Weight Loss Surgery Results
Married for almost thirty years, Andrea and Chris Manfredi of Southold are longtime world travelers who have embarked on a whole different type of journey together.
In August of 2017, the pair underwent same-day weight loss surgeries at St. Charles Hospital, with Andrea going into surgery at 10am and Chris at 2pm.
“We wanted to go through it all together, beginning to end,” explained Andrea.
Today, the Manfredis continue to work together to maintain the results of their weight loss surgery, such as attending St. Charles Hospital’s monthly Bariatric Surgery Support Group, where they connect with others who have had the weight loss surgery, as well as those only considering it.
“Losing the weight has opened a whole new world to us,” said Andrea, 53, who today is down more than 70 pounds from her pre-surgery weight. She no longer has an arrhythmia, is off all medications and doesn’t need a CPAP machine anymore. “I am living again, I feel I can do so much more,” she said.
Doing more included a recent excursion to Vietnam, where Andrea and Chris hiked and biked instead of getting on a tour bus.
“Losing the weight has definitely helped us with traveling, like with finding airline seats and getting around,” said Chris, who is down more than 80 pounds from his pre-surgery weight of 292.
In contrast to a pre-surgery trip to Bangkok where Andrea’s legs where swollen for two weeks following her return flight, she claims, “I am not sore and my back doesn’t hurt anymore.”
“There is a downfall to all of this, though” jokes Chris, “My wife is costing me a fortune buying all new clothes.”
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St. Charles Hospital has received full accreditation as a comprehensive bariatric surgery center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).Learn more