Kim S's Story
“I had my gastric bypass June 26, 2000. I weighed 370 pounds. I was very heavy my entire life, weighing 200 pounds at 10 years old. In the next year and a half, I lost about 130 pounds. I felt like a new person. But………I still was not happy with the way I looked. I knew that I needed to have plastic surgery to remove all of the excess skin and tissue from my arms, legs, and hips. I would watch Discovery Health Channel “Plastic Surgery Before and After” in search of a plastic surgeon. I got on the internet researching plastic surgeons. One day, I was looking through Obesity Help Magazine. There was a full page ad on Dr. Katzen. The following phrase caught my eye: “Specializing in after gastric bypass surgery”. I said to myself, “This is the guy”.The very next day I called Dr. Katzen’s office, made an appointment for consultation. This was October 2004. I was sure that Dr. Katzen was going to tell me to lose 60 or 70 more pounds, as I weighed about 230 at the time. I remember my eyes welling up with tears when Dr. Katzen said, “Let me finish what you started”.
I have had 4 surgeries in the last two years by Dr. Katzen. I can finally look in the mirror and am content with what I see. Dr. Katzen has transformed my body into one that is now ‘normal’. He is absolutely wonderful. He takes his time to explain everything, he has a wonderful bedside manner, and I believe, absolutely loves what he does. He is an artist, and in my case, a magician. Dr. Katzen is a dream come true.”