery through Right Choice. Mr. Nisar was nice too and gave me his email address to contact him anytime which gives you safety.

I am really happy I did it, it’s nice seeing the weight drop, and I am only eating a quarter from what I used to eat which is amazing! So far my body responded well to everything I ate. even the stitches healed well and  I don’t have pain anymore. Plus the scars are tiny……(later) I have nearly achieved my weight loss target.

– Vanessa Mathis, Malta

I think all went well with the op and I am back home. Would you believe it, every time I watch the TV it’s all about food and cooking! It seems my sense of smell has improved to the point of smelling every single bit of food cooking every where I go. I am trying my best to stick with what the dietitian advised me.
Thank you, Zahid for making this op possible at a cost I can afford and in a lovely hospital and environment. Mr. Nisar and the Anaesthetist were excellent and very kind to me before the surgery because of my syringe phobia.
With all the encouragement I have had from the team, and at home, I am now very close to my ideal weight.

– H Mew, Southampton

I have recovered well, and am feeling good. All the staff at the hospital where very kind and very professional, the surgery went well and I am very pleased with the outcome. Thank you, once again for your kind assistance, I would never hesitate to use Right Choice again.

– L Ruddy, Merseyside