Before & After, we often look at success as being a struggle or fight to the very end. Some can view that success as important as climbing Mount Everest, or winning first place in a world competition. But this high emphasis on enduring hardship for success is very limiting. Success doesn’t have to be difficult or a battle, often times the first step is the most important one that begins the journey. From there things only get easier as you work toward your goals.
Don’t punish yourself and don’t measure everything in seconds. Make the change in the right direction and soon enough you will get there.
One step at a time.
David and Liz Lourash
We have struggled with our weight for years. We had children later in our lives and trying to keep up with 2 very active boys when yours obese is tough. We decided to look into weight loss surgery after losing weight and putting even more on …over and over again. We met with Dr Stegemann after a seminar in May 2012 and elected bypass surgery soon after. In August 2012 and September 14, 2012, our lives changed for the better. Soon to be 2 years out, it was the best decision we could have made. We participate in 5k runs, we keep up with our 10 and 4 year old and we feel amazing. Dr Lloyd Stegemann is phenomenal and we have highly recommended him many many times.
David Started: 335lb,
David Now: 165lb
List Now: 169
I made the best choice of my life, I really have. It wasn’t that I wasn’t trying to excersize because I would try, it’s just that I had allowed myself to become so sick. Immediately after the surgery I didn’t need any medication my blood pressure was good, I immediately felt the effect.
Obesity Help Testimonials
Below are testimonials written on the website Obesityhelp about Dr. Stegemann.
My first impression of him was that he was very calm and intelligent and that has stayed true the short time I have known him. His office staff are always pleasant. I haven’t found anything that I dislike about him yet. I have been warned he is very strict on his diet plan but that does not bother me because I kinda’ve need that. One thing future patients can be assured of are his skills. Everywhere I went people said “Oh Dr. Stegemann’s your doctor? He’s the best surgeon around here.” That is a confidence booster when you making such a life changing decision.I will be learning more of his aftercare programs in about a week. I will try to update when I know more about this. He was very thorough in all his instructions and made me feel like he always had time for me with questions or concerns I had. he addressed the risks so thoroughly that I stuck to the preop diet religiously and that is a miracle for me.( I have a rebellious streak)rnI would rate him overall as excellent. His bedside manner and surgical competence are AWESOME! And Ladies it doesn’t hurt that he is easy on the eyes.
Dr. Stegemann is a very professional man that has done a great job, I believe, on what he had to work with. He is considerate and has a great bedside manner and also a sense of humor (believe it or not.) His staff is friendly and helpful and I just adore all of them that I have dealt with. He talked with me in depth about the problems that my special case was and what I would be looking at. He never kept any of the risk away from me and took his time and did the best that he felt that he could do to make this as beneficial as possible to me. I would recommend him to anyone that needs this surgery. It is hard and it is something you really need to think about. It means a total change in lifestyle. It is not a miracle cure.
dr stegemann from the moment i met him appeared confident, caring and most important competant…my impression has not changed he was just the same in the hospital and since my surgery. his views on aftercare is what drew me to him- he is a proponet of group support -he has a structured aftercare program and from the impressions i have he requires it. the office staff at weightwise is FABULOUS -accomodating, friendly…not enough good words to describe them–
I met Dr. Stegemann at a seminar and was very impressed. He seem very passionate about helping people succed with their weight loss goals. I knew then that I wanted him as my surgeon. I also did research on him and he is very knowlegable and has a great aftercare program and support groups. I have nothing bad to say about him, as far as I’m concerned he has saved my life! I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Steg’s the man. He’s very into what you’re thinking, and doesn’t allow you to not know what you’re getting into. He’s serious, yet supportive and approachable at the same time. So far, I like him. I’ll know more after he guts me…er…cuts me…er…performs the delicate surgery…that’s what I meant to say.
‘He is very kind
MY FIRST IMPRESSION OF DR. STEGEMANN WAS A LASTING IMPRESSION. DR. STEGEMANN IS GREAT, AND HIS BEDSIDE MANNERS IS WONDERFUL.
Dr Stegemann is a miracle maker. He is the best surgeon I have dealt with. His bedside manor is the best, although he is strict and tells how it is.
I absolutely love him!! He is the most compassionate caring Dr I have ever met. I feel very safe and secure in his hands. Everyone in his office is great too!